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The Queen of Spades
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The Queen of Spades

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Author: Alexander Pushkin
Publisher: Original Russian publication, 1834
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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Horror
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The Queen of Spades is an acclaimed short story by Alexander Pushkin about human avariciousness. Pushkin wrote the story in autumn 1833 in Boldino and it was first published in literary magazine Biblioteka dlya chteniya in 1834. It was turned into the opera The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky.

It has been collected and anthologized many times, and is the basis for the 1949 movie The Queen of Spades.


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