The Queen of Spades

The Queen of Spades

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Pushkin's story tells of the Russianized German card player, Hermann--an engineer in the army in Russia--who becomes obsessed with the secret of three consecutive winning cards after hearing a story about an old countess' winnings years prior. His obsession drives him to manipulate the countess' ward, Lizaveta Ivanovna, into letting him into their home.

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Language: English

Published in: 1834

Word count: 9,840 words (≈ 39 minutes)

Source: Wikisource

Copyright: Public Domain


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