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The Daughter of the Commandant

Alexander Pushkin

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"The Daughter of the Commandant" (better known as "The Captain's Daughter") is a historical novel by the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin, and is considered to be his finest prose work. The novel is a romanticized account of Pugachev's Rebellion in 1773-1774.

The 17-year-old Pyotr Andreyich is sent by his father to military service in a remote Russian outpost, where he leans honor and love while being caught up in a violent uprising of tribal groups against the imperial government.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .If we take to giving gratuities to everybody we shall end by dying of hunger."

I could not dispute the point with Savéliitch; my money, according to my solemn promise, was entirely at his disposal. Nevertheless, I was annoyed that I was not able to reward a man who, if he had not brought me out of fatal danger, had, at least, extricated me from an awkward dilemma.

"Well," I said, coolly, to Savéliitch, "if you do not wish to give him half a rouble give him one of my old coats; he is too thinly clad. Give him my hareskin touloup."

"Have mercy on me, my father, Petr' Andréjïtch!" exclaimed Savéliitch. "What need has he of your touloup? He will pawn it for drink, the dog, in the first tavern he comes across."

"That, my dear old fellow, is no longer your affair," said the vagabond, "whether I drink it or whether I do not. His excellency honours me with a c. . . Read More

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دائمًا ما نستشهد عند الحديث عن غوغول بمقولة دوستويفسكي الشهيرة "كلنا خرجنا من معطف غوغول" ونتوقف، دون أن يدور في خلدنا أن العبارة ناقصة، وأن حديث دوستويفسكي لم يكن عن غوغول أساسًا بل عن شخصٍ آخر، لذلك لا بد من وضع العبارة كاملة حتى تتضح لنا الصورة بكامل أجزائها.
يقول دوستويفسكي:
كلنا خرجنا من معطف (

I am familiar with Pushkin's writing. And whereas I prefer Pushkin the Poet, I can say with absolute certainty that, in fact, I enjoyed this novella but for other somewhat unexpected reasons. I found the plot so enthralling that I could not put this book down. Historical facts and pure fiction are i

Капитанская дочка = Kapitanskaya dochka = The Captain's Daughter, Alexander Pushkin

The Captain's Daughter is an historical novel by the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin. It was first published in 1836 in the fourth issue of the literary journal Sovremennik. The novel is a romanticized account of Pug

The short novel The Captain’s Daughter (1836) is the last of Pushkin’s great achievements; he published it in his thirty-seventh year, months before the duel that led to his death.

The proof of its genius is that, although it often seems to be many books at once—a near-parody of a naive young officer

" أواه ما أحلاه
يوم عرفتكِ فيه
يا حبيبتي الجميلة
و آه ما أشقاني
إذ أفارقكِ الآن.
لكأنني أفارق روحي.."


لا يمكنني تصور الشاعر يغشاه زيُّ الروائي، لأن الشعرَ يحكم صاحبه في قيدٍ أسلوبي و لغوي عادةً ما يميل إلى الإيجاز و تكثيف العاطفة المُبتغاة في أقصر عبارة ممكنة،

" اسمعوا أيّها الفتية البسطاء
ما نقصّه عليكم نحن الشيوخ "

ابنة الضابط .. لألكسندر بوشكين .. قصّة من قصص الشيوخ والعجائز :

كان يا ماكان وفي زمن من الأزمان قريبا من زمننا هذا .. حدثت قصة سأحكيها لكم .. قصّة إنسان لا هو بالبطل ولا بالشخص الخارق، مجرد إنسان وقع في حب فتاة .. فحاول حمايتها بدافع من

ليست رواية بل هي سيرة ذاتية لضابط شاب يلتحق بأحد الحصون البعيدة بطلب من والده ليتم ترفيع ابنه أسرع من سلاح الفرسان او الحرس الخاص يقع الضابط الشاب في حب ابنة رئيسه ويدخل في منافسه مع احد الضباط في نفس الحصن ويدخل في مبارزة معه بسبب إهانتها.
في طريقه الى الحصن يعمل خيرا مع شخص قوزاقي بإعطائه معطفه الج

Something About Pushkin
It’s hard to say something about Pushkin to a person who doesn’t know anything about him. Pushkin is a great poet. Napoleon is not as great as Pushkin. Bismarck compared to Pushkin is a nobody. And the Alexanders, First, Second and Third, are just little kids compared to P

Maravillosa novela de Pushkin, que ambienta el romance de Piotr Andréyevich y Maria Ivanovna, en medio de verdaderos hechos históricos: el levantamiento del revolucionario Yemeli Pugachov durante la época de la zarina Catalina.
La novela nunca deja de mantenerlo atrapado a uno dado que los hechos se

دائمًا وأبدًا حين يُذكر الأدب الروسي نجد أسماء أمثال دستوفيسكي وتولستوي وجوجول تقفز بتلقائية شديدة إلى أذهاننا
حين تقرأ اسم بوشكين على تلك الرواية، التي تتعرض لاسم كاتبها لأول مرة
وتعرف أنه هو مُلهم كلّ هؤلاء، وأنهم استمدوا أفكارهم العبقرية التي ابهرونا بها منه ومن كتاباته وعلى وجه الخصوص من روايته ت

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