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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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. . .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 (

إبنة الآمر الصياغة العبقرية .
هنا تظهر إنسانية ظاهرة بوشكين.

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

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

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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