The Queen of Spades

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Plot:

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.


Genre: Fiction, Short Stories
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