April 11th, 2006

... and the Bookman

"Капитанская дочка", the charming novel

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/mrsrl10.txt
In 1831 Pushkin married, and soon after appeared his charming novel, "Marie," a picture of garrison life on the Russian plains. Peter and Marie of this Northern story are as pure as their native snows, and whilst listening to the recital, we inhale the odor of the steppe, and catch glimpses of the semi-barbarous Kalmouk and the Cossack of the Don.
(1876)