This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...all the animals. Not a horse or a dog, nor even a mouse, can be found in the whole city. We never had any store of provisions in ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...all the animals. Not a horse or a dog, nor even a mouse, can be found in the whole city. We never had any store of provisions in the town: they were all brought in from the villages." "But how can you, while dying such a fearful death, still dream of defending the city?" "Possibly the Voevod might have surrendered; but yesterday the Colonel in Buzhana sent a hawk into the city with a note, saying that it was not to be given up: that he was coming to its rescue with his regiment, and was only waiting for another colonel, that they might march together. And now they are expected at any moment.--But we have reached the house." Andrii had already seen, from afar, the house which was unlike the others, and had been built, apparently, by an Italian architect: it was constructed of thin red bricks, and had two stories. The windows of the lower story were sheltered under lofty projecting granite cornices; the upper story consisted entirely of small arches, which formed a gallery; between them, gratings with coats-of-arms could be seen: on the corners of the houses were more coats-of-arms. The broad external staircase, of tinted bricks, abutted on the square. At the foot of the staircase sat sentries, one on each side, who with one hand held the halberd standing beside him in a picturesque and symmetrical manner, and with the other supported his drooping head, and in this attitude more resembled statues than living beings. They were neither asleep nor dozing, but seemed perfectly insensible to everything; they even paid no attention when any one ascended the stairs. At the head of the stairs they found a richly-dressed warrior, clad in armour from head to foot, holding a prayer-book in his hand. He was turning his dim eyes upon them when the Tatar spoke a...
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Bound in original mauve cloth with gilt lettering. Small 8vo, pp. 284. Spine a bit darkened. Bds. bumped, sl. edge-worn and somewhat soiled. Conts. sl. age-toned; else clean & tight. Good+ cond. A classic Russian tale by Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol (1809-1852). First published as a long short story in 1835, Ernest Hemingway called it "one of the ten greatest books of all time". The date of the first translation into English is uncertain, but Thomas Crowell published an English language version in 1886. Made into two films: the first in 1909 and the second in 1962 starring (who else? ) Yul Brynner and Tony Curtis. This title is the first edition by this translator. No dust jacket.
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