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The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

(1864)
A Novella by

 
 
In this powerful and brutal short story, Leskov demonstrates the enduring truth of the Shakespearean archetype joltingly displaced to the heartland of Russia. Chastened and stifled by her marriage of convenience to a man twice her age, the young Katerina Lvovna goes yawning about the house, missing the barefoot freedom of her childhood, until she meets the feckless steward Sergei Filipych. Sergei proceeds to seduce Katerina, as he has done half the women in the town, not realizing that her passion, once freed, will attach to him so fiercely that Katerina will do anything to keep hold of him. Journalist and prose writer Nikolai Leskov is known for his powerful characterizations and the quintessentially Russian atmosphere of his stories.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Hesperus Classics)
Author(s): N S Leskov
ISBN: 1-84391-068-3 / 978-1-84391-068-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
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May 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Author(s): Nikolai Leskov
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK