Star Wars Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's

Recently Viewed clear list

Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers

I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »
  1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Flying Shoes

    Lisa Howorth 9781620403013

Qualifying orders ship free.
New Miscellaneous
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
8 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Tales of Belkin (Art of the Novella)


Tales of Belkin (Art of the Novella) Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Ivan Petrovich Belkin left behind a great number of manuscripts.... Most of them, as Ivan Petrovich told me, were true stories heard from various people.

First published anonymously in 1830, Alexander Pushkin’s Tales of Belkin contains his first prose works. It is comprised of an introductory note and five linked stories, ostensibly collected by the scholar Ivan Belkin. The stories center variously around military figures, the wealthy, and businessmen; this beautiful novella gives a vivid portrait of nineteenth century Russian life.

It has become, as well, one of the most beloved books in Russian literary history, and symbolic of the popularity of the novella form in Russia. In fact, it has become the namesake for Russia’s most prestigious annual literary prize, the Belkin Prize, given each year to a book voted by judges to be the best novella of the year.

It is presented here in a sparkling new translation by Josh Billings. Tales of Belkin also highlights the nature of our ongoing Art of the Novella Series—that is, that it specializes in important although albeit lesser-known works by major writers, often in new tranlsations.

The Art of The Novella Series

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

About the Author

"Small wonders"—Time Out London"I wanted them all, even those I'd already read."—Ron Rosenbaum, The New York Observer

Product Details

Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich
Melville House Publishing
Billings, Josh
Pushkin, Alexander
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Art of the Novella
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
7.10x5.08x.34 in. .28 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. A Sleep and a Forgetting (Art of the... Sale Trade Paper $4.98
  2. Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (Art... New Miscellaneous $10.00
  3. May Day (Art of the Novella) New Trade Paper $10.00
  4. Seven Types of Ambiguity
    Used Hardcover $1.95
  5. Fingersmith: A Novel
    Used Trade Paper $6.50
  6. The Coxon Fund (Art of the Novella) Used Trade Paper $6.00

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Tales of Belkin (Art of the Novella) New Miscellaneous
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.00 In Stock
Product details 112 pages Melville House Publishing - English 9781933633732 Reviews:
  • back to top
Follow us on...

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at