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Die Pique-Dame

Die Pique-Dame by Alexander Sergejewitsch Puschkin
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Die Pique-Dame by Alexander Sergejewitsch Puschkin is a gripping and intense story that explores themes of obsession, madness, and the destructive power of unchecked desire. The novella follows the tragic downfall of the protagonist Hermann, a young army officer who becomes fixated on discovering the secret of winning at cards from an elderly countess.

Puschkin's writing is both elegant and evocative, drawing the reader into a world of opulence and intrigue. The characters are vividly drawn, each with their own motivations and flaws that drive the plot forward. As Hermann becomes increasingly consumed by his obsession, the tension mounts to a fever pitch, leading to a shocking and ultimately tragic conclusion.

The novella is a masterclass in psychological storytelling, exploring the depths of human nature and the consequences of unchecked ambition. Puschkin's exploration of themes such as greed, madness, and the pursuit of power make Die Pique-Dame a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers today. Overall, Die Pique-Dame is a compelling and thought-provoking read that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Book Description:

Die Geschichte eines jungen Mannes, der das Herz einer armen Pflegetochter bricht, um an das Geheimnis einer alten Dame zu gelangen.

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