The Queen Of Spades - Alexander Pushkin

The Queen Of Spades

By Alexander Pushkin

  • Release Date: 1837-01-01
  • Genre: Short Stories
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 32 Ratings)


This work is a brief chronicle of a man who develops a compulsion toward gambling, for none other than a superstitious reason. Driven by greed to deception and threatening, the stories anti-hero holds, in his very own hand, a fitting allegory - The Queen of Spades. This is the story of Tomsky's grandmother, an octogenarian of whom, it is said, has the power of prognostication when it comes to 3 cards in faro. It is stated that she'd helped a man some 60 years ago.


  • Great short story

    By Erin as a boy
    Ends a bit abruptly, but I liked it. My first ever exposure to Pushkin. Has definitely convinced me to check out more.