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The Daughter of the Commandant

Alexander Puschkin

Translator Mrs. Milne Home

Publisher: Charles River Editors

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Alexander Pushkin was a Russian writer during the Romantic era.  Pushkin is considered to be Russia’s greatest poet and a major influence on modern Russian literature.  This edition of Pushkin’s The Daughter of the Commandant includes a table of contents.

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