The Queen of Spades BookRags | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Svetlana Grenier

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Critical Essay by Svetlana Grenier

SOURCE: Grenier, Svetlana. “‘Everyone Knew Her …’ or Did They?: Rereading Pushkin's Lizaveta Ivanovna (‘The Queen of Spades’).” Canadian Slavonic Papers 38, no. 1-2 (March-June 1996): 93-107.

In the following essay, Grenier offers an interpretation of Lizaveta's fate in Pushkin's novella.

The second paragraph of the “Conclusion” of The Queen of Spades reads

Lizaveta Ivanovna has married a very amiable young man; he is in the civil service and has a considerable fortune: he is the son of the old countess's former steward. Lizaveta Ivanovna is bringing up a daughter of a poor relation.1

Over the last thirty years or so it has become a commonplace of The Queen of Spades criticism to infer that this paragraph, and especially its last sentence, testify...

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