The Salamander and Other Gothic Tales

The Salamander and different Gothic Tales includes 8 tales via Vladimir Odoevsky (1804-69). those contain The Salamander, The Cosmorama, and The Sylph, Odoevsky's 3 major metaphysical stories. the gathering as a complete represents the very best of Russian Romantic fiction from the 1st half the 19th century. this is often the 1st English variation of Odoevsky's paintings to be released because 1965 and 6 of the stories are the following translated for the 1st time.

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