Dubrovsky, illustrated by Boris Kustodiev, 1919
AuthorAlexander Pushkin
Original titleДубровский
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN1-84391-053-5 (recent paperback edition)

Dubrovsky (Russian: «Дубровский») is an unfinished novel by Alexander Pushkin, written in 1832 and published after Pushkin's death in 1841. The name Dubrovsky was given by the editor.

Plot summary

Andrei Dubrovsky is an old poor nobleman whose land is confiscated by a greedy, rich and powerful aristocrat, Kirila Petrovitch Troekurov. His young son Vladimir, determined to venge his father and to get justice one way or another, gathers a band of serfs and goes on the rampage, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Along the way, Vladimir Dubrovsky falls in love with Masha, Troekurov's daughter, and lets his guard down, with tragic results.

Editions and translations

Hesperus Press, October 2003, Paperback, English, ISBN 1-84391-053-5.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations

Director: Clarence Brown
Producer: John W. Considine, Jr./Art Finance Corp.
Writer: Hans Kraly (scenario)
Main Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, Louise Dresser, James A. Marcus
Cinematography: George Barnes, Dev Jennings
Distributed by: United Artists
Release date: November 8, 1925 (USA)
Country: USA
Running Time: 80 min.
Director: Alexander V. Ivanovsky
Main Cast: Boris Livanov, Nikolai Monakhov, Galina Grigoryeva, Vladimir Gardin, Mikhail Tarkhanov
Release Year: 1935
Country: Soviet Union
Running Time: 75 min.
Director: Riccardo Freda
Main Cast: Rossano Brazzi, Irasema Dilián, Gino Cervi
Minor Cast: Gina Lollobrigida
Release Year: 1946
Country: Italy
Running Time: 97 min.
Director: William Dieterle
Main Cast: John Forsythe, Rosanna Schiaffino, William Dieterle
Release Year: 1959
Country: Italy / Yugoslavia
Running Time: 115 min.
Director: Vyacheslav Nikiforov
Main Cast: Mikhail Yefremov, Marina Zudina, Vladimir Samoylov, Kirill Lavrov
Release Year: 1989
Country: Soviet Union
Director: Alexander Vartanov and Kirill Mikhanovsky
Writers: Konstantin Chernozatonsky, Mikhail Brashinsky
Main Cast: Danila Kozlovsky, Igor Gordin, Klavdiya Korshunova, Yuriy Tsurilo
Producer: Evgeniy Gindilis
Cinematography: Vsevolod Kaptur, Anastasiy Mikhailov
Composer: Aleksey Aygi
Release Year: 2014
Country: Russia
Running Time: 123 min. (film), 5 episodes of 42 min. each (TV mini-series)