A new translation of the hilarious picaresque about a man with an indomitable spirit
The Enchanted Wanderer is a Russian Candide with a revolutionary edge, a picaresque that features a fast-talking monk named Ivan who is at war, it seems, with every level of society. Working as a carriage man for a Count, Ivan accidentally causes the death of a monk, which leads to his being ostracized by the local peasantry . . . until the dead monk returns as a ghost to guide him through trouble upon trouble.
About V.S. Pritchett
V.S. Pritchett was a novelist, short-story writer, critic and traveller. He was the leading critic of the New Statesman.
“Nikolai Leskov is one of the greatest and most popular of the wonderful group of Russian storytellers who flourished in the nineteenth century.”—The New York Times Book Review