NABOKV-L post 0015634, Wed, 31 Oct 2007 21:52:19 +0300

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Gogol's The Gamblers: elaboration
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To be more precise, Ikharev, the deceived deceiver in Gogol's comedy "The Gamblers" (1836-1842), calls the pack, which has nothing particular about it but in which Ikharev can tell any card from a five-meter distance, "Adelaida Ivanovna" (scene VIII).

Alexey

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