Book is available on Amazon and Kindle (e-format).
I wrote the book from 1995 to 2004. There was about 4-year break within this period. After the break I continued writing because one of my correspondents from Russia asked me: “How come you are not sending us your stories anymore? We loved your stories!” This remark inspired me to continue writing. In summer of 2004 I went to Moscow, Russia and made an agreement with the publishing house “Golos” handled by the writer Alyoshkin to publish 1000 copies. The picture of that first Moscow edition you see on the front cover of this Amazon 2010 edition.
Overview of the Book
Sorry for the formatting! The site is constantly under construction and some editing features do not work quite as expected on one push of a button. ZE on Dec 26 2018 from AZ, USA The five languages book “The Masque of the Red Death” is devoted to Edgar Poe’s story – a rich multilingual reading and studying experience! It is recommended for students, professors, and all people (adults or teenagers), who are interested in the presented languages: English, German, French, Spanish, and Russian. The languages belong to three different language groups: Germanic, Romance, Slavic. The comparison of the translations will bring to a reader an incomparable experience of language study while enjoying reading the complete text story by the brilliant unique American author. Take it with you on an uninhabited island! Your life will be more entertaining than that of the Robinson Crusoe, because it will take you a long time to figure out the five languages, unless you have already devoted significant time and effort to each of the five. For the convenience of the reader who wants to concentrate on just one language, each of the 5 translations is also reproduced, at the back of the book, in an uninterrupted text format. The book also has some entertaining multilingual comparative vocabulary exercises with the answers – across the five languages.
Zoia Eliseyeva (Sproesser, Burkhart by marriages) has been writing since 1996, and her multilingual books (over 20) have been contributing to the language study in USA, Russia, and around the world for quite a few years. Zoia has Master’s Degree in Education and has been appreciated by her students of English, Russian, and Spanish languages in Europe, USA, and Mexico.