Softcover binding has light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean with some yellowing due to age. Spine has small creases with tilt. 342 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1990. ISBN: 0345369343. In the folk-tales of pre-Christian Russia, the most dangerous ghost of all was the Rusalka, a murdered girl still seeking to exist by drawing the energ of life from all nearby living things.