Eugene Onegin and Other Poems: and Other Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series) (Hardcover)

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By Alexander Pushkin, Charles Johnston (Translated by)


Eugene Onegin (1833) is a comedy of manners, written in exquisitely crafted verse, about two young members of the Russian gentry, the eponymous hero and the girl Tatyana, who don’t quite connect. It is also the greatest masterpiece of Russian literature—the source of the human archetypes and the attitudes that define and govern the towering fictional creations of nineteenth-century Russia—and one of the most celebrated poems of the world. Before Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) wrote Eugene Onegin, his nation’s literature was a parochial one; after he wrote it, due in no small part to its power and influence, the Russian tradition became one of the central traditions of Western civilization.

About the Author

Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) was a poet, playwright, and novelist who achieved literary prominence before he was twenty. His radical politics led to government censorship and periods of banishment from the capital, but he eventually married a popular society beauty and became a regular part of court life. Notoriously touchy about his honor, he died at age thirty-seven in a duel with his wife's alleged lover.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375406720
ISBN-10: 0375406727
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: May 18th, 1999
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series