Synopses & Reviews
Addressing fundamental themes such as the conflicts between art, reality, and social convention, Eugene Onegin was the founding text of modern Russian literature
When the Romantic and world-weary dandy Eugene Onegin moves from St. Petersburg to take up residence in the country estate he has inherited, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with his mild-mannered neighbor, the poet Vladimir Lensky. Coldly rejecting the amorous advances of Tatyana and cynically courting her sister OlgaLensky's fiancéeOnegin finds himself dragged into a tragedy of his own doing. Marking a clean break from the high-flown classical style of its predecessors, this ground breaking novel introduced the quintessentially Russian hero and heroine that would remain the archetypes for subsequent novelists throughout the nineteenth century.
About the Author
Alexander Pushkin (17991837) was a dramatist, novelist, and poet, penning such influential works as The Captain's Daughter. Roger Clarke has translated Boris Godunov and Little Tragedies and Ruslan and Ludmila.