• Eugene Onegin See large image

    Eugene Onegin (Hardback) By (author) Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Translated by Charles Johnston

    $12.93 - Save $3.20 19% off - RRP $16.13 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 1 business day
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionPushkin was the first Russian writer of European stature, and he is among the very few artists - such as Homer and Shakespeare - to have shaped the consciousness and history of an entire nation and its language, thereby affecting the world at large. Eugene Onegin is not merely the greatest poem in the Russian language by its most influential poet: it is a global culture, social and political icon of the highest order. The historical power of this work - a novel in verse - is made all the more extraordinary by the simplicity of its subject. Eugene Onegin is a story of disappointed love. Tatyana falls for the handsome Eugene to whom she daringly makes advances. He cooly rejects her, then flirts with her sister, Olga. When challenged by Olga's fiance, Lensky kills him in a duel, seemingly indifferrent to the grief he causes. (Ironically, Puskhin himself was to be killed in similar circumstances in 1937, some seven years after he completed the work). Onegin leaves the district. When he returns four years later, Tatyana has married another man and it is her turn to reject his advances. But it turns out that Onegin's hauteur is affected: he has always loved her passionately. She loves him too and both reflect painfully on what might have been.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Eugene Onegin

    Title
    Eugene Onegin
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Translated by Charles Johnston
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857157390
    ISBN 10: 1857157397
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    DC21: 891.713
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000, POE000000
    Libri: B-542
    Publisher
    Everyman
    Imprint name
    EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
    Publication date
    30 April 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London