Alexander Pushkin is, for many Russians, considered their greatest writer and Eugene Onegin his greatest work. Yet Pushkin and Eugene Onegin remain little known outside of Russia. Attempts to render Pushkin's Russian stanzas into verse have tried in vain to imitate the most inimitable features of the original, while losing many of its other glories. This edition of his work is a prose version, which for the first time, gives us a Eugene Onegin that is easy and enjoyable to read. Where previous versions lost the essence of the novel, Roger Clarke has recaptured Puskin's deeply moving novel with its subtle characterisation, incisive pictures and contemporary Russian life, in addition to his social and literary commentary, humour, and the essential poetry of the work. The addition of four captivating verse-tales from Pushkin's early maturity makes this book a must for anybody interested in Russian or European literature.
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