Eugene Onegin - A Novel in Verse

Author(s): Alexander Pushkin; James E. Falen (Translator)

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Excerpt from Eugene Oneguine: A Romance of Russian Life in Verse


Eugene oneguine, the chief poetical work of Russia's greatest poet, having been translated into all the principal languages of Europe except our own, I hope that this version may prove an acceptable contri bution to literature. Tastes are various in matters of poetry, but the present work possesses a more solid claim to attention in the series of faithful pictures it offers of Russian life and manners. If these be com pared with Mr. Wallace's book on Russia, it will be seen that social life in that empire still preserves many of the characteristics which distinguished it half a century ago - the period of the first publica tion of the latter cantos of this poem.


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General Fields

  • : 9780199538645
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : January 2009
  • : .7 Inches X 7.6 Inches X 5 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : Alexander Pushkin; James E. Falen (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 891.713