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Eugene Onegin (Evergreens) (Paperback)

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By Alexander Pushkin, Roger Clarke (Translated by)
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When the 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 neighbour, the poet Vladimir Lensky. Coldly rejecting the amorous advances of Tatyana and cynically courting her sister Olga – Lensky's fiancée – Onegin finds himself dragged into a tragedy of his own making.

Eugene Onegin – presented here in a sparkling translation by Roger Clarke, along with extensive notes and commentary – was the founding text of modern Russian literature, marking a clean break from the high-flown classical style of its predecessors and introducing the quintessentially Russian hero and heroine, which would remain the archetypes for novelists throughout the nineteenth century.

About the Author

ROGER CLARKE is best known as a film-writer for the Independent newspaper and more recently Sight & Sound. Inspired by a childhood spent in two haunted houses, Roger Clarke has spent much of his life trying to see a ghost. He was the youngest person ever to join the Society for Psychical Research in the 1980s and was getting his ghost stories published by The Pan & Fontana series of horror books at just 15, when Roald Dahl asked his agent to take him on as a client. He is the author of Ghosts: True Stories.

Praise For…

"Pushkin’s novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, is the book that has most influenced my life." - Vikram Seth

Product Details
ISBN: 9781847494177
Publisher: Alma Classics
Publication Date: May 15th, 2015
Pages: 424
Language: English
Series: Evergreens
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