Introduced by Elaine Feinstein
Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso
Pushkin's sparkling story of love and tragedy, translated by James E. Falen and illustrated by the Balbusso sisters.
'But whom to love? To trust and treasure?If a single book could be said to represent Russian literature, it is Alexander Pushkin's magnificent novel in verse, Eugene Onegin. First published in full in 1833, it is considered to be the fountainhead of literature in the language. Its fame is international: it has inspired films, television series and a ballet as well as an opera by Tchaikovsky. Pushkin's tour de force is as sparkling, witty and deeply moving today as when it was first written.
Who won’t betray us in the end?
And who’ll be kind enough to measure
Our words and deeds as we intend?’
'[Pushkin’s] masterpiece ... Every Russian knows lines of his poetry by heart'
Anna and Elena Balbusso are award-winning artists who live and work in Milan, Italy. They have illustrated several Folio titles including Pride and Prejudice, Alexander Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades and Other Stories, and new Folio edition Twelfth Night.
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Review by PAULALOUD on 21st Feb 2015
"Eugene Onegin is a Russian literature classic novel by Pushkin written in rhyming verse. The FS edition is slightly oversized with haunting illustrations that beautifully complement the content and l..." [read more]
Review by dimitrihk on 11th Nov 2012
"Everything from the quality of the paper to the layout makes this a superb reading experience. The preface and introduction add important details that help identify the context of Pushkin's work and ..." [read more]