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Easton Press, Alexander Pushkin "Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse" Leather Bound Collector's Edition
Easton Press, Alexander Pushkin "Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse" Leather Bound Collector's Edition


 
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Edition: Easton Press (1998)
Binding: Leather Bound (Full genuine leather)
Illustrator: Limited Edition
Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.7 x 5 inches


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Product Code: 480-175

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Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1998 Alexander Pushkin "Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse" Limited Edition

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was born on June 6, 1799 in Moscow. His first major work was the poem Ruslan and Ludmila. His political verses associated him with the Decembrist revolt, causing him to be banished. He worked on Boris Godunov and the novel in verse Eugene Onegin before Nicholas I allowed him to return to Moscow in 1826. Pushkin died at age 37 after being forced into a duel.

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 contribution 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 compared 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 publication of the latter cantos of this poem.
Many references will be found in it to our own country and its literature. Russian poets have carefully plagiarized the English— notably Joukovski. Pushkin, however, was no plagiarist, though undoubtedly his mind was greatly influenced by the genius of Byron— more especially in the earliest part of his career. Indeed, as will be remarked in the following pages, he scarcely makes an effort to disguise this fact

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* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
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* Gilded Page Edges
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* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations


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