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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,620 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander Pushkin Narrator: Neville Jason Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Evgenii Onegin is best known in the West through Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin. But the original narrative poem (consisting of 389 stanzas, the form of which has become known as the Pushkin sonnet) is one of the landmarks of Russian literature.

In the poem, the eponymous hero repudiates love, only to later experience the pain of rejection himself. Pushkin's unique style proves timeless in its exploration of love, life, passion, jealousy, and the consequences of social convention.

This is the first time the work has appeared in audiobook form and is part of Naxos AudioBooks' intention to make the major European literary works available on audio.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kit | 2/20/2014

    " This is one readable epic - about a dandy who learns too late to love a girl. A ding for the translation - "Homer" doesn't rhyme with "diploma" unless a Sox fan is talking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Annette | 2/16/2014

    " A lovely book to re-read over and over. Tragic Russian literature. Unrequited love. Beautiful verse. If only I could read it in the original Russian.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicholas | 1/23/2014

    " Pushkin's novel in verse provides an excellent escape into a lyrical Russian land. A fond reader of Byron, Pushkin takes Byronic elements and Russifies them into a story about Eugene Onegin. Chaucer wrote various tales in verse in The Canterbury Tales, Pushkin writes his own unique novel in verse which has few counterparts in the Western world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nika | 1/16/2014

    " I had to read this one for school. The plot itself wasn't too bad, it's the protagonist that pisses me off. He just so.. I don't know. He's so oblivious to everything and so blunt. He only starts to care when it's too late. Also, I'm not very into anything that has a shape of a poem (maybe this is a prejudice, but in this case.. I don't care). They twist the words around and add unnecessary and superfluous lines, which makes it much harder to comprehend. The only thing I liked, is how it describes Russia of that time, winter and adds random references to important people of history, literature and art. "

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