Eugene Onegin. A Graphic Guide

Text by Alexander Pushkin, commentary by Aleksey Oleinikov, illustrated by Natalia Yaskina

It’s the first and unique graphic novel based on the Russian classic – Eugene Onegin. Here is a chance to enjoy the famous love story and to understand the mysterious Russian soul.

Aleksey Oleinikov and Natalia Yaskina bring the past to life with an illustrated commentary to Eugene Onegin, the novel in verse which is called an encyclopedia of Russian life. It was written between 1823 and 1830 by Alexander Pushkin – the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Since then, the original text has been translated into at least 37 languages, including 45 English translations, 8 French translations, and 12 German translations. It has also inspired an opera by Tchaikovsky, a few ballets, and film adaptations (the latest one stars Liv Tyler as Tatyana). It’s worth finding your way through this timeless text and this commentary will help you.

2020 Best Non-fiction Illustration, ”Image of the Book” Award (Russia)
2021 Nomination by the Russian IBBY for the Biennial of illustrations Bratislava(Slovakia)

  • Impressive combination of classic text extracts, comic book style visualization, and interesting commentary.
  • This expert commentary substitutes hundreds of sources to help to understand the historical and social background of the novel and its main messages and themes.
  • For those who love graphic novels, Russian culture, history, or love stories.

Age: 12+
Pages: 48
Size: 210*280 mm
Published in 2020 by Samokat

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