Latest book: "Eugene Onegin" by Alexander Pushkin, The Folio Society UK

We are very happy to announce that our new illustrated book: "Eugene Onegin" by Alexander Pushkin has been published by The Folio Society, UK. We created the cover and 7 full-page color illustrations, size 11" × 7¼". Please visit our portfolio painterly, we would be very happy to receive your comments!

About the novel: it is a classic of Russian literature. It was published in serial form between 1825 and 1832. The book is admired for the artfulness of its verse narrative as well as for its exploration of life, death, love, ennui, convention and passion. This Folio Society edition features James E. Falen's highly praised translation, which captures all of Pushkin's spirit and wit as well as the original rhyming scheme. In a new preface, poet and author Elaine Feinstein revisits the extraordinary life of Alexander Pushkin. In the 1820s, Eugene Onegin is a bored St. Petersburg dandy, whose life consists of balls, concerts, parties, and nothing more. One day he inherits a landed estate from his uncle. When he moves to the country, he strikes up a friendship with his neighbor, a starry-eyed young poet named Vladimir Lensky. One day, Lensky takes Onegin to dine with the family of his fiancée, the sociable but rather thoughtless Olga Larina. At this meeting he also catches a glimpse of Olga's sister Tatyana. A quiet, precocious romantic and the exact opposite of Olga, Tatyana becomes intensely drawn to Onegin but he  spurns her love. For more please visit www.foliosociety.com

Main characters:
Eugene Onegin
A dandy from Saint Petersburg, about 26. An arrogant, selfish and world-weary cynic.
Vladimir Lensky
A young poet, about 18. A very romantic and naive dreamer.
Tatyana Larina
A shy and quiet, but passionate landowner's daughter.
Olga Larina
Tatyana's sister. A vain coquette.

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Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
Preface by Elaine Feinstein.
Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso.
Translated by James E. Falen.
Bound in cloth.
Blocked with a design by Anna and Elena Balbusso.
Set in Miller.
280 pages.
7 full colour illustrations.
Book size: 11" × 7¼".

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