PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Eugene Onegin (1823-31), is an eight-chapter novel in sonnets. The sonnet form employed is of Pushkin's own devising, an extremely flexible iambic tetrameter which he uses to modulate Mozart-like, between tragic profundity and sparkling humour, from exquisite lyrical descriptions of nature to devastating satire, all within a twinkling of the proverbial eyelid. The story and plot are simple, not unlike those of Pride and Prejudice, but with the ending left open.
It will appeal to readers who like novels in verse and fans of Byron's Don Juan.