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THE WORKS OF

ALEXANDER PUSHKIN

(1799-1837)

Contents

The Poetry

SHORT POEMS

THE FOUNTAIN OF BAKHCHISARAY

THE GIPSIES

POLTAVA

THE BRONZE HORSEMAN

RUSLAN AND LYUDMILA

LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Verse Novel

EUGENE ONEGIN

The Short Stories and Unfinished Novels

PETER THE GREAT’S NEGRO

MARIE

THE SHOT

THE SNOWSTORM

THE UNDERTAKER

THE POSTMASTER

MISTRESS INTO MAID

THE QUEEN OF SPADES

KIRDJALI

THE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER

EGYPTIAN NIGHTS

DUBROVSKY

The Plays

BORIS GODUNOV

THE STONE GUEST

MOZART AND SALIERI

The Criticism

THE ROMANTIC POETS: POUSHKIN by Rosa Newmarch

POUSHKIN: HIS WORKS by Rosa Newmarch

LECTURES ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE: PUSHKIN by Ivan Panin

The Biography

A SHORT BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE OF ALEXANDER PUSHKIN by Henry Spalding

© Delphi Classics 2012

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THE WORKS OF

ALEXANDER PUSHKIN

By Delphi Classics, 2012

The Poetry

Baumanskaya Ulitsa, Moscow, Pushkin’s birthplace

A memorial bust marking Pushkin’s birthplace; the house has been demolished and a school now stands in its place.

Pushkin’s father, Sergei Lvovich Pushkin (1767–1848), was from a distinguished family of the Russian nobility, tracing its ancestry back to the 12th century.

Pushkin’s mother, Nadezhda Ossipovna Gannibal (1775–1836), was descended from German and Scandinavian nobility.

SHORT POEMS

Translated by Charles Edward Turner, George Borrow and Ivan Panin

Universally revered as the greatest of all the Russian poets and the founder of his country’s modern literature, Pushkin was born into the nobility in Moscow in 1799.  Although destined to have a tragically short life, Pushkin had published his first poem at the age of fifteen and he was already widely recognised as being a poetic genius at the time of his graduation from the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum.

For much of his literary career, Pushkin was censored under the strict surveillance of the Tsar’s political police and he was often unable to publish his works.  His political poems led to an interrogation by the Petersburg governor-general and the great poet even endured exile to his mother’s rural estate in Mikhailovskoe from 1824 to 1826.

Pushkin is celebrated for having developed a highly nuanced level of language that went on to influence the course of Russia literature.  He is also credited for augmenting the Russian lexicon, much like how Shakespeare influenced the English language. Pushkin’s fashioning of new words, his use of rich vocabulary and his highly sensitive handling of style all laid the foundations for what we now consider to be modern Russian literature. In spite of his brief life, Pushkin bequeathed to posterity works of almost every literary genre, spanning lyric poetry, narrative poetry, unfinished novels, short stories, plays, critical essays and literary epistles.

In this section, readers can explore a selection of some of the poet’s finest lyrical poems, including
To K ——
, now widely regarded as being the most famous Russian poem.  Pushkin’s short poems feature a large variety of themes, with personal, humorous and political works, as well as some of the most beauty love poetry ever written.

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