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Lifetime: 1799 - 1837 Passed: ≈ 187 years ago


Poet, Novelist, Playwright



Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poetand the founder of modern Russian literature.

Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. His father, Sergey Lvovich Pushkin, belonged to Pushkin noble families. His maternal great-grandfather was Central-African-born general Abram Petrovich Gannibal. He published his first poem at the age of 15, and was widely recognized by the literary establishment by the time of his graduation from the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. Upon graduation from the Lycée, Pushkin recited his controversial poem "Ode to Liberty", one of several that led to his exile by Tsar Alexander I of Russia. While under the strict surveillance of the Tsar's political police and unable to publish, Pushkin wrote his most famous play, the drama Boris Godunov. His novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, was serialized between 1825 and 1832.

Pushkin was fatally wounded in a duel with his wife’s alleged lover, her brother-in-law, Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès, also known as Dantes-Gekkern, a French officer serving with the Chevalier Guard Regiment.

Books by Alexander Pushkin

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The Daughter of the Commandant

Fiction Novel
Military Historical Fiction Prose

The Captain's Daughter is a historical novel by the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin. It was first published in 1836 in the fourth issue of the literary journal Sovremennik. The novel is a romanticized account of Pugachev's Rebellion in 1773–1774.

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Eugene Oneguine

Fiction Novel
Sonnet Love Society

Eugene Onegin is a novel in verse written by Alexander Pushkin. Onegin is considered a classic of Russian literature, and its eponymous protagonist has served as the model for a number of Russian literary heroes (so-called superfluous men). It was pu...

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A Winter Evening

Love Imagery Romanticism Poems Reflection Explore Prose

The poem is a lyrical expression of the poet's thoughts and feelings as he reflects on the quiet, stillness of a winter evening. Pushkin's writing is known for its emotional depth and the vivid imagery it conjures up, and "A Winter Evening" is no ex...

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Krasavitse, Kotoraya Niuhala Tabak (To a Beautiful woman, Who Was Smelling Tobacco) is a small poem written by Alexander Pushkin, a famous Russian poet well known outside the Russia. The author describes in a fun and artistic way the conflict between...

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Wladimir Dubrowskij ist der Sohn eines Kleinadligen, dessen väterlicher Besitz durch seinen frühreren Freund und Nachbarn Kirila Petrowitsch Trojekurow durch Tücke in Beschlag genommen wird. Aus Rache beginnt Dubrowskij ein Dasein als Räuber, wobei e...

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Поэмы (Poems)

Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин (1799 - 1837) — русский поэт , драматург и прозаик . Александр Сергеевич Пушкин имеет репутацию великого или величайшего русского поэта. В филологии Пушкин рассматривается как создатель современного русского литературног...

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Die Geschichte eines jungen Mannes, der das Herz einer armen Pflegetochter bricht, um an das Geheimnis einer alten Dame zu gelangen. (Summary by Herr Klugbeisser)

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Die Geschichte einer spät gesühnten Beleidigung ... (Summary by Herr Klugbeisser)

Повести покойного Ивана Петровича Белкина Cover image

Повести покойного Ивана Петровича Белкина

Short stories on the Russian life from early 19 century. The fiction prose of the famous poet. - Summary by xenium5

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Дубровский (Dubrovsky)

Классика русской литературы – роман Александра Сергеевича Пушкина о трагической любви между Владимиром Дубровским, лишенным наследства дворянином, ставшим разбойником, и дочерью обидчика его отца Кириллы Петровича Троекурова – Машей Троекуровой. (Рез...

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Евгений Онегин (Eugene Onegin)

This novel in verses is an example of Russian classic literature. The plot tells about young nobleman moving to country from St. Petersburg, driving there not only by mansion inheritance from his uncle but by the spleen, to find friendship and love w...

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Selection from Poems

tba - Summary by Alan Mapstone