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Eugene Onegin (Russian: Евге́ний Оне́гин, BGN/PCGN: Yevgeniy Onegin) is a novel in verse written by Alexander Pushkin.

It is 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 published in serial form between 1825 and 1832. The first complete edition was published in 1833, and the currently accepted version is based on the 1837 publication.

Almost the entire work is made up of 389 stanzas of iambic tetrameter with the unusual rhyme scheme "AbAbCCddEffEgg", where the uppercase letters represent feminine rhymes while the lowercase letters represent masculine rhymes. This form has come to be known as the "Onegin stanza" or the "Pushkin sonnet."

The rhythm, innovative rhyme scheme, the natural tone and diction, and the economical transparency of presentation all demonstrate the virtuosity which has been instrumental in proclaiming Pushkin as the undisputed master of Russian poetry.

The story is told by a narrator (a lightly fictionalized version of Pushkin's public image), whose tone is educated, worldly, and intimate. The narrator digresses at times, usually to expand on aspects of this social and intellectual world. This allows for a development of the characters and emphasises the drama of the plot despite its relative simplicity.

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. It influenced Vikram Seth's Golden Gate.

101 editions First published in 1833

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Eugene Onegin
2010, Penguin Group UK
Electronic resource in English
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
2009, Oxford University Press
in English
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Evgenīĭ Oni︠e︡gin: roman v stikhakh
2008, Izd-vo "Art Libris"
in Russian
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Eugene Onegin: a Novel in Verse (Penguin Classics)
August 28, 2008, Penguin Books Ltd
Paperback
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Eugene Onegin
2004, Dedalus
in English
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
2003, Penguin
in English - Rev. ed. / introduction and notes by Michael Basker ; with a preface by John Bayley.
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh
2002, Vita Nova
in Russian
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Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse
September 20, 2000, Basic Books
in English
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Eugene Onegin
April 30, 1999, Everyman's Library
Hardcover - New Ed edition
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1999, Basic Books
in English
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Eugene Onegin
April 11, 1999, Penguin Books Ltd
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1999, Basic Books
in English
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh
1999, Nasledie
in Russian - Reprintnoe izd.
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Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse
June 18, 1998, Dover Publications
Paperback in English - Dover Ed edition
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Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse (Oxford World's Classics)
August 18, 1998, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: Proza
1998, "ĖKSMO-PRESS"
in Russian
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1998, Dover Publications
in English - Dover ed.
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1998, Oxford University Press
in English
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Eugene Onegin
February 1996, Dramatic Pub.
Paperback in English
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Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse (World's Classics)
January 11, 1996, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1995, Oxford University Press
in English
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Evgeniĭ Onegin.
1994, Bookking International
in Russian
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh
1994, Bookking International
in Russian
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"Evgeniĭ Onegin" v siluėtakh V. Gelʹmersena
1993, Moskovskiĭ rabochiĭ
in Russian
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh
1993, Gumanitarnoe agentstvo Akademicheskiĭ proekt
in Russian
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Eugene Onegin
January 1, 1991, Princeton University Press
Paperback in English
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Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse, Vol. 2
January 1, 1991, Princeton University Press
Paperback in English
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1990, Southern Illinois University Press
in English
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1990, Princeton University Press
in English - 2nd Princeton/Bollingen Paperback ed.
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Evgenīĭ Oni͡egin: roman v stikhakh
1988, Izd-vo "Kniga,"
in Russian
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Eugene Onegin: Revised Edition
March 15, 1981, Plume
Paperback - 2nd ed., rev edition
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Eugene Onegin: Revised Edition
March 15, 1981, Plume
Paperback
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Eugene Onegin: Revised Edition
March 15, 1981, Plume
Paperback
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Eugene Onegin: Revised Edition
March 15, 1981, Plume
Paperback
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1981, Princeton University Press
in English - Paperback ed.
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1981, Princeton University Press
in English - Paperback ed.
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Eugène Oniéguine
1980, Belles Lettres
in French
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Jewgenij Onegin: Roman in Versen
1980, Wilhelm Schmitz Verlag
in German
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Eugene Onegin
1979, Penguin
in English - [1st ed. reprinted] / with minor revisions and an introduction by John Bayley.
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Eugene Onegin
November 10, 1978, Viking Adult
Hardcover
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Eugene Onegin
1978, Viking Press
in English
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Eugeniusz Oniegin: romans wierszem
1977, Wydaw. Literackie
in Polish - Wyd. 1.
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Eugene Onegin
1977, [C. Johnston]
in English
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Evgeniĭ Onegin
1976, Detskaia literatura
in Russian
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1976, Routledge and Kegan Paul
in English - Revised ed.
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1975, Princeton University Press
in English - Rev. ed.
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Evgeniĭ Onegin.
1973
in Russian
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse.
1972, Penguin Books
in English - New rev. ed. translated by Babette Deutsch, edited with an introduction by Avrahm Yarmolinsky.
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Yevgeni Onyegin
1971, Sifriyat poʻalim
in Hebrew
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh.
1966, Izdatelʹstvo khudozh. lit-ra
in Russian
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1965, Penguin Books
in English - A new rev. ed., translated by Babette Deutsch. Edited with an introd. by Avrahm Yarmolinsky
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Eugene Onegin
1964, Pantheon Books
in English
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1964, Penguin Books
in English
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Eugene Onegin: a novel
1964, Routledge & Keegan Paul
in English
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Eugene Onegin: a novel and verse
1964, Routledge & Keegan Paul
in English
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Eugene Onegin
February 28, 1964, Penguin Classics
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Eugene Onegin
1964, The Antioch Press
Hardcover
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Eugene Onegin: a novel and verse
1964, Routledge & keegan Paul
in English
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1964, Penguin Books
in English
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1964, Penguin
in English - New rev. ed.
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse.
1964, Bollingen Foundation, distributed by] Pantheon Books
in English
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse.
1964, Antioch Press
in English
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Eugene Onegin
October 15, 1963, Plume
Paperback in English
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse.
1963, Dutton
in English - [1st. ed.]
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Evgeniǐ Onegin.
1961, Gos. izd-vo khudozh. lit-ry
in Russian
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Evgeniĭ Onegin
1961, Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvoKhudozhestvennoĭ Literatury
in Russian
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh.
1960, Bradda Books
in Russian
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Evgeniĭ Onegin
1960, Shkol'naya Biblioteka
in Russian
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh
1960, Gos. izd-vo detskoĭ lit-ry
in Russian
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Evgeniĭ Onegin
1960, Bradda Books
in Russian
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh.
1959, Gos. izd-vo khudozh. litry
in Russian
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh
1958, Gos. izd-vo det. lit-ry
in Russian
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh
1954, Gos. izd-vo khudozh. lit-ry
in Russian
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Evgeniǐ Onegin.
1949, Gos. izd-vo khudozh. lit-ry
in Russian
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Evgeni Onegini: romani lekʻsad
1947, Sabčotʻa mcerali
in Georgian
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Evgeniǐ Onegin.
1945, Khutor
in Russian
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh
1945, Khutor
in Russian
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh
1944, Napechatano otdelom pomoshchi veonnoplennym khristi︠a︡nskogo soi︠u︡za molodykh li︠u︡deĭ (Y.M.S.A.)
in Russian
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
1943, Limited Editions Club
in English
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Eugene onegin
1943, The Pushkin Press
in English
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Eugene Onegin
1937, University of California press
in English
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh
1936, Gosudarstvennoe izdatelʹstvo "Khudozhestvennai͡a︡ Literatura"
in Russian
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Evgeniǐ Onegin.
1933, Academia
in Russian
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Evgenīĭ Oni͡e︡gin: roman v stikhakh
1913, izdanīe A.S. Suvorina
in Russian
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Evgenīĭ Oni͡e︡gin.: Roman.
1893, Izdanīe V.G. Gotʹe
in Russian
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Evgenīĭ Oni͡e︡gin: roman v stikhakh.
1887, Tipografīi͡a︡ A.I. Mamontova i ko.
in Russian
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Evgenīĭ Oni͡e︡gin.: Roman v stikhakh.
1880, [V tipografīi V. Bezobrazova i komp.]
in Russian - Izd. 4, I͡A︡. A. Isakova.
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Evgenīĭ Oni͡e︡gin.: Roman v stikhakh
1874, B. Behr's Buchhandlung (E. Bock)
in Russian - 3. izd.
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Yevgeni Onyegin: [maḥazot liriḳah]
Publish date unknown, [Sifriyat poʻalim]
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Evgeniĭ Onegin: roman v stikhakh : A.S. Pushkina.
Publish date unknown, Tipografiia Manchesterskago Universiteta
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Eugene Onegin: a novel in verse
Publish date unknown, Routledge and Kegan Paul
in English

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