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Here is presented the best available Russian text of Pushkin’s famous verse novel, together with—in English—a detailed commentary and thorough evaluation of its influence on Pushkin’s contemporaries and on later Russian literature. This edition of a classical epic work of Slavic literature (the basis and inspiration for the Tchaikovsky opera) is the first of a projected series of edited texts in Russian.
Designed to meet both the needs of modern scholars and the requirements of university courses, this edition can be used from the second year on. The author’s commentary is the fullest treatment yet published.