Eugene Onegin Book Summary and Study Guide

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Beautifully told in lyric poem form, Eugene Onegin is the story of a Russian Aristocrat who has found his life to be empty and devoid of any amount of pleasure, despite the beauty and wealth that surrounds him. Trying to discover what life holds for him and why he should go on living, Eugene moves to the country and meets Tatyana, an eccentric country maiden who falls in love with Eugene. This novel is a classic Pushkin with comments on decency and life, beautifully written to engage the reader.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   late discovery that lover does bad Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Eastern Europe Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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