Ruslan and Lyudmila

By Alexander Pushkin

Translated by Roger Clarke

ISBN: 9781847492968

240 pages

RRP: £7.99


In order to rescue his beloved Lyudmila, who has been abducted by the evil wizard Chernomor, the warrior Ruslan faces an epic and perilous quest, encountering a multitude of fantastic and terrifying characters along the way.

The basis for Glinka’s famous opera of the same name, Ruslan and Lyudmila – Pushkin’s second longest poetical work – is a dramatic and ingenious retelling of Russian folklore, full of humour and irony.

This edition contains an introduction by the translator, notes on the text, extra material to include Pushkin’s life and works, a select bibliography and the first edition of 1820


  • He managed what is almost unmanageable: to offer parody and enchantment at the same time

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Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) was a dramatist and poet, penning such influential works as Eugene Onegin and Boris Godunov. He is now considered the father of modern Russian literature.