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Alexander Pushkin’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ sold for $153,000

by | Dec 25, 2019 | News

A rare set of Alexander Pushkin’s famous novel “Eugene Onegin” sold for US$153,000 at an auction in London.

Russia’s most revered scribe wrote his classic novel in verse in eight parts, published between 1825 and 1833, about a young, world-weary member of upper-class Russian society

The set sold at the Christie’s auction was made up of first editions of the classic work — printed 187 years ago — together with a rare second edition of its second part.

As noted by Christie’s, all of the parts were printed during Pushkin’s lifetime, some of which he spent in exile.

Source: The Moscow Times

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