Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin

Great Russian poet and playwright

"Better the illusions that exalt us than ten thousand truths"

The most famous poems of A.S. Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin was a prominent Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the 19th century, widely considered as the founder of modern Russian literature. Some of his most famous poems include.

  1. Eugene Onegin – a novel in verse considered to be one of Pushkin’s most significant works.
  2. The Bronze Horseman – a narrative poem that tells the story of a fictional hero, Yevgeny, and his struggles against the devastating floods that hit St. Petersburg in 1824.
  3. The Fountain of Bakhchisarai – a romantic poem that depicts the love story of a Crimean khan’s daughter, Maria, and a young Polish captive, Ivan.
  4. The Gypsies – a poem that describes the life and customs of the Gypsies, who are portrayed as free-spirited and exotic wanderers.
  5. The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Knights – a fairy tale-like poem about a princess who returns from the dead to seek revenge on her unfaithful husband.
  6. Ruslan and Lyudmila – an epic fairy tale poem about the adventures of the warrior Ruslan as he tries to rescue his bride, Lyudmila, from the evil wizard Chernomor.
  7. The Prophet – a philosophical poem that deals with the themes of freedom, love, and the quest for truth.

These are just a few examples of Pushkin’s notable poems, and he has many more acclaimed works to his name.