Only edition in print of the second longest poem by the celebrated author of 'Eugene Onegin'. Facing original text, introduction, notes and extra material offering contextual information about the work and its author.
Forms the basis of Glinka's famous opera. 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, encoutering 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.