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May 07, 2013

Stephen Fry narrates free Eugene Onegin audiobook

Eugene Onegin and Vladimir Lensky’s duel (1899), Ilya Repin

Stephen Fry has narrated an audio version of Eugene Onegin, a novel written in verse, in collaboration with Moscow-based tech and innovation hub, Digital October. The audiobook is available to download for free here.

In a tweet yesterday, Fry described the book by Alexander Pushkin as "one of the greatest works of mankind". Since 1881, the novel, which is about a St Petersburg dandy in his twenties, has been translated into English more than 40 times, including by Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov.