Alexander Pushkin was a 19th-century Russian poet, novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer. He is remembered as the founder of modern Russian literature, and his works have been adapted into operas by several Russian composers. Raised in a neglected environment, Pushkin began his literary pursuits at an early age. However, he eventually became rebellious in his compositions. His works began reflecting political humor and infuriated the ruling government. As a result, Pushkin was sent into exile. While in exile, he explored various literary circles and became an integral part of them. He also indulged in gambling and drinking. After almost 6 years of exile, Pushkin was finally released from deportation, but the tsar applied censorship to his writings. Pushkin had a tumultuous marriage and suspected his wife of infidelity. His hatred for his wife's admirers ultimately caused his death. Some of Pushkin's notable works are 'Ruslan and Ludmila,' 'Eugene Onegin,' and 'Boris Godunov.'