Pushkin contributed not only to Russian lyrical and
narrative poetry, but also to folk literature and the
historical novel. The Daughter of the Commandant,
which was published in 1836, is considered by
Russians his best prose work. This famous historical
novel, which is a romanticized account of Pugachevs
Rebellion in 1774-1775, is also a precursor of the great
Russian novel of the later period.