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    Doctor Zhivago (Paperback) By (author) Boris Pasternak, Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky, Translated by Richard Pevear

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    DescriptionFrom the acclaimed translators of "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina", a stunning new translation of Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning masterpiece, the first since the 1958 original. Banned in the Soviet Union until 1988, "Doctor Zhivago" is the epic story of the life and loves of a poet-physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Yuri Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds, and in love with the tender and beautiful nurse Lara. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have restored the rhythms, tone, precision, and poetry of Pasternak's original, bringing this classic of world literature gloriously to life for a new generation of readers.


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    Title
    Doctor Zhivago
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Boris Pasternak, Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky, Translated by Richard Pevear
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 379 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099541240
    ISBN 10: 0099541246
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000
    DC22: 891.7342
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    BIC subject category V2: FB
    Thema V1.0: FV, FJM, FBA
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    Vintage Classics
    Publication date
    01 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Boris Pasternak was born in Moscow in 1890 and after briefly training as a composer resolved to be a writer. He published a large number of collections of poetry, written under the burden of Soviet Russia's stringent censorship, before publishing his most famous work, Dr Zhivago, in 1958. This novel won him the Nobel Prize for Literature but the USSR's hostility to the West meant he was forced to turn it down. He died in 1960.
    Review quote
    "The first work of genius to come out of Russia since the Revolution" -- V.S. Pritchett "The English-speaking world is indebted to these two magnificent translators" New York Review of Books "One of the great events in man's literary and moral history" -- Edmund Wilson "Belongs to that small group of novels by which all others are ultimately judged" -- Frank Kermode Spectator "Not since Shakespeare has love been so fully, vividly, scrupulously and directly communicated" -- Isaiah Berlin Sunday Times
    Back cover copy
    WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE 'One of the greatest love stories ever told' Daily Express Banned in the Soviet Union until 1988, Doctor Zhivago is the epic story of the life and loves of a poet-physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to shelter in the Ural Mountains, Yuri Zhivago finds himself embroiled in a battle between the Whites and the Reds, and in love with the beautiful nurse Lara. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have restored the rhythms, tone, precision, and poetry of Pasternak’s original, bringing this classic of world literature gloriously to life for a new generation of readers. 'The English-speaking world is indebted to these two magnificent translators' New York Review of Books