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  • Published: 1 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099448426
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $14.99
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Doctor Zhivago




One of the 20th century's must-read novels: a love story set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, told in prose so lyrical it is on the brink of becoming poetry.

TRANSLATED BY MAX HAYWARD AND MANYA HARARI

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.

  • Published: 1 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099448426
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $14.99
Categories:

About the author

Boris Pasternak

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, Doctor 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.

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