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'It helped to bring down an empire. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing, Sunday Telegraph

WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY DR JORDAN B PETERSON

'Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece...The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today' Anne Applebaum

A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the story of those at the heart of the Soviet Union who opposed Stalin, and for whom the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair.

A thoroughly researched document and a feat of literary and imaginative power, this edition of The Gulag Archipelago was abridged into one volume at the author's wish and with his full co-operation.

'[The Gulag Archipelago] helped to bring down an empire. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing, Sunday Telegraph

Reviews

To live now and not to know this work is to be a kind of historical fool missing a crucial part of the consciousness of the age

W.L. Webb, Guardian

The ferocious testimony of a man of genius

Stephen Spender, London Magazine

What gives the book its value is the sound it gives out; the harsh roar give out by a wise and experienced animal as a warning that the herd is in danger

Rebecca West, Sunday Telegraph

He is one of the towering figures of the age as a writer, as moralist, as hero... in The Gulag Archipelago he has acheived the impossible

Edward Crankshaw, Observer

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784871512

    January 8, 2019

    Vintage Classics

    RRP $27.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781843430858

    January 3, 2003

    Harvill Press

    496 pages

    RRP $37.99

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