Harvill Secker, 2010 - Russian fiction - 544 pages
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From 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tess_schoolmarm - LibraryThing
Dr. Zhivago is a panoramic view of Russia beginning with the Bolshevik Revolution and ending with Leninís first economic program. It is the story of Yuri Zhivago and Lara, two individuals thrown ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bethanyinthetaiga - LibraryThing
Apparently in a country as physically huge as Russia, you can't go anywhere without previously knowing the entire village as well as the prominent political and revolutionary characters in the news. I ... Read full review