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 - featherbear - LibraryThing
Thought the movie was a snore, but since many LThing members seem to like it, I'll take another look, time permitting. As to the novel, need to mull it over a bit longer, though glad I read it ... Read full review
Review: Doctor ZhivagoUser Review - Chrissie - Goodreads
This is a reread for me. Will I still think it worth five stars? On completion after the second reading: I ended up really liking some aspects of the book, but not all. This book makes you feel ... Read full review