"Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak - Collins, London - first UK edition, second issue (printed same month as first issue) - 510p, 18cmx15cm - condition: very good, in a very good original dust wrapper with only minor wear.
Doctor Zhivago (/ʒɪˈvɑːɡoʊ/ zhiv-AH-goh; Russian: До́ктор Жива́го, IPA: [ˈdoktər ʐɨˈvaɡə]) is a novel by Boris Pasternak, first published in 1957 in Italy. The novel is named after its protagonist, Yuri Zhivago, a physician and poet, and takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and World War II.
Due to the author's independent-minded stance on the October Revolution, Doctor Zhivago was refused publication in the USSR. At the instigation of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, the manuscript was smuggled to Milan and published in 1957. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature the following year, an event which embarrassed and enraged the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The novel was made into a film by David Lean in 1965, and since then has twice been adapted for television, most recently as a miniseries for Russian TV in 2006. The novel Doctor Zhivago has been part of the Russian school curriculum since 2003, where it is read in 11th grade.
- Nombre de livres
- Auteur/ Illustrateur
- Boris Pasternak
- Titre du livre
- Doctor Zhivago
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- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
- 1ère édition
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