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Doctor Zhivago - a lovely copy by  Boris Pasternak - First Edition - 1958 - from John Atkinson Books (SKU: 14440)

Doctor Zhivago - a lovely copy

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Doctor Zhivago - a lovely copy

by Pasternak, Boris

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London: Collins Harvill, 1958. A first edition, first printing published by Collins Harvill in 1958. A near fine book with some light spots to the top edge. Some light toning to the endpapers - no inscriptions. Pages a little browned. In a near fine clipped wrapper with just a little rubbing to the extremities and corners. A superb sharp copy.


Doctor Zhivago is a 20th century novel by Boris Pasternak, first published in 1957 in Italy by Feltrinelli after being refused publication in the USSR. A French translation was published by Éditions Gallimard in June 1958, and the English translation published in September 1958 by Collins & Harvill, London, and Pantheon in the US. The novel takes its name from the protagonist, Yuri Zhivago, a medical doctor, and poet. It tells the story of a man torn between two women, set primarily against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the subsequent Russian Civil War of 1918-1920. More deeply, the novel discusses the plight of a man as the life that he has always known is dramatically torn apart by forces beyond his control. The plot is long and intricate, with the book being well over 500 pages and including many characters that are referenced using various names. 

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Doctor Zhivago - a lovely copy
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