Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
It's been 100 years since Russia’s February and October Revolutions. To mark their centenary, Vintage Classics has published new 2017 paperback editions of six of the greatest works of Russian literature, from War and Peace to Life and Fate. The covers have been beautifully designed by Suzanne Dean using textile patterns from the collection of Susan Meller, who founded The Design Library in New York.
FROM AWARD-WINNING TRANSLATORS RICHARD PEVEAR AND LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY. Doctor Zhivago is the epic novel of Russia in the throes of revolution and one of the greatest love stories ever told. Yuri Zhivago, physician and poet, wrestles with cruel experience of the new order and the changes it has wrought in him, and is torn between love for his wife and family, and the passionate, beautiful Lara.
Banned in the Soviet Union until 1988, Doctor Zhivago was nonetheless published covertly in Russian by the CIA and translated into many languages. In 1958 Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.