It's been an award-winning film. An award-winning musical. And yet both adaptations pale in significance to the novel. One of the most important books of the 20th century. - Booktopia Book Guru.
On they went singing 'Eternal Memory', and whenever they stopped, the sound of their feet, the horses and the gusts of wind seemed to carry on their singing ...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 the new order and confronts the changes cruel experience has made in him and the anguish of being torn between the love of two women.
About the Author
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was born in Moscow in 1890. His first two ebullient collections of poetry, A Twin in the Clouds and Above the Barriers appeared in 1912 and 1917 respectively. But it was not until 1922, with the appearance of My Sister, Life that he triumphantly achieved his own distinctive voice. He was married in 1921, and again in 1934, and lived most of his life in Moscow.
"The first work of genius to come out of Russia since the Revolution" -- V.S. Pritchett
"One of the great events in man's literary and moral history" -- Edmund Wilson
"Belongs to that small group of novels by which all others are ultimately judged" -- Frank Kermode Spectator
"Not since Shakespeare has love been so fully, vividly, scrupulously and directly communicated" -- Isaiah Berlin Sunday Times
"Clearly a novel by a poet, occasionally messy, sometimes clumsy...yet somehow vastly greater than the sum of its parts" The Times
Series: Vintage Classics
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 5th September 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.338
Edition Number: 1