Read this stunning new translation of Boris Pasternak’s Nobel Prize-winning masterpiece from Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the acclaimed translators of War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
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.
The Vintage Classics Russians Series – sumptuous editions of the greatest books to come out of Russia during the most tumultuous period in its history.
Not since Shakespeare has love been so fully, vividly, scrupulously and directly communicated -- Isaiah Berlin * Sunday Times * Belongs to that small group of novels by which all others are ultimately judged -- Frank Kermode * Spectator * One of the great events in man's literary and moral history -- Edmund Wilson The English-speaking world is indebted to these two magnificent translators * New York Review of Books * The first work of genius to come out of Russia since the Revolution -- V.S. Pritchett
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