Publication Date: 25/08/2016 ISBN: 9781847496201 Category:

The White Guard: New Translation

Mikhail Bulgakov, Roger Cockrell

Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Publication Date: 25/08/2016 ISBN: 9781847496201 Category:
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Set in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev during the chaotic winter of 1918-19, The White Guard, Bulgakov’s first full-length novel, tells the story of a Russian-speaking family trapped in circumstances that threaten to destroy them. As in Tolstoy’s War and Peace, the narrative centres on the stark contrast between the cosy domesticity of family life on the one hand, and wide-ranging and destructive historical events on the other.

The result is a disturbing, often shocking story, illuminated, however, by shafts of light that testify to people’s resilience, humanity and ability to love in even the most adverse circumstances.

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One of the great writers of the twentieth century. -- A.S. Byatt

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