First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the 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, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and strife is Zhivago's love for the tender and beautiful Lara, the very embodiment of the pain and chaos of those cataclysmic times. Pevear and Volokhonsky masterfully restore the spirit of Pasternak's original—his style, rhythms, voicings, and tone—in this beautiful translation of a classic of world literature.
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Review: Dr. ZhivagoUser Review - Mweene - Goodreads
I read this book 20 years ago and so my memories of it may appear foggy but i just have to say something. The love between Yuri and Lara left me speechless. To think that even today i can still ... Read full review
Doctor ZhivagoUser Review - necholasa - Overstock.com
Excellent book to learn about Russian history and culture plus the added benefit of a story of survival and the human experience. Read full review