The Gulag Archipelago (English and Russian Edition)

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9780002712651: The Gulag Archipelago (English and Russian Edition)

[This is Part 1 of the 2 part - Audiobook CASSETTE - Library Edition of VOLUME 2. It is presented in a vinyl case.]

**Time Magazine's Best Nonfiction Book of the 20th Century**

In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn has orchestrated thousands of incidents and individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power and momentum. Written in a tone that encompasses Olympian wrath, bitter calm, savage irony, and sheer comedy, it combines history, autobiography, documentary, and political analysis as it examines in its totality the Soviet apparatus of repression from its inception following the October Revolution of 1917.

This SECOND VOLUME in Solzhenitsyn's narrative chronicles the appalling inhumanity of the Soviets' ''destructive-labor camps'' and the fate of prisoners in them--felling timber, building canals and railroads, and mining gold without equipment or adequate food and clothing, and subject always to the caprices of the camp authorities. Most tragic of all is the life of the women prisoners and the luckless children they bear.

Once again, this chronicle of appalling inhumanity is made endurable by the vitality and emotional range of the writing. In one truly remarkable chapter, a parody of an anthropological treatise, Solzhenitsyn achieves new heights of sardonic wit. In the final section the music changes, and he provides a magnificent coda on the possibilities of redemption and purification through suffering.

Part 2 of this 2 part AudioCassette edition of Volume 2 is ISBN: 9780786103355

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[This is the MP3CD audiobook format of VOLUME 2 in vinyl case.]

**Time Magazine's Best Nonfiction Book of the 20th Century**

In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn has orchestrated thousands of incidents and individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power and momentum. Written in a tone that encompasses Olympian wrath, bitter calm, savage irony, and sheer comedy, it combines history, autobiography, documentary, and political analysis as it examines in its totality the Soviet apparatus of repression from its inception following the October Revolution of 1917.

This second volume in Solzhenitsyn's narrative chronicles the appalling inhumanity of the Soviets' ''destructive-labor camps'' and the fate of prisoners in them--felling timber, building canals and railroads, and mining gold without equipment or adequate food and clothing, and subject always to the caprices of the camp authorities. Most tragic of all is the life of the women prisoners and the luckless children they bear.

Once again, this chronicle of appalling inhumanity is made endurable by the vitality and emotional range of the writing. In one truly remarkable chapter, a parody of an anthropological treatise, Solzhenitsyn achieves new heights of sardonic wit. In the final section the music changes, and he provides a magnificent coda on the possibilities of redemption and purification through suffering.

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Solzhenitsyn's gripping epic masterpiece, the searing record of four decades of Soviet terror and oppression, in one abridged volume, authorized by the author

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Book Description London: Collins Harvill, 1986. Presumed FIRST EDITION. vg copy. Hb. 8.5" x 6.25". dj v slightly bumped & worn to edges. Dark blue cloth bound cover, with silver foil spine titles, has v minor marking. Spine leaning v slightly. Price unclipped (£20.00). 472pgs. v tight leaves. No inscriptions. With b/w illustrations. An interesting volume which 'presents a vision of a world of secret police installations, camps, prisons, transit centres, communication facilities, transport systems and espionage organisations; the heart of a structure operating throughout the length and breadth of the Soviet Union'. Abridged in one volume by Edward E Ericson. Translated by Thomas P Whitney and Harry Willetts. Bookseller Inventory # 38326

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