As New Paperback, **First Perennial Library edition, 1987, *First Printing (full # line starting at 1). A hard to find First printing and in such a condition. From back wrapper -- "When Grossman completed 'Life and Fate' in 1960 and submitted the work for publication, it was confiscated by the KGB. Vasily Grossman died of cancer in 1964, his work still unpublished. More than ten years later, a microfilm copy was smuggled out of Russia.It has since been published to great acclaim, in the major European languages." Translated from the Russian by Robert Chandler. Vasily Grossman was born Dec. 12, 1905 in the Ukrainian town of Berdichev, the home of one of the largest Jewish communities in Eastern Europe.". Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: At the centre of this novel, overshadowing the lives of each of its huge cast of characters, stands the Battle of Stalingrad. The novel depicts a world torn apart by war and by ideological tyranny, whether that tyranny be Nazism or Stalinism. The author's other novels include Forever Flowing.
From the Inside Flap:
Suppressed by the KGB, Life and Fate is a rich and vivid account of what the Second World War meant to the Soviet Union.
On its completion in 1960, Life and Fate was suppressed by the KGB. Twenty years later, the novel was smuggled out of the Soviet Union on microfilm. At the centre of this epic novel looms the battle of Stalingrad. Within a world torn apart by ideological tyranny and war, Grossman's characters must work out their destinies. Chief among these are the members of the Shaposhnikov family - Lyudmila, a mother destroyed by grief for her dead son; Viktor, her scientist-husband who falls victim to anti-semitism; and Yevgenia, forced to choose between her love for the courageous tank-commander Novikov and her duty to her former husband. Life and Fate is one of the great Russian novels of the 20th century, and the richest and most vivid account there is of what the Second World War meant to the Soviet Union.
Title: Life and Fate: A Novel
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, PePerennial Library
Publication Date: 1987
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1987. Condition: Good. First Paperback Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP2844608
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2913428906
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1987. Paperback. Condition: Acceptable. Fair copy, good as reading copy. Will have moderate to heavy reading/age wear and/or cracked/loose hinges or binding. May have moderate to heavy markings, staining and/or warping. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books and media, ship within 48 hours, and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # mon0000102222
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0060913843
Book Description HarperTrade, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1987. Paperback. Condition: Good. First Paperback Edition. 880 pages, 8vo, some light wear to the edges and corners of the cover, some soiling to the cover and spine, some creasing to the spine, otherwise a clean, tight copy. Seller Inventory # 31391
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1987. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020060913843
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1987. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110060913843
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