Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Willetts's English translation is brilliant . . . Nowhere else will . . . foreign readers . . . find such a grandiose panorama of the forces and personalities involved, a superb blend of fact and fiction written in a racy, original style."--John Keep,The Times Literary Supplement "Solzhenitsyn achives something exceedingly rare among novelists dealing with history . . . he gets a sense of the past not as something to be understood in the light of the present, but as a teeming womb of incalculablility and possibility."--John Bayley,The New York Book Review "Solzhenitsyn's tremendous gifts as a novelist shine in his creation of characters and his depiction of war on the front line"--The New Yorker. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The month of November 1916 in Russia was outwardly unmarked by seismic events, but beneath the surface, society seethed fiercely. In Petrograd, luxury-store windows are still brightly lit; the Duma debates the monarchy, the course of war, and clashing paths to reform; the workers in the miserable munitions factories veer increasingly toward sedition. At the front all is stalemate except for sudden death's capricious visits, while in the countryside sullen anxiety among hard-pressed farmers is rapidly replacing patriotism. In Zurich, Lenin, with the smallest of all revolutionary groups, plots his sinister logistical miracle. With masterly and moving empathy, through the eyes of both historical and fictional protagonists, Solzhenitsyn unforgettably transports us to that time and place--the last of pre-Soviet Russia. Translated by H.T. Willetts.
November 1916 is the second volume in Solzhenitsyn's multi-part work, the Red Wheel, following August 1914. The final volumes will deal with March and April of 1917. Each volume concentrates on a historical turning point, or "knot," as the wheel rolls on inexorably toward revolution.
Review: In August 1914 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn began his epic account of the events leading up to the Russian Revolution. Subtitled The Red Wheel/Knot I, the book was the first in a projected trilogy. It took more than 20 years for the second in the series to make its debut, but November 1916: The Red Wheel/Knot II picks up in the latter years of the war and chronicles the events between the end of October and the middle of November 1916. Though Solzhenitsyn himself admits that little of historical significance occurred during those few weeks, his novel is jam-packed with enough three-dimensional characters and tangled life stories to more than make up for the dearth of history. Cutting back and forth between the Russian frontlines, the fiercely divided Duma, an increasingly seditious peasantry, and various revolutionary groups, November 1916 masterfully re-creates the bubbling undercurrent of violence and cataclysmic change that would erupt in just a few short months. From Nicholas and Alexandra in St. Petersburg to Lenin in Switzerland, and a whole host of fictional characters in between, Solzhenitsyn brings the people, the problems, and the era to life. --Margaret Prior
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Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000. Soft cover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Clean secondhand condition with small signs of previous light use. Very heavy book so additional shipping may ber required for overseas locations. Please contact me if you would like a quote prior to ordering. Seller Inventory # 03Feb14 EB Red Wheel
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2000. Softcover. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Very Good in wrappers. ; 9.13 X 6.54 X 2.05 inches; 1040 pages; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Seller Inventory # 65129