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White Guard
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov

ISBN: 9781847492456
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 305
Published: 1 December 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 2.4
"Bulgakov was not merely a brilliant observer of what was going on around him, but had an uncanny ability to pick out the particular manifestations of folly and discord which would set the tone of the era to follow." The Guardian

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.

About the Author

A trained doctor, Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) became one of his era's most brilliant and daring writers. His career was plagued by Soviet censorship, and The Master and Margarit...

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