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1958 DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Boris Pasternak Hardcover Metallic Design Elements & Ribbon

Regular price $20.00

1958 English translation of Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak published by Pantheon Books. Cover is in very good condition. Front has gold design element. Corners are worn and ends of spine are bumped. Binding is tight and pages have deckled edges. There aren't any obvious signs of inscriptions, marginalization, or dog eared pages.


Doctor Zhivago was hailed as an instant classic, and Boris Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958. The Soviet government refused to allow him to accept the Nobel Prize, and he was banished from the Soviet Writers Union. During the Cold War, the CIA used 'Doctor Zhivago' as a tool to undermine the Soviet Union. The book was banned from publication there. If you collect banned books, this is one you want on you library shelf.


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