1968 DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Boris Pasternak Hardcover Mylar Dust Cover
1968 hardcover edition of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO by Boris Pasternak. Dust jacket has chips and small tears. It has been placed in a protective mylar sleeve. Iscription on front end page. Inventory number in pencil on back end page. Binding is sound. There aren't any obvious signs of 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.