The Gulag archipelago 1918-56 : an experiment in literary investigation

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Published 2018
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Summary:

A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, 'The Gulag Archipelago' is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the story of those at the heart of the Soviet Union who opposed Stalin, and for whom the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair. A thoroughly researched document and a feat of literary and imaginative power, this edition of The Gulag Archipelago was abridged into one volume at the author's wish and with his full co-operation.

ISBN:
9781784871512
Edition:
[Vintage] edition.
Description:
xxxiv, 498 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Other Title:
Arkhipelag GULag, 1918-1956. English
Notes:
Includes index.
"This work was originally published separately in three volumes under the following titles: The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956, I-II, copyright © 1973 by Aleksander I. Solzhenitsyn, English language translation copyright © 1973, 1974 by Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.; The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956, III-IV copyright © 1974 by Aleksander I. Solzhenitsyn, English language translation copyright © 1975 by Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.; The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956, V-VI, copyright © 1976 by The Russian Social Fund for Peersecuted Persons and Their Families, ©1978 by Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc." -- Title page verso.
"This abridged edition first published in 1985 by Harvill, an imprint of HarperCollions Publishers" -- Title page verso.
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