The White Guard
By (author) Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
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White Guard by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
Book DescriptionDrawing closely on Bulgakov's personal experiences of the horrors of civil war as a young doctor, "The White Guard" takes place in Kiev, 1918, a time of turmoil and suffocating uncertainty as the Bolsheviks, Socialists and Germans fight for control of the city. It tells the story of the Turbins, a once-wealthy Russian family, as they are forced to come to terms with revolution and a new regime.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099490661
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
Master and Margarita, Paperback (January 2017)
Afterwards, when it was too late, descriptions were issued of the man: expensive grey suit, one green eye and the other black. He arrives in Moscow one hot summer afternoon with various alarming accomplices, including a demonic, fast-talking black cat. When he leaves, the asylums are full and the forces of law and order are in disarray.
Diaries and Selected Letters, Paperback (October 2016)
This selection from the diaries and letters of the Bulgakovs, mostly translated for the first time into English, provides an insightful glimpse into a fascinating period of Russian history and literature, telling the tragic tale of the fate of an artist under a totalitarian regime.
White Guard, Paperback (August 2016)
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.
Dog's Heart, Paperback (January 2016)» View all books by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
A Dog's Heart was banned by the censors in 1925 and circulated only in samizdat form. Nowadays this hugely entertaining tale has become very popular in Russia, and has inspired many adaptations across the world.
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Author Biography - Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
Mikhail Bulgakov (1891 - 1940) was born and educated in Kiev where he graduated as a doctor in 1916. He rapidly abandoned medicine to write some of the greatest Russian literature of this century. After a lifetime at odds with the stultifying Soviet regime, he died impoverished and blind in 1940, shortly after completing his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita. None of his major fiction was published during his lifetime.
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