The Gulag Archipelago 1918-56

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-56 An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Abridged edition

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Synopsis

WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY JORDAN B. PETERSON

'Solzhenitsyn's masterpiece...The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today' Anne Applebaum

THE OFFICIALLY APPROVED ABRIDGEMENT OF THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO VOLUMES I, II & III

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.

'[The Gulag Archipelago] helped to bring down an empire. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing, Sunday Telegraph

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Book information

ISBN: 9781784871512
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Abridged edition
DEWEY: 365.4509470904
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3
Number of pages: xxxiv, 498
Weight: 378g
Height: 131mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 45mm