In the First Circle: The First Uncensored Edition
ISBN: 0061479012
EAN13: 9780061479014
Language: English
Pages: 741
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
A major literary event 50 years in the making: In the First Circle is the first complete English translation of Nobel Prize-winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's best novel ( Washington Post ). With an introduction by Edward Erickson, this work by the author of The Gulag Archipelago is the story of a brilliant mathematician who finds himself locked in a Moscow prison filled with the country's brightest minds and must decide whether to aid Stalin's repressive state.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover The thrilling cold war masterwork by the nobel prize winner, published in full for the first time Moscow, Christmas Eve, 1949.The Soviet secret police intercept a call made to the American embassy by a Russian diplomat who promises to deliver secrets about the nascent Soviet Atomic Bomb program. On that same day, a brilliant mathematician is locked away inside a Moscow prison that houses the country's brightest minds. He and his fellow prisoners are charged with using their abilities to sleuth out the caller's identity, and they must choose whether to aid Joseph Stalin's repressive state--or refuse and accept transfer to the Siberian Gulag camps . . . and almost certain death. First written between 1955 and 1958, In the First Circle is Solzhenitsyn's fiction masterpiece. In order to pass through Soviet censors, many essential scenes--including nine full chapters--were cut or altered before it was published in a hastily translated English edition in 1968. Now with the help of the author's most trusted translator, Harry T. Willetts, here for the first time is the complete, definitive English edition of Solzhenitsyn's powerful and magnificent classic.