by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- Fine/Very Good+
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
West Vancouver, British Columbia
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August 1914 is a novel by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) about the defeat of the Imperial Russian Army at the Battle of Tannenberg in East Prussia. The novel is an unusual blend of fiction narrative and historiography, and has given rise to extensive and often bitter controversy, both from the literary as well as from the historical point of view.
The book was translated and published in 1972, by Bodley Head. Its sales were such that two more printings were quickly completed, all in 1972. This is a copy from the 3rd printing.
In 1974, Solzhenitsyn was expelled from the Soviet Union and, two years after that, he moved to the USA, where he began to revise this story. In 1984, a new version, much expanded, was published, making the first book a limited edition.
The dust jacket is in very good shape, with normal wear. (That white mark you see below '1914' is half of the price tag. I scraped the other half off with my fingernail.) Someone has taped the top and bottom of the spine, quite skillfully.
The rest of the book is perfect, with no marks of any kind in or on it. The covers are a bright cherry red, with very bright gold lettering on the spine. Also, as you can see, there's a fold-out map at the back relating to the battle.
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August 1914 is a novel by Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn about Imperial Russia's defeat at the Battle of Tannenberg in East Prussia. The novel was completed in 1970, first published in 1971, and an English translation was first published in 1972. The novel is an unusual blend of fiction narrative and historiography, and has given rise to extensive and often bitter controversy, both from the literary as well as from the historical point of view.
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- Vancouver Bookseller (CA)
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- AUGUST 1914
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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- Used - Fine
- Jacket condition
- Very Good+
- Quantity available
- First, third printing
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
- The Bodley Head
- Place of Publication
- Date Published
- Battle of Tannenberg, Imperial Russian Army, Prussia
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- War Stories; Military History; World History; Russia;
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