Boris Pasternak and Others
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First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and strife is Zhivago's love for the tender and beautiful Lara, the very embodiment of the pain and chaos of those cataclysmic times. Pevear and Volokhonsky masterfully restore the spirit of Pasternak's original—his style, rhythms, voicings, and tone—in this beautiful translation of a classic of world literature.
This book is a masterpiece, but the fact that this company has chosen to sell it for $30.99 is shameful and just plain greedy! Hence, only 1 star, obviously not given for the novel but for the greedy publishers.
Still too expensive!
Publishers should be welcoming the advent of internet distribution of their titles. Charging this classic title the full price of the paperback edition is shameful, and as the previous reviewer mentioned, greedy on Random House's part.
Please note that this price scheme is only encourging readers (such as I) to seek out pdf copies for free. For a classic title, anything above 10 is simply too much.
Greedy Greedy Publishers!!!!!
I love this book but there is no way I'll pay this price for an e-book of thus vintage!! Shame on the publishers for being so greedy!!!