Petersburg (Penguin Classics)
Petersburg (Penguin Classics)
Petersburg (Penguin Classics)
Petersburg (Penguin Classics)

Petersburg (Penguin Classics)

  • Publish Date: 2012-01-31
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Andrei Bely
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The most important [...] Russian novel of the 20th century.
-The New York Times Book Review

Considered Andrei Bely's masterpiece,Petersburg, is a pioneering modernist novel, ranked in importance alongsideUlysses, The Metamorphosis,andIn Search of Lost Time, that captures Russia's capital during the short, turbulent period of the first socialist revolution in 1905. Exploring themes of history, identity, and family, it sees the young Russian Nikolai Ableukhov chased through the misty Petersburg streets, tasked with planting a bomb intended to kill a government official-his own father. Bely draws on news, fashion, psychology, and ordinary people to create a distinctive and timeless literary triumph.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators.

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