The White Guard

Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9780099490661
  • : penguin random house
  • : Vintage Classics
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  • : July 2006
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : English
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Description

Drawing closely on Bulgakov's personal experiences of the horrors of civil war as a young doctor, "The White Guard" takes place in Kiev, 1918, a time of turmoil and suffocating uncertainty as the Bolsheviks, Socialists and Germans fight for control of the city. It tells the story of the Turbins, a once-wealthy Russian family, as they are forced to come to terms with revolution and a new regime.

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'The tumultuous atmospher of the Ukranian revolution and civil war is brilliantly evoked' Daily Telegraph

Author description

Mikhail Bulgakov (1891 - 1940) was born and educated in Kiev where he graduated as a doctor in 1916. He rapidly abandoned medicine to write some of the greatest Russian literature of this century. After a lifetime at odds with the stultifying Soviet regime, he died impoverished and blind in 1940, shortly after completing his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita. None of his major fiction was published during his lifetime.