First Circle

First Circle by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Title: First Circle
Author: Alexander Solzhenitsyn
ISBN10: 0006122507
ISBN13: 978-0006122500
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; New edition edition (December 1970)
Language: English
Subcategory: Contemporary
Size PDF: 1473 kb
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Rating: 4.6/5
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Pages: 700 pages
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First Circle by Alexander Solzhenitsyn


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Set in Moscow during a three-day period in December 1949, The First Circle is the story of the prisoner Gleb Nerzhin, a brilliant mathematician. At the age of thirty-one, Nerzhin has survived the war years on the German front and the postwar years in a succession of Russian prisons and labor camps. His story is interwoven with the stories of a dozen fellow prisoners - each an unforgettable human being - from the prison janitor to the tormented Marxist intellectual who designed the Dnieper dam; of the reigning elite and their conflicted subordinates; and of the women, wretched or privileged, bound to these men. A landmark of Soviet literature, The First Circle is as powerful today as it was when it was first published, nearly thirty years ago.