The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 An Experiment in Literary Investigation

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Publisher's Synopsis

The Gulag Archipelago is Solzhenitsyn's masterwork, a vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators and also of heroism, a Stalinist anti-world at the heart of the Soviet Union where the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair.

The work is based on the testimony of some two hundred survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile. It is both a thoroughly researched document and a feat of literary and imaginative power. This edition has been abridged into one volume at the author's wish and with his full co-operation.

Book information

ISBN: 9781843430858
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Harvill Press
Pub date:
Edition: Abridged edition
DEWEY: 365.450947
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xviii, 472
Weight: 492g
Height: 136mm
Width: 215mm
Spine width: 40mm