London: Victor Gollancz, 1963. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Used - Good/Very Good. Edges toned. Clean, unmarked. Binding tight and square. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine; some tape residue to front and rear boards as dust jacket was once attached to the boards. Corners sharp except from bottom left corner of rear board. Some tape residue to endpapers and pastedowns. 13 x 20 cm. 192 pp. / Good. Some discoloration as depicted in photo. Tape ghosting to flaps. Otherwise very well preserved. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #10625
Translated by Ralph Parker
In the madness of World War II, a dutiful Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. So begins this masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, a harrowing account of a man who has conceded to all things evil with dignity and strength.
First published in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is considered one of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia. Illuminating a dark chapter in Russian history, it is at once a graphic picture of work camp life and a moving tribute to man’s will to prevail over relentless dehumanization.