November 1916: A Novel: The Red Wheel II (FSG Classics)

November 1916: A Novel: The Red Wheel II (FSG Classics)


In time for the centenary of the start of the Russian Revolution, a brand new variation of the Russian Nobelist's significant work

The month of November 1916 in Russia was once outwardly quiet―the proverbial calm ahead of the storm―but underneath the placid floor, society seethed fiercely.
In Petrograd, as St. Petersburg used to be then recognized, luxury-store home windows are nonetheless brightly lit; the Duma debates the monarchy, the process battle, and clashing paths to reform; the employees within the depressing munitions factories veer towards sedition.
on the entrance, all is stalemate, whereas within the nation-state sullen nervousness between hard-pressed farmers is speedily changing patriotism.
In Zurich, Lenin, with the smallest of all innovative teams, plots his sinister logistical miracle.
With masterly and relocating empathy, in the course of the eyes of either old and fictional protagonists, Solzhenitsyn unforgettably transports us to that point and place―the final of pre-Soviet Russia.
November 1916 is the second one quantity in Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's multipart paintings, The crimson Wheel. This quantity concentrates on a ancient turning element, or "knot," because the wheel rolls inexorably towards revolution.

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