Boris Pasternak was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator, born in Moscow in 1890. He is best known for his novel “Doctor Zhivago,” which was first published in Italy in 1957 and later won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1958. Pasternak’s writing style is characterized by its lyrical and introspective nature, often exploring themes of love, nature, and the human experience. He was heavily influenced by the Russian literary tradition, as well as by his own personal experiences living through the tumultuous events of the Russian Revolution and the Stalinist era.

In addition to “Doctor Zhivago,” some of his notable works include the poetry collections “My Sister, Life” and “Second Birth,” as well as the novel “Safe Conduct.” His contributions to Russian literature and his ability to capture the complexities of the human spirit have solidified his place as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.

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  • 1969: Doctor Zhivago, by Boris Pasternak, International Collectors Library

    Doctor Zhivago is a classic Russian novel by Boris Pasternak set during the tumultuous times of 1903 to 1943 in Russia. The novel follows the life of Dr. Zhivago as he tries to maintain his humanity and spiritual integrity in a society that is divided by class, family, love, and ultimately, man’s own inner struggles. Pasternak’s portrayal of the social and moral dilemma faced by the characters is both convincing and brilliant.

    This edition of Doctor Zhivago is part of the Classical Russian Novels series of the International Collectors Library. The book is beautifully bound in wine red and stamped with handsome gilt foil, replicating the design found on a rare old volume in the library of Czar Alexander II. The binding was executed by the distinguished American artist Rafael Palacios and includes a matching ribbon marker. This collectible edition is new and unread, with only a minor bent on the top cover corner. The deckled fore-edges and original inlay from ICL with presentation of the work and its binding make this edition a must-have for any collector of classic literature.