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Title: Story of a Life - Six Volumes Complete. I: Childhood and Schooldays, II: Slow Approach of Thunder, III: In That Dawn, IV: Years of Hope, V: Southern Adventure, VI: The Restless Years.
Description: London, Harvill Press, 1964. A very good set set, complete in 6 volumes, first English translation, first printing. Published 1964-1974. All in original dust-wrappers, 283, 221, 253, 224, 223, 227 pp. Previous owner's name in ink very neatly to each volume f.e.p. Vols 1-IV translated by Manya Harari and Michael Duncan, vols V & VI by Kyril Fitzlyon. HEAVY SET. THIS WILL ATTRACT EXTRA POSTAL CHARGES. PLEASE ENQUIRE BEOFRE ORDERING. All in very good condition. Dust-wrappers not price-clipped, no chipping. Some usual damp spotting to fore-edges and dust-wrapper edges. A little discolouration to white of d.ws. Volume I has a little damp damage affecting inside the d.w. and the upper board, small tear to d.w. on one spine. Else all very good. Volume I:Childhood and Schooldays, Volume II: Slow Approach of Thunder, Volume III: In that Dawn, Volume IV: Years of Hope, Volume V: Southern Adventure, Volume VI: The Restless Years. "Perhaps Paustovsky's most famous work is his autobiography "Povest o Zhizni" ("Story of a Life"). A long, lyrical tale focusing on the internal perceptions and poetic development of the writer. A 'biography of the soul' rather than a biography of events. It provides a unique view of life in Russia during WWI, the Russian Civil War and rise of the Soviets". Particularly arresting dust-wrapper designs by Brian Russell and Yvonne Skargon. Hardcover.

Keywords: Russia|History|Soviet Russia|Literature|Featured

Price: GBP 167.00 = appr. US$ 238.47 Seller: Marijana Dworski Books
- Book number: 33388

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