Petersburg

Petersburg


Introduction by: Adam Thirlwell
Translator:

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141191744
  • 624 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

“The most important […] Russian novel of the 20th century.”
-The New York Times Book Review

Considered Andrei Bely’s masterpiece, Petersburg, is a pioneering modernist novel, ranked in importance alongside Ulysses, The Metamorphosis, and In Search of Lost Time, that captures Russia’s capital during the short, turbulent period of the first socialist revolution in 1905. Exploring themes of history, identity, and family, it sees the young Russian Nikolai Ableukhov chased through the misty Petersburg streets, tasked with planting a bomb intended to kill a government official-his own father. Bely draws on news, fashion, psychology, and ordinary people to create a distinctive and timeless literary triumph.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Petersburg

Petersburg

Andrei Bely, Introduction by: Adam Thirlwell, Translator: David McDuff

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