by SHOLOKHOV, Mikhail Aleksandrovich (novel); GARRY, Stephen (translation)
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First American Edition. An epic novel by the Russian Nobel Prize-winner, said by Maxim Gorky to represent "a new phase in literature and can only be compared with Tolstoy's War and Peace (from front flap). Written in four parts, the novel depicts the lives and struggles of Don Cossacks during World War I, the Russian Revolution, and Russian Civil War. Uncommon in the first edition, particularly in dustjacket. Basis for several film adaptations, most notably Sergei Gerasimov's 1958 picture starring Pyotr Glebov, Elina Bystritskaya, and Zinaida Kriryenko. First Printing. Octavo (20.25cm); beige linen, with titling and decorations stamped in dark red on spine and front cover; burgundy topstain; dustjacket; x, 756pp. Some very faint, scattered mottling to cloth, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.00), gently spine-sunned and lightly shelfworn, with a vertical crease along the left side of front panel, and brown paper tape reinforcement on verso along spine and edges; Very Good. (Inventory #: 31354)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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