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First Circle, the (1968) [Novel]
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Set in Moscow during a three-day period in December 1949, The First Circle is the story of the prisoner Gleb Nerzhin, a brilliant mathematician. At the age of thirty-one, Nerzhin has survived the war years on the German front and the postwar years in a succession of Russian prisons and labor camps. His story is interwoven with the stories of a dozen fellow prisoners - each an unforgettable human being - from the prison janitor to the tormented Marxist intellectual who designed the Dnieper dam; of the reigning elite and their conflicted subordinates; and of the women, wretched or privileged, bound to these men. A landmark of Soviet literature, The First Circle is as powerful today as it was when it was first published, nearly thirty years ago.

Original title: В круге первом (V Pervom Kruge)
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropeanRussia

Edition #1: The First Circle

The First Circle (1968)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Thomas P. Whitney
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The First Circle (November 12, 1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Evanston, IL
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810115905
Dimensions: 6 x 8.7 x 1.5
Pages: 580

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The First Circle (July 1982)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 9780553246230
Dimensions: 4,3 x 7.2 x 1.4 in
Pages: 674

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