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Book Information: Sofia Petrovna

Sofia Petrovna (1965) [Novel]
by Lydia Chukovskaya Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Sofia Petrovna is Lydia Chukovskaya's fictional account of the Great Purge. Sofia is a Soviet Everywoman, a doctor's widow who works as a typist in a Leningrad publishing house. When her beloved son is caught up in the maelstrom of the purge, she joins the long lines of women outside the prosecutor's office, hoping against hope for good news. Confronted with a world that makes no moral sense, Sofia goes mad, a madness which manifests itself in delusions little different from the lies those around her tell every day to protect themselves.

Original title: Софья Петровна / Опустелый дом [Sofia Petrovna / Opustelyi dom]
Alternative titles: The Deserted House
Original languages: Russian

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Notes:

  • This was originally published abroad with the title "The Deserted House", which was later restored to "Sofia Petrovna" along with some other textual corrections.

Edition #1: Sofia Petrovna

Sofia Petrovna (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Aline Werth Eliza Kellogg Klose
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Manifested in:

Sofia Petrovna / The Deserted House (1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Evanston, IL
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810111500
Pages: 120

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Edition #2: The Deserted House

The Deserted House (1967)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Aline Werth
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Manifested in:
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The Deserted House (1967)

Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 144

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