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Cancer Ward (1968) [Novel]
by Alexander Solzhenitsyn Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Cancer Ward, which has been compared to the masterpiece of another Nobel Prize winner, Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain, examines the relationships of a group of people in a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, two years after Stalin's death. Through their stories, Alexander Solzhenitsyn has created a vivid portrait of life in the Soviet Union.

Original title: Раковый Корпус (Rakoviy Korpus)
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Cancer Ward

Cancer Ward (1969)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: David Burg Nicholas Bethell
  • "A literary event of the first magnitude... by Russia's greatest living prose writer." Time
  • "The most moving of Solzhenitsyn's novels... Its celebration of life, the nobility with which it faces a world of decay, disease and death, and its passion for individual freedom—these qualities make us think of the Tolstoy who has so clearly influenced Solzhenitsyn... It makes one feel that if Solzhenitsyn is allowed to write in peace, his fellow citizens if not the state in which they live, may yet, i the years to come, be able to say: 'We have at last, in this most pitiless of centuries, produced a major novelist.'" Clifton Fadiman, Book-of-the-Month Club News
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Cancer Ward (1991)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374511993
Pages: 560

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Cancer Ward (June 1979)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 9780553206555
Dimensions: 4.3 x 7.1 x 1.2 in
Pages: 559

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