|Publisher||Harper And Row|
Harper and Row, 1968. FIRST EDITION. Translated from the Russian by Thomas Whitney. Very good condition, maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine; deckled edge, original dust jacket. The First Circle of Dante's Hell - where the souls of the pre-Christian philosophers were doomed to exist throughout eternity - stands in this novel as a metaphor for certain penal institutions of Stalin's Russia. Describes the prison life and exile of this Nobel Prize winner in Literature that he endured under the Soviet regime. 580 pages.