• Cancer Ward

    One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Cancer Ward is both a deeply compassionate study of people facing terminal illness and a brilliant dissection of the ???cancerous??? Soviet police state.

  • The First Circle

    The thrilling cold war masterwork by the Nobel Prize winner, published in full for the first time.,Moscow, Christmas Eve, 1949.The Soviet secret police intercept a call made to the American embassy by a Russian diplomat who promises to deliver secrets about the nascent Soviet Atomic Bomb program. On that same day, a brilliant mathematician is locked away inside a Moscow prison that houses the country’s brightest minds. He and his fellow prisoners are charged with using their abilities to sleuth out the caller’s identity, and they must choose whether to aid Joseph Stalin’s repressive state???or refuse and accept transfer to the Siberian Gulag camps . . . and almost certain death.,First written between 1955 and 1958, In the First Circle is Solzhenitsyn’s fiction masterpiece. In order to pass through Soviet censors, many essential scenes???including nine full chapters???were cut or altered before it was published in a hastily translated English edition in 1968. Now with the help of the author’s most trusted translator, Harry T. Willetts, here for the first time is the complete, definitive English edition of Solzhenitsyn’s powerful and magnificent classic.

  • The Gulag Archipelago

    Drawing on his own incarceration and exile, as well as on evidence from more than 200 fellow prisoners and Soviet archives, Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn reveals the entire apparatus of Soviet repression???the state within the state that ruled all-powerfully. Through truly Shakespearean portraits of its victims???men, women, and children???we encounter secret police operations, labor camps and prisons; the uprooting or extermination of whole populations, the welcome that awaited Russian soldiers who had been German prisoners of war.,Yet we also witness the astounding moral courage of the incorruptible, who, defenseless, endured great brutality and degradation. ,???a grisly indictment of a regime, fashioned here into a veritable literary miracle???has now been updated with a new introduction that includes the fall of the Soviet Union and Solzhenitsyn’s move back to Russia.