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Andrei Bely's novel Petersburg is considered one of the four greatest prose masterpieces of the 20th century. In this new edition of the best-selling translation, the reader will have access to the translators' detailed commentary, which provides the necessary historical and literary context for understanding the novel, as well as a foreword by Olga Matich, acclaimed scholar of Russian literature. Set in 1905 in St. Petersburg, a city in the throes of sociopolitical conflict, the novel follows university student Nikolai Apollonovich Ableukhov, who has gotten entangled with a revolutionary terrorist organization with plans to assassinate a government official-Nikolai's own father, Apollon Apollonovich Ableukhov. With a sprawling cast of characters, set against a nightmarish city, it is all at once a historical, political, philosophical, and darkly comedic novel.

Product code: 9780253034113

ISBN 9780253034113
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H229xW152
No. Of Pages 404
Publisher Indiana University Press
Andrei Bely's Petersburg is considered one of the four greatest prose masterpieces of the 20th century. This new edition of the best-selling translation provides historical and literary context to the political, philosophical, and darkly comedic novel.