St. Petersburg

Author(s): Andrei Biely
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007
Product Number: EB00641244
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802196798
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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A landmark in Russian literature hailed as "one of the four great masterpieces of twentieth-century prose" by Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita. In this incomparable novel of the seething revolutionary Russia of 1905, Andrey Biely plays ingeniously on the great themes of Russian history and literature as he tells the mesmerizing tale of Apollon Apollonovich Ableukhov, a high-ranking Tsarist official, and his dilettante son, Nikolai, an aspiring terrorist, whose first assignment is to assassinate his father. "There is nothing like a ticking time bomb to supply fictional suspense, and perhaps no other writer has ever used the device more successfully than Andrey Biely in St. Petersburg . . . Biely is a crafty storyteller who can keep a reader flipping the pages while whipping up an intellectual storm." —Time

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