Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1989.
A first edition/first printing that is lightly worn but in Fine condition and housed in an alike dust-jacket; is a novel set in Russia during the early days of the Bolshevik Revolution.
Gorky tells the story of a talented, but restless, writer and journalist, Maxim Gorky, who, in the early days of the Russian Revolution, bitterly opposes the Bolshevik regime, but ultimately becomes one of its most ardent supporters.
The novel is divided into three parts, each describing a different stage of Gorky's political evolution. In the first part, Gorky is an idealistic reformer, working to improve the conditions of the poor and oppressed. In the second part, he becomes disillusioned with the regime and its brutality, but remains committed to the cause. In the third and final part, Gorky becomes a bitterly cynical critic of the Soviet Union, but still defends it to the end.
Troyat, Henri and Lowell Blair's Gorky is an unforgettable, spellbinding novel that captures the spirit of the Russian Revolution and its most celebrated writer, Maxim Gorky.; 8vo; 216 pages.