In time for the centenary of the beginning of the Russian Revolution, a new edition of the Russian Nobelist's major work
The month of November 1916 in Russia was outwardly quietthe proverbial calm before the stormbut beneath the placid surface, society seethed fiercely.
In Petrograd, as St. Petersburg was then known, luxury-store windows are still brightly lit; the Duma debates the monarchy, the course of war, and clashing paths to reform; the workers in the miserable munitions factories veer toward sedition.
At the front, all is stalemate, while in the countryside sullen anxiety among hard-pressed farmers is rapidly replacing patriotism.
In Zurich, Lenin, with the smallest of all revolutionary groups, plots his sinister logistical miracle.
With masterly and moving empathy, through the eyes of both historical and fictional protagonists, Solzhenitsyn unforgettably transports us to that time and placethe last of pre-Soviet Russia.
November 1916 is the second volume in Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's multipart work, The Red Wheel. This volume concentrates on a historical turning point, or "knot," as the wheel rolls inexorably toward revolution.
About the Author
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, historian, and winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature. He served as a decorated commander in the Red Army during World War II before he was arrested for anti-Soviet propaganda and sentenced to eight years in a labor camp, where he drew inspiration for his controversial novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. Exiled in 1974, he returned to Russia after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and died in Moscow in 2008.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 7||(Origins of the Kadets)||57|
|Chapter 15||(From the notebooks of Fyodor Kovynev)||158|
|Chapter 19||(Society, the government, and the Tsar in 1915)||206|
|Document No. 1||November 1916. To the Petersburg Proletariat||284|
|Chapter 41||(Aleksandr Guchkov)||534|
|Document No. 2||Emperor and Empress: extracts from their correspondence||679|
|Document No. 3||A student handbill||727|
|Document No. 4||Prince Lvov to Rodzyanko||748|
|Chapter 62||(The Progressive Bloc)||766|
|Chapter 65||(The State Duma, 14 November)||864|
|Chapter 71||(The State Duma, 16-17 November)||937|
|Document No. 5||A circular telegram from Sturmer||955|
|Index of Names||1001|