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Stalingrad (Hardback)

By Grossman, Vasily
Translated by Chandler, Robert
Translated by Chandler, Elizabeth

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Stalingrad is the prequel to Life and Fate, one of the twentieth century's greatest novels. This is its first publication in English. In April 1942, Hitler and Mussolini plan the huge offensive on the Eastern Front that will culminate in the greatest battle in human history. Hund...reds of miles away, Pyotr Vavilov receives his call-up papers and spends a final night with his wife and children in the hut that is his home. As war approaches, the Shaposhnikov family gathers for a meal: despite her age, Alexandra will soon become a refugee; Tolya will enlist in the reserves; Vera, a nurse, will fall in love with a wounded pilot; and Viktor Shtrum will receive a letter from his doomed mother which will haunt him forever. The war will consume the lives of a huge cast of characters - lives which express Grossman's grand themes of the nation and the individual, nature's beauty and war's cruelty, love and separation. For months, Soviet forces are driven back inexorably by the German advance eastward and eventually Stalingrad is all that remains between the invaders and victory. The city stands on a cliff-top by the Volga river. The battle for Stalingrad - a maelstrom of violence and firepower - will reduce it to ruins. But it will also be the cradle of a new sense of hope. Stalingrad is a magnificent novel not only of war but of all human life: its subjects are mothers and daughters, husbands and brothers, generals, nurses, political officers, steelworkers, tractor girls. It is tender, epic, and a testament to the power of the human spirit.
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ISBN 9781846555794
Released NZ 15 Jun 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781846555794
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Harvill Secker
Released 15 Jun 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Grossman, Vasily
Translated by Chandler, Robert
Translated by Chandler, Elizabeth
Category General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 992
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 60mm
Dewey Code 891.7342
Weight 1,586g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Stalingrad, Battle of, Volgograd, Russia, 1942-1943 - Fiction, Soviet Union - Fiction - History - German occupation, 1941-1944
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade