Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

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Doctor Zhivago is a 20th century novel by Boris Pasternak, first published in 1957. The novel is named after its protagonist, Yuri Zhivago, a medical doctor and poet. It tells the story of a man torn between two women, set primarily against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the subsequent Russian Civil War of 1918–1920. More deeply, the novel discusses the plight of a man as the life that he has always known is dramatically torn apart by forces beyond his control.

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The 168th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 8th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  2. - 54th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  3. - 65th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  4. - 99th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  5. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  6. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  7. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (
  8. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)
  9. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)
  10. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)

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