The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Gulag Archipelago is a book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn based on the Soviet forced labor and concentration camp system. The three-volume book is a massive narrative relying on eyewitness testimony and primary research material, as well as the author's own experiences as a prisoner in a Gulag labor camp. Written between 1958 and 1968 (dates given at the end of the book), it was published in the West in 1973, thereafter circulating in samizdat (underground publication) form in the Soviet Union until its official publication in 1989.

The 66th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 2nd on The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century (National Review)
  2. - 15th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  3. - 50 Memorable Books from 50 Years of Books to Remember (The New York Public Library)
  4. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  5. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)

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THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO Paperback 1314900 $1.94
The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Parts I-II (English and Russian Edition) Mass Market Paperback 314966 $46.46 $0.11 1974
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Vol. 3, Parts 5-7 Hardcover 140502 $78.49 $20.11 1978
The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1: An Experiment in Literary Investigation Paperback 13117 $13.99 $13.93 2007
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The Gulag Archipelago Abridged: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (P.S.) Paperback 922 $8.29 $9.48 2007
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Gulag Archipelago Paperback 4344561 $79.99
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THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO 1918-1956-AN EXPERIMENT IN LITERARY INVESTIGATION I-II Mass Market Paperback 3899498 $12.95 $7.50
The Gulag Archipelago, Vol 1 An Experiemtn in Liteary Investigatin I-II 1918-56 Hardcover 1875070 $29.31 $10.51 1974
The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956, Parts I - II Mass Market Paperback 1912569 $2.46 1974
The Gulag Archipelago Three 1918-1956 Paperback 542304 $4.43 $0.03 1992
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Vol. 3, Parts 5-7 Hardcover May, 1978 Hardcover 339839 $62.56 $19.32
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: Volume 3: An Experiment in Literary Investigation [GULAG ARCHIPELAGO 1918-195-V03] Paperback 672252 $21.18 $20.62 2006
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THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO 1918-1956: AN EXPERIMENT IN LITERARY INVESTIGATION Hardcover 1464123 $50.00 2006
The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Volume Three) Paperback 979338 $9.99 $0.01 1997
The Gulag Archipelago Hardcover 5552073 $8.00 1973
THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO 1918-1956 Paperback 419754 $54.86 $13.83
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001: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Volume One) Paperback 577207 $79.60 $38.05 1997
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