The White Guard [1st UK Ed]


By Mikhail Bulgakov

Bulgakov’s first major work, published in English for the first time


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  • Translated from the Russian by Michael Glenny
  • First English translation [Collins Harvill, 1971]; red cloth boards with gold titling on spine, spine head slightly bumped, an excellent copy; in the unclipped dustjacket, two major chips [1cm & 3cm – see photos] at top, 5 major tears, the worst being 5cm long from the top down through the T on front, now protected in archival plastic; a very good copy overall
  • Set in German-occupied Kiev at the end of WW1. But as the Germans slink away… on the track outside Kiev, hissing gently, waiting to grind inexorably into the city, stands the huge steel-clad articulated juggernaut of a Bolshevik armoured train
  • Bulgakov’s first novel
  • ISBN: 0 00 261905 9 / 0002619059

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