One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a classic Russian historical fiction novel written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. It was first published as Novy Mir in 1962 and translated by H.T. Wells in 1991. 

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  • Angela Wells
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The solution isn't about the mafia but about a totalitarian government and the horrors of life in a prison camp. The solution doesn't work but the book is fantastic and is well worth the read "
    Keith Alvarado
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This book is very interesting and about the Russian mafia. it is a classic tale explaining one day in the life."
    Virginia Pacheco
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "GOOD"
  • Michael Morris
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a book that will really make you think about your life and how well you have it compared to others. Ivan's life is filled with trials and tribulations of which I could never imagine having to go through and it has allowed me to learn more about the life of outsiders that did not have it as good as me growing up. "
  • Debra Ryan
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This novel is a Russian historical classic. This follow up to Day in the Life and Gulag Archipelago concentrates mostly on building the characters. It is a great novel to read when you are snowed in for the weekend!"
  • Charles Scott
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich is a great foreign book for Americans. A fantastic historical fiction, this is a great read for anyone interested in Russian literature."
  • Ralph Munoz
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I liked reading One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, it was one of the better bits of historical fiction I've ever read. The perspective of a man living in Russian under Stalin's terrifying rule was eye opening to say the least. A must read for those interested in Russian's history under communism. "
    Elizabeth Roberts
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This is classic Russian historical fiction novel. It has a 4.5 star rating with over 600 reviews."
  • Jose Kim
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This is a classic of Russian literature! Ivan Denisovich is a wonderful protagonist, and this book oozes with the Russian spirit. It can be a little hard to read, especially since it's a translation - but it is still well worth the time. I recommend this to anyone interested in historical fiction, or in Russian culture. Or anyone who just wants a good, and fast, read!"
  • Christopher Davidson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "What a brutal world he had to live in. It's just unimaginable to think that conditions like this existed, but I guess the world and particularly Stalin's Russia was a different place back then. The translation is really good too. Everybody should read this."
  • Gregory Franklin
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "The product page was irritated."
  • Benjamin Wallace
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "The book is really interesting. Ivan Denisovich is a great character."
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