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Download & Read "Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak

"Doctor Zhivago," written by Boris Pasternak, is a sweeping epic that chronicles the life of Yuri Zhivago, a poet and physician.
Download & Read "Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak

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  • Book Title: Doctor Zhivago
  • Author: Boris Pasternak
  • Year Published: November 1, 1957
  • Goodreads Rating: 4.01/5
  • Availability: Buy the PDF from Google Play Books


After you have purchased Doctor Zhivago, follow these instructions to download it from Google Play Books in PDF format:

  1. Click on the "Books" tab at the top of your screen.
  2. Click on the "Your Library" link beneath that.
  3. Find your book and click the icon with three dots beneath the cover image.
  4. Select "Export" and then "Export as PDF".  


How to Read Doctor Zhivago PDF

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Our Review of Doctor Zhivago

Boris Pasternak's "Doctor Zhivago" is a monumental narrative set against the raw, vivid backdrop of early 20th-century Russia. The novel not only traverses the seismic shifts of Russian history during this era—marked by war, revolution, and the rise of Soviet power—but also plumbs the depths of the human condition.

The story centers on Yuri Zhivago, a poet and physician, whose life is as tumultuous as the history unfolding around him. As Russia undergoes profound transformations, so too does Yuri, navigating personal and ethical dilemmas that mirror the national crisis. Through his eyes, readers experience the intricate dance of beauty and brutality that characterizes his world, highlighting the stark contrasts between the decadent lives of the aristocracy and the grim reality faced by ordinary citizens.

Pasternak’s writing style is renowned for its poetic elegance and emotional depth. His ability to craft detailed, richly developed characters invites readers into a deeply immersive experience. The novel’s portrayal of Yuri's relationships, particularly his love affair with Lara, serves as a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love amid chaos.

One fascinating aspect of the novel is its controversial history. "Doctor Zhivago" was banned in the Soviet Union until 1988 due to its independent portrayal of the October Revolution and its aftermath, contrasting sharply with the official state narrative. This only added to its allure and significance, making its eventual publication a landmark event in the cultural history of the 20th century.

Reading "Doctor Zhivago" provides not just a literary journey but a profound reflection on the enduring questions of fate, free will, and the impact of historical forces on personal lives. The novel explores the essential struggle for personal integrity in a world where these are often in jeopardy, making it perpetually relevant.

In essence, "Doctor Zhivago" is more than just a novel; it is a rich tapestry of history, romance, and philosophy, woven with a mastery that continues to captivate and inspire readers across the globe. Its enduring appeal lies in its universal themes of love, loss, and the relentless pursuit of one's destiny against all odds.

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