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Prologue

(1995)
A Novel for the Beginning of the 1860s
A novel by

 
 
Nikolai Chernyshevsky (1828-89) is most famous as the author of What is To Be Done? (1863), one of the most inspirational texts in the Russian revolutionary movement. But during his long and lonely Siberian exile Chernyshevsky wrote Prologue, an novel of extraordinary interest for anyone eager to understand the course of Russian history and the political debate over democratization taking place in Russia today.

Set in Petersburg in 1857, on the eve of the great reforms that would include the emancipation of the serfs, Prologue expresses the author's hostility toward Russian liberals, their halfhearted attempts to alleviate the sufferings of peasants, and their insufficient support of revolution, while also exploring the obstacles in the path of women's social and personal development in the Victorian era. Michael R. Katz's new translation makes this singular work available to the non-Russian reading public for the first time.

    

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Hardback Editions

August 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: Prologue: A Novel for the Beginning of the 1860's (Studies in Russian Literature and Theory)
Author(s): Nikolai Chernyshevsky
ISBN: 0-8101-1180-2 / 978-0-8101-1180-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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Paperback Editions

August 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Prologue: A Novel for the Beginning of the 1860s (Studies in Russian Literature and Theory)
Author(s): Nikolai Chernyshevsky
ISBN: 0-8101-1165-9 / 978-0-8101-1165-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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