A Journey to the End of the Russian Empire (Paperback)
  • A Journey to the End of the Russian Empire (Paperback)
zoom

A Journey to the End of the Russian Empire (Paperback)

(author)
£4.99
Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 31/05/2007
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Overwhelmed by what he felt was the worthlessness of his great success as a writer, Chekhov (1860-1904) decided to leave everything behind him and go to the far reaches of Siberia - to the terrible Russian penal colony on Sakhalin Island. This book mixes his witty, charming letters back to friends on his long journey with his grim account of the reality of life in one of the worst places on earth."Great Journeys" allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries - but also back into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own. Few reading experiences can begin to match that of engaging with writers who saw astounding things: Great civilisations, walls of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and flowers new to science. Reading these books is to see the world afresh, to rediscover a time when many cultures were quite strange to each other, where legends and stories were treated as facts and in which so much was still to be discovered.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141032108
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 90 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 10 mm
Edition: US ed

You may also be interested in...

84 Charing Cross Road
Added to basket
The Rebel
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Down and Out in Paris and London
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Politics and the English Language
Added to basket
Poems and Prose
Added to basket
£10.99
Hardback
The Periodic Table
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Books v. Cigarettes
Added to basket
A Room of One's Own
Added to basket
Man Alone with Himself
Added to basket
Why I Write
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Republic
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
On Solitude
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Histories
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Ethics
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Against Interpretation and Other Essays
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.