Serge's tale begins in the spring of 1917, the third year of mass slaughter in the trenches of WWI. When the flames of revolution suddenly erupt in Russia and Spain, Europe is """"burning at both ends."""" Although the Spanish uprising eventually fizzles, in Russia the workers, peasants and common soldiers are able to take power and hold it. Serge's """"tale of two cities"""" is constructed from the opposition between Barcelona, the city """"we"""" could not take, and Petrograd, the starving, beleaguered capital of the Russian Revolution besieged by counter-revolutionary Whites.
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Book Description Penguin 30/07/1970, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light overall wear and tanned pages. Contents clean and unmarked. Square and sound. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 091213-4
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002839422
Book Description Penguin, 1970. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1970 Penguin Paperback 1st Edition 1st Impression. Very good+ clean tight binding with wonderful cover design as shown. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1484496014507