East of Eden

Dr. Zhivago – Summary

Doctor Zhivago tells the story of Yury Zhivago, a man torn between his love for two women while caught in the tumultuous course of twentieth century Russian history. Yurys mother dies when he is still a young boy, and he is raised by his uncle Kolya. He enrolls at the university in Moscow, studying medicine. …

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Dr. Zhivago – Chapter 2: A Girl from a Different World

Summary Amalia Karlovna Guishar, the Russian-French widow of a Belgian engineer, arrives in Moscow with her two children, Rodyon(Rodya) and Larissa (Lara). Larissa attends the same girls high school as Nadya Kologrigova. With money left by her husband, and on the advice of a lawyer named Komarovsky, Amalia buys a dressmaking shop with an adjoining …

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Dr. Zhivago – Chapters 10-11: The Highway and Forest Brotherhood

Summary The oldest highway in Siberia, an ancient mail road, connects hundreds of villages and their inhabitants. Khodatskoye is a town established at the crossroads of this highway and the railroad. Political prisoners are allowed to settle here after completing their terms of hard labor as “free exiles,” meaning they are no longer prisoners but …

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