Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist and one of the most famous Soviet dissidents of all-time. Solzhenitsyn was a critic of communism and raised awareness of the political repression that took place in the USSR in his time. In 1970, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature.

Solzhenitsyn was a captain the Red Army during World War II before being arrested by the SMERSH for a private letter in which he criticized Joseph Stalin. He was sentenced to eight years in the Gulag for the crime and then internal exile. He was eventually released and exonerated after the Khrushchev Thaw, which lead to him pursuing writing. He published his first novel in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. When Khrushchev was removed from power, he was encouraged to stop writing, but he did not. He published The Gulag Archipelago in 1973 which outraged the Soviets and lead to him losing his citizenship.

Publication Order of The Red Wheel Books

August 1914 (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
November 1916 (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book 1 (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book 2 (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book 3 (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

For The Good Of The Cause (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cancer Ward (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the First Circle (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lenin in Zürich (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Plays

The Love-Girl and The Innocent: A Play (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Victory Celebrations: A Comedy in Four Acts (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Collections

Candle in the Wind (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Matryona's House and Other Stories (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stories and Prose Poems (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Victory Celebrations, Prisoners & The Love-Girl & The Innocent (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prussian Nights: A Poem (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
We Never Make Mistakes (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Apricot Jam: And Other Stories (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voices from the Gulag (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Nobel Lecture (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Letter to the Soviet Leaders (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Oak And The Calf: Sketches Of Literary Life In The Soviet Union (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From Under the Rubble (With: Mikhail Agursky,Evgeny Barabanov,Vadim Borisov,F. Korsakov,Igor R. Shafarevich) (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warning to the West (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A World Split Apart: Commencement Address Delivered At Harvard University, June 8, 1978 (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rebuilding Russia: Reflections and Tentative Proposals (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Russian Question at the End of the Twentieth Century (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Invisible Allies (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Between Two Millstones, Book 1: Sketches of Exile, 1974-1978 (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Between Two Millstones, Book 2: Exile in America, 1978-1994 (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gulag Archipelago: Complete Edition (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Books, You’ll Love…

The Gulag Archipelago: An Experiment in Literary Investigation is Solzhenitsyn’s own account of his arrest and interrogation by the Soviets. The book exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that existed within Soviet society. The book was called the best nonfiction book of the twentieth century and is credited with changing history.

Matryona’s Place is a novel about a former Gulag prisoner and teacher who moves back to the Russian provinces where he grew up. He ends up taking a job at a school on a collective farm at Matryona’s place. The two share a single room where they eat and sleep, and he finds little difference between life out here and that of the pre-revolutionary landlords and their serfs.

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