How the Steel Was Tempered

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A classic socialist realist novel, How the Steel Was Tempered tells the story of a young worker in Russia during the years 1918-21, showing the effect on his life and consciousness of the Russian civil war and the war of intervention that followed the October revolution of 1917.

Written by Nikolai Ostrovsky and originally published in 1936, this is a rare reprint.

“Man’s dearest possession is life, and since it is given to him to live but once, he must so live as to feel no torturing regrets for years without purpose; so live as not to be seared with the shame of a cowardly and trivial past; so live, that dying he can say: ‘All my life and all my strength were given to the finest cause in all the world – the liberation of mankind.’”

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A classic socialist realist novel, How the Steel Was Tempered tells the story of a young worker in Russia during the years 1918-21, showing the effect on his life and consciousness of the Russian civil war and the war of intervention that followed the October revolution of 1917.

Written by Nikolai Ostrovsky and originally published in 1936, this is a rare reprint.

“Man’s dearest possession is life, and since it is given to him to live but once, he must so live as to feel no torturing regrets for years without purpose; so live as not to be seared with the shame of a cowardly and trivial past; so live, that dying he can say: ‘All my life and all my strength were given to the finest cause in all the world – the liberation of mankind.’”

Additional information

Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 22 × 14 × 2 cm