The White Guard

The White Guard

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Set in Ukraine, beginning in late 1918, the novel concerns the fate of the Turbin family as the various armies of the Ukrainian War of Independence – the Whites, the Reds, the Imperial German Army, and Ukrainian nationalists – fight over the city of Kiev. Historical figures such as Pyotr Wrangel, Symon Petliura and Pavlo Skoropadsky appear as the Turbin family is caught up in the turbulent effects of the October Revolution.

The novel's characters belong to the sphere of Ukrainian and Russian intellectuals and officers. In the army of Hetman Skoropadsky they participate in the defense of Kiev from the forces of Ukrainian Nationalists (led by Petliura) in December 1918.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161288832
Publisher: Moscow : Rossiya
Publication date: 02/28/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 899,963
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov , 15 May [O.S. 3 May] 1891 – 10 March 1940) was a Russian writer, medical doctor and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, published posthumously, which has been called one of the masterpieces of the 20th century.

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