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Doctor Zhivago voted UK's 8th Best Romantic Novel of All Time
14.08.2007 12:41
Doctor Zhivago voted UK's 8th Best Romantic Novel of All Time

The love story of Doctor Zhivago and Lara took the 8th place in UK Best Romantic Novel of All Time. The novel War and Piece by Leo Tolstoy got the 15th.
      Doctor Zhivago is a 20th century novel by Boris Pasternak. The novel is named after its protagonist Yuri Zhivago, a medical doctor and poet. The word zhivago shares a root with the Russian word for life, one of the major themes of the novel. It tells the story of a man torn between two women, set primarily against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution of 1917. More deeply, the novel discusses the plight of a man as his life is slowly destroyed by the violence of the revolution.
      The list was compiled based on a vote of 2,000 people was carried out to mark a three-week Summer of Love by Andrew Davies season on UKTV Drama.
      Richard Kingsbury, channel head at UKTV Drama, said that it was "heartening" to see that classics still captured the interest of the modern day readers.
      "It's heartening to see that these classic stories have the power to captivate 21st century audiences," the Daily Mail quoted him, as saying.


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