SOVIET PLOT UP FOR SALE

Herald Sun - - NEWS -

AN orig­i­nal type­script of the novel, Doc­tor Zhivago, which was smug­gled out of the Soviet Union, is ex­pected to fetch $260,000 at auc­tion in Lon­don.

Boris Paster­nak’s clas­sic tale was banned for be­ing “anti-Soviet”, so the au­thor risked his life to ar­range for six type­scripts to be sneaked out of the coun­try.

The an­no­tated man­u­script of more than 200 pages, which was com­pleted in 1955, will be sold by Fo­rum Auc­tions on May 31.

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