Doctor Zhivago Summary
Boris Pasternak

Everything you need to understand or teach Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak.

  • Doctor Zhivago Summary & Study Guide
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  • 30 Doctor Zhivago Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
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Doctor Zhivago Summary

Yura (also Yuri) Zhivago attends his mother's funeral. He is only ten years old and takes the loss hard. A short while later, his father jumps off a moving train, committing suicide. Orphaned and penniless due to his father's squandering of the family's wealth, Yuri is raised by others who send him to school.

Lara, a young schoolgirl, becomes involved in an affair with a much older man, Komarovsky. She tries...

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Doctor Zhivago Study Guide

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