How the Steel Was Tempered

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This is a socialist-realist novel written in Russia. The story is the journey of the character,  Pavel Korchagin, the hero of the story. Set in the time of the Russian Civil war, we find that the protagonist is siding with the Bolsheviks.

What makes this book stand out?

The book was written solely to show the values of socialist-realist hero.

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The book is written well and captures the feelings of true socialist-realist novel. The book has been on the top-selling books for a long time.

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The translated version of the book is a little off.

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