Mikhail Bulgakov was born in Kyiv, Russian Empire (today Ukraine) on May 15 1891. Beginning his adult life as a doctor, Bulgakov gave up medicine for writing. His first major work was....Read More
Drawing closely on Bulgakov's personal experiences of the horrors of civil war as a young doctor, The White Guard takes place in Kiev, 1918, a time of turmoil and suffocating uncertainty as the Bolsheviks, Socialists and Germans fight for control of the city. It tells the story of the Turbins, a once-wealthy Russian family, as they are forced to come to terms with revolution and a new regime.