Trans. by Margaret Wettlin. Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1952. 8vo. Gray fabrikoid binding, stamped in black & blind. 547 p. With errata slip tipped in. Very good in d.w. which has been internally reinforced at edges. 
Stalin Prize-winning Soviet novel which, according to the dust wrapper blurb, "tries to show that the Soviet family must be founded not only on legal equality between man and wife, but on true comradeship and mutual respect. Without that there cannot be real friendship or genuine love. The conflict which arises between Dr. Archanov and his wife is the conflict of the new, communist concept of the family, and old-fashioned notions of family life, from which Dr. Arzhanov, a progressive member of Soviet society in every other respect, frees himself only when tragedy enters his life"