Doctor Zhivago Clarification (Dated August 6, 2012)
As of July 25, 2012 all copies of the Pantheon Press version of Doctor Zhivago that were available through USAD were sold out.
Teams that are not able to access the Hayward and Harari translation of Doctor Zhivago should use the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of the novel (ISBN-10: 0307390950; ISBN-13: 978-0307390950).
USAD’s language and literature test writers and reviewers are aware that students may be reading different versions and translations of the novel, and they have assured USAD that students will not be put at any disadvantage if they read the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation.
The spelling of character names used in test items, however, will be the spelling used in the Pantheon Press version of Doctor Zhivago. In some cases, the spelling of names may differ slightly from one version of the novel to another (though they are phonetically the same). A table of characters is included in USAD’s Language and Literature Resource Guide, which students can use to familiarize themselves with the Pantheon Press spelling of character names.