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Ebook Letters from Russia by Astolphe de Custine read! Book Title: Letters from Russia
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 29.96 MB
ISBN: 0940322811
ISBN 13: 9780940322813
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Reader ratings: 3.6
The author of the book: Astolphe de Custine
Edition: NYRB Classics
Date of issue: April 30th 2002

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The Marquis de Custine's record of his trip to Russia in 1839 is a brilliantly perceptive, even prophetic, account of one of the world's most fascinating and troubled countries. It is also a wonderful piece of travel writing. Custine, who met with people in all walks of life, including the Czar himself, offers vivid descriptions of St. Petersburg and Moscow, of life at court and on the street, and of the impoverished Russian countryside. But together with a wealth of sharply delineated incident and detail, Custine's great work also presents an indelible picture--roundly denounced by both Czarist and Communist regimes--of a country crushed by despotism and "intoxicated with slavery."

Letters from Russia, here published in a new edition prepared by Anka Muhlstein, the author of the Goncourt Prize-winning biography of Custine, stands with Tocqueville's Democracy in America as a profound and passionate encounter with historical forces that are still very much at work in the world today.


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Ebook Letters from Russia read Online! Astolphe-Louis-Léonor, Marquis de Custine (March 18, 1790 – October 18, 1857) was a French aristocrat and writer who is best known for his travel writing, in particular his account of his visit to Russia in 1839, Empire of the Czar: A Journey Through Eternal Russia. This work documents not only Custine's travels through the Russian empire, but also the social fabric, economy, and way of life during the reign of Nicholas I.


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A book that impressed me to the depths of my soul.

ROBERT

Interesting look on the other side

SOPHIE

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A book that leaves a whole bunch of emotions after reading




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