After nine year's incarceration in an island-fortress, Colonel Timo von Bock is discharged as insane and placed under arrest in his own Livonian estate. What crime had he committed to warrant his fall from the favour of Tsar Alexander I? This book won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in 1989.
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Descripción Harvill, London, 1992. Hard Cover In a Dust Jacket. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good (price clipped). 1st UK Edition. viii + 352 pages, translated by Anselm Hollo from the Finnish edition by Ivo Histe, map, notes. Nº de ref. de la librería 130509
Descripción Harvill Press, 1992. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 075777
Descripción London, HarperCollins, 1992. 24cm x 16cm. VIII,352 pages. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Timo von Bock's release by the Czar from nine years' incarceration in the Baltic island-fortress of Schlüsselburg/ confined to his Livonian estate under the constant eye of police informers planted among his own household/ subjected to endless humiliations/ reconstructing the events leading up to Baron's incarceration in 1818 and subsquent to his release in 1827/ mysteries surrounding the "Czar's Madman"/ was his madness genuine?/ secret understanding between him and his boon companion Czar Alexander I, who committed him to prison/ the substance of the plots against which the police were guarding/ suspense and intrigue surrounding historical characters who survived in post-Napoleonic Russia. Author cross was born in Tallinn in 1920/ studied law at University of Tartu/ arrested and deported with many other Estonians to Siberia in 1946/ Released in 1954 and returned to Tallinn/ devoted himself to poetry and translating the classics, including Shakespeare, Balzac and Stefan Zweig/ regarded as an Estonian writer of world-class. Nº de ref. de la librería 40265AB
Descripción Harvill, Great Britain, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. This is the first UK edition. 352 pages. This book appears to be unread. Translated by Anselm Hollo. The story of Colonel Timo von Bock discharged as insane after nine years incarceration for addressing the Czar candidly. The events were recorded in the secret journal kept over the years by von Bock's brother-in-law Jakob an educated commoner. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 0002711818. ISBN/EAN: 9780002711814. Inventory No: 12110256. The photo of this book is of the actual book for sale. Nº de ref. de la librería 12110256
Descripción The Harvill Press November 2, 1992, 1992. Hardback. Synopsis: After nine years incarceration in an island-fortress, Colonel Timo von Bock is discharged as insane and placed under arrest in his own Livonian estate. What crime had he committed to warrant his fall from the favour of Tsar Alexander I? This book won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in 1989.Comments: pristine -as new. Format: Hardcover. Pages: 384. Nº de ref. de la librería 3811
Descripción Harvill, London, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First UK Edition. 240x162mm. Head edgeis foxed. Head and tail of spine slightly worn. Front and rear endpapers are very slightly foxed. Else this book is in very good condition. Dust wrapper is slightly creased towards some edges, with some minor discolouration. Otherwise in very good condition. The dustwrapper is covered in archival plastic. *We always describe the faults of our books meticulously but they usually present better than they sound. Nº de ref. de la librería FIC0707