1927. This work is primarily a story wherein Anthony has woven the portrait of a real woman into the pattern of 18th Century politics. The reader is introduced to Catherine, the statesman, who unites Russia, destroys Poland and participates in the American Revolutionary War. The reader also sees Catherine, the jealous mistress of men, who at sixty has a lover of twenty-five. The book has particular interest in its bearing on Catherine's celebrated love life.
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Virginia Rounding is the author of Les Grandes Horizontales (2003), is fluent in French and Russian (vital for the source material of her new book). She lives in London (EC1).Review:
"A great thumping triumph of a book." * Daily Telegraph * "Enjoyable and perceptive study ... Rounding has read widely, and writes punctilious, professional history with a no-nonsense style and a respectful relish for the details that make the past come alive." -- Simon Sebag Montefiore * Sunday Telegraph * "Rounding writes with enviable lucidity, and gives us the most accessible and enjoyable portrait yet." * Daily Mail * "Written with vigour and intelligence enough to do justice to its prodigious subject." * Sunday Times * "Rounding shows that ... the reality is far more interesting than any of the fictions." * Scotland on Sunday *
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Descripción HUTCHINSON (RAND), 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0091799929
Descripción HUTCHINSON (RAND), 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0091799929