Most of this book is about bygone days of imperial Russia. However, instead of being a typical "Nicholas and Alexandra" book or "How the Royal Family Lived", the passages here are first person accounts, recorded as memories, or as the actual journal entries. Through this, the reader gets a picture of what it was like living in the upper echelon of society in the latter half of the 19th century, and the early 20th. It is striking and gorgeous.
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Book Description Harvill Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111860465110
Book Description Harvill Press, London, UK, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition 1999, fist printing, number line starts with 1. Hardcover with DJ. Condition new , square tight and crisp book, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent page corners, Not a reminder. DJ new, bright, no tears no chips no edgewear, Price Not clipped. 8vo, XXIV + 246 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 015004
Book Description Harvill Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1860465110