Born a little German princess without a drop of Russian blood in her veins she came to embody Russia and as the country moved from war to war and conquest to conquest it was Catherine who became great. Those who served her throne, or her bed, were well rewarded while the serfs were condemned to ever-worsening conditions. Men were instruments of ...
Born a little German princess without a drop of Russian blood in her veins she came to embody Russia and as the country moved from war to war and conquest to conquest it was Catherine who became great. Those who served her throne, or her bed, were well rewarded while the serfs were condemned to ever-worsening conditions. Men were instruments of pleasure. The weak had to perish. The future belonged to men - and sometimes a man could have the outward appearance of a woman. She was proof of that. This literary tour de force paints an enthralling picture of Catherine, her seductions, her coaxings and her phenomenal devotion to politics and work, but it also brings the Russian court - with all its intrigues - brilliantly to life.
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Very good in poor dust jacket. Text in French, English. Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 377 p. Audience: General/trade. Heavy dust jacket wear with tears and tape repair. Original owner's name on inner front cover. Text and illustrations very good.
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This story of Catherine The Great was as expected captivating. The condition of the book could not have been worse , The pages actually fell apart and disintergrated in my hand . Shameful to sell in this condition.Would never buy from this seller again.
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