Letters from Russia

£14.99
  Temporarily out of stock.

Product Details

+

Translated by Anka Muhlstein

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.

ISBN/EAN: 9780940322813
Author: Astolphe De Custine
Publication Date: 01/03/2002
Size: 203x128mm
Product Type: Paperback
Number of Pages: 672

Delivery & Collection Options

+

Ask Us A Question

+

Reviews

+

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. By using this site you give implied consent. For more infomation please review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy and then Accept and Close this bar.

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. By using this site you give implied consent. For more infomation please review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy and then Accept and Close this bar.