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Here you can find an interesting selection of literary fiction and historical biography.

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    Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

    Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

    Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman. Robert Massie. NY: Random House, 2012. 672 pages. Maps, notes, bibliography, index and a reader's guide. Paperback in gently used condition. The eminent Russian history biographer Robert Massie applies his...

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  • Tolstoy: The Making Of A Novelist

    Tolstoy: The Making Of A Novelist

    Tolstoy: The Making Of A Novelist. Edward Crankshaw. NY: Viking (Studio Press), 1974. First edition. Hardcover with dust jacket in a protective clear Mylar cover. Illustrated by a wealth of portraits, prints, drawings, photographs and documents. 276...

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  • Peter the Great: His Life and World [Massie]

    Peter the Great: His Life and World [Massie]

    Peter the Great: His Life and World. Robert Massie. NY: Knopf, 1980. 1st edition. BOMC. 909 pages. Photos and maps, map endpapers. Illustrated in color. Hardcover with dust jacket in a protective clear Mylar cover. Text about fine condition (few pages...

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  • Journey Among Warriors [Eve Curie]

    Journey Among Warriors [Eve Curie]

    Journey Among Warriors [Eve Curie]. Eve Curie was the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie, the discoverers of radium and Nobel Prize winners. As a news correspondent, her journey begins as the world is mired in war for just over two years, during which...

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    Dictionary of Russian Literature Since 1917

    Dictionary of Russian Literature Since 1917

    Dictionary of Russian Literature Since 1917. Wolfgang Kasack. NY: Columbia Press, 1988. Hardcover, 502 pages. Translated by Maria Carlson and Jane T. Hedges. Bibliographical revision by Rebecca Atack. Fine in an about fine dust jacket. The dust jacket is...

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  • Galina: A Russian Story [Vishnevskaya biography]

    Galina: A Russian Story [Vishnevskaya biography]

    Galina: A Russian Story by Galina Vishnevskaya. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984. First edition. 527 pages. Translated by Guy Daniels. Several sections of black and white photographs. Hardcover in chipped dustjacket, now in protective clear Mylar...

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    Anna Karenina [2004]

    Anna Karenina [2004]

     Anna Karenina. Leo Tolstoy. Translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. NY: Penguin, 2004. 1st printing. 864 pages. Paperback with deckle edges and French flaps. Gently used condition with scuffs to covers, but no marks or names in text...

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  • Russia of My Experience [M. V. Pylee]

    Russia of My Experience [M. V. Pylee]

    Russia of My Experience: An Intimate Portrait of the Soviet Union. India (Cochin): East West Publications, 1979. 2nd revised edition. Signed and dedicated by the author on first page to Chicago-born Philip S. Harper, Jr., a Chicago business...

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    Image of Peter the Great in Russian Fiction

    Image of Peter the Great in Russian Fiction

    Xenia Gasiorowska. The Image of Peter the Great in Russian Fiction. WI (Madison): Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1979. 1st printing, stated. 174 pages, illustrations, endnotes, plot summaries, bibliography, and an index. Hardcover in good dustjacket now in a...

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  • Glory [Vladimir Nabokov]

    Glory [Vladimir Nabokov]

    Vladimir Nabokov. Glory (Подвиг). Written and published in 1932 and translated by Nabokov's son, Dmitri, in 1972. It was his fifth Russian-language novel but his last to be translated into English. Somewhat autobiographical, the novel's Swiss-Russian...

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  • Collected Stories of Isaac Babel

    Collected Stories of Isaac Babel

    Collected Stories of Isaac Babel. OH (Cleveland): World Publishing, 1960. 9th printing (1970). Trade paperback, 381 pages. Introduction by Lionel Trilling. Cover design by Milton Glaser. Edited and translated by Walter Morrison. Some tanning, sound...

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  • The Naked Year (Голые Года) Boris Pilnyak

    The Naked Year (Голые Года) Boris Pilnyak

    The Naked Year (Голые Года). Boris Pilnyak (Борис Пильняк - 1894-1938). Written in 1922, the novel was one of the first fictional accounts of the Russian Civil War. Set in the provincial town of Ordinin, it is an unconventional impressionistic account of...

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  • Siberian Gold [1936]

    Siberian Gold [1936]

    Siberian Gold. Theodore Acland Harper in collaboration with Winifred Harper. NY (Garden City): Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1936. 335 pages, decorated orange and black cloth boards. Part of the Young Moderns Books series. Hardcover with good dustjacket in...

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  • A Russian Looks at America: The Journey of Aleksandr Borisovich Lakier in 1857

    A Russian Looks at America [1857] reprint

    A Russian Looks at America: The Journey of Aleksandr Borisovich Lakier in 1857. Translated from the Russian and edited by Arnold Schrier and Joyce Story. IL (Chicago): University of Chicago Press, 1979. Hardcover with dustjacket in about fine condition,...

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    The Native's Return (Louis Adamic) 1934

    The Native's Return (Louis Adamic) 1934

    Louis Adamic. The Native's Return: An American Immigrant Visits Yugoslavia And Discovers His Old Country. An autobiography and historical travel guide in three parts: Home Again in Carniola, The Coast and Mountain Regions, Belgrade and Croatia and a...

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  • Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient Butterworth [1882]

    Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient [1882]

    Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient. Hezekiah Butterworth. Full title: The Adriatic to the Baltic; A journey of the Zigzag club from Vienna to the Golden Horn, The Euxine, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. MA (Boston): Estes & Lauriat, 1882. 2nd printing...

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  • Seward's Folly [1924]

    Seward's Folly [1924]

    Seward's Folly. Edison Marshall. MA (Boston): Little, Brown & Co., 1924. First edition. 312 pages. Historical novel of the intrigues and machinations around the purchase of Alaska. In March of 1867 America signed a treaty with the Russian Empire...

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