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 protective clear Mylar jacket cover. Couple of stains on dj. Book near fine. Binding is solid, pages are crisp pages and text is clean text and free of marks. 1 copy only.
An in-depth analysis of Peter the Great. The author gives a biographical outline and information on how writers portrayed him in Russian literature and historical fiction beginning in the 19th century to present. Frontispiece is the statue of Peter by Antokolsky.