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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.

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Edited by the winner of the 2000 Prix Goncourt Lyceens, Astolphe de Custines report on his visit to Russia in 1839 is a perceptive, even prophetic, reckoning with the institutions and character of a powerful, troubled country. Lauded by Louis Auchincloss as the most trenchant political text of the 19th century, the book is a passionate encounter with historical forces still at work in the world today.</p>

Product Details

ISBN:
9780940322813
Editor:
Muhlstein, Anka
Author:
Custine, Astolphe
Author:
Various
Author:
de Custine, Astolphe
Author:
Custine, Astolphe De
Author:
Muhlstein, Anka
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Eastern Europe
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
National characteristics, russian
Subject:
TRAVEL / Adventure
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Russia Description and travel.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New York Review Books Classics
Series Volume:
no. 57
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8 x 4.9 x 1.35 in 1.4 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Edited by the winner of the 2000 Prix Goncourt Lyceens, Astolphe de Custines report on his visit to Russia in 1839 is a perceptive, even prophetic, reckoning with the institutions and character of a powerful, troubled country. Lauded by Louis Auchincloss as the most trenchant political text of the 19th century, the book is a passionate encounter with historical forces still at work in the world today.</p>
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