A Traveller's Companion to St.Petersburg PDF ePub eBook

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A Traveller's Companion to St.Petersburg free pdf Featuring a vivid selection from biographies, novels, letters, poems, diaries and memoirs, this volume traces the story of St Petersburg from earliest times. Through these pieces, readers can observe the city's foundation by Peter the Great, on the marshy shores of the Gulf of Finland. First hand accounts tell of the 1825 Decembrists standing in the snow in Senate Square, refusing to accept Nicholas I as Tsar, being shot down where they stood- of the imprisonment of Dostoevsky and the duel that killed Pushkin- of the last moments of the mad Emperor Paul- and of the storming of the Winter Palace by the crowd in 1917.

About Laurence Kelly

Laurence Kelly, author of Lermontov: tragedy in the Caucasus and editor of the Traveller's Companion series, was born in Brussels and educated at New College, Oxford, where he read history. He joined the Life Guards in 1950 and served in the Foreign Office. The son of a former British ambassador to Russia, he has been a regular visitor to St Petersburg for many years.

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Author : Laurence Kelly
Publisher : Robinson Publishing
Data Published : 24 April 2003
ISBN : 1841197076
EAN : 9781841197074
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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