Petersburg

Petersburg The most glittering city The greatest love story The passion and paradox of a time when lives were turned upside down by the powerful events surrounding them Petersburg is a superlative brilliantly c

  • Title: Petersburg
  • Author: Emily Hanlon
  • ISBN: 9780399133749
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The most glittering city The greatest love story The passion and paradox of a time when lives were turned upside down by the powerful events surrounding them Petersburg is a superlative, brilliantly crafted historical novel of imperial Russia swept up in the first great wave of revolution, telling the odyssey of four people Alexei Kalinin, the peasant who becomes one oThe most glittering city The greatest love story The passion and paradox of a time when lives were turned upside down by the powerful events surrounding them Petersburg is a superlative, brilliantly crafted historical novel of imperial Russia swept up in the first great wave of revolution, telling the odyssey of four people Alexei Kalinin, the peasant who becomes one of Russia s richest men, finds that his wealth, power, and obsessive love for Anna Orlova nearly allow him to bury his murky past Anna, a magically gifted pianist and sheltered daughter of old Russia, is ill prepared for the passionate world into which her love for the mysterious Kalinin takes her Defiant and sensuous, Irina Rantzau is at home among the most hedonistic pleasure of the court, but chooses instead to embrace the growing rebellion Misha Kalinin, Alexei s nephew and heir, transforms his raw energy and fear of violence into the spirit and determination that make him a true fighter for the people, and a tortured soul Particular and powerful passions catapult these four into a strange and different world of blood, betrayal, and rebellion, a world that forces each to face the most bittersweet choice of all.

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    1. Nope. DNF & good riddance. It's just so freakin' tedious. Everyone stands around talking about philosophy & occasionally making an innuendo, then they introduce each other to MORE people & expound on further philosophy. Zzzz. I've only been genuinely interested in two scenes -- one had cannibal peasants, while the other had wall sex. :P Why do Russian-set novels (almost) always sound like this?? So stilted & herky-jerky. (And wtf is the use of a character index that doesn't have [...]

    2. A very long novel about the early days of the Russian Revolution. Bit of a pot boiler, but good background to the revolution nevertheless. I did find the story of Anna wandered a bit - did we really need to know that she had a breakdown early on when she was going to be forcibly married to the old count? And it was a shame that I didn't really feel any emotion when the love of her life Alexei was killed.

    3. The first 200 pages were gloriously silly. The next 200 were just silly. The final 300 were embarrassingly silly. I would advise any potential readers to have copious amounts of alcohol nearby to help them through (I didn't, and I massively regret this).

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