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The Romanov empress : a novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna
The Romanov empress : a novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna
Gortner, C. W.2018
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Even from behind the throne, a woman can rule. Narrated by the mother of Russia's last tsar, this vivid, historically authentic novel brings to life the courageous story of Maria Feodorovna, one of Imperial Russia's most compelling women, who witnessed the splendor and tragic downfall of the Romanovs as she fought to save her dynasty in its final years. Barely nineteen, Minnie knows that her station in life as a Danish princess is to leave her family and enter into a royal marriage. The winds of fortune bring Minnie to Russia, where she marries the Romanov heir, Alexander, and once he ascends the throne, becomes empress. When resistance to his reign strikes at the heart of her family and the tsar sets out to crush all who oppose him, Minnie must tread a perilous path of compromise in a country she has come to love.
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Imprint:
New York : Ballantine, 2018.
Collation:
448 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9780425286166 (hbk)
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
BRN:
2701116
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