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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: F Alpsten
Author: Alpsten, Ellen,
Title: Tsarina /
Summary, etc. note: "Before there was Catherine the Great, there was Catherine Alexeyevna: the first woman to rule Russia in her own right. Ellen Alpsten's rich, sweeping first-person narrative is the story of her rise to power. St. Petersburg, 1725. Peter the Great lies dying in his magnificent Winter Palace. The weakness and treachery of his only son has driven his father to an appalling act of cruelty and left the empire without an heir. Russia risks falling into chaos. Into the void steps the woman who has been by his side for decades: his second wife, Catherine Alexeyevna, as ambitious, ruthless and passionate as Peter himself. Born into devastating poverty, Catherine used her extraordinary beauty and shrewd intelligence to ingratiate herself with Peter's powerful generals, finally seducing the Tsar himself. But even amongst the splendor and opulence of her new life-the lavish feasts, glittering jewels, and candle-lit hours in Peter's bedchamber-she knows the peril of her position. Peter's attentions are fickle and his rages powerful; his first wife is condemned to a prison cell, her lover impaled alive on a stake in Red Square. And now Catherine faces the ultimate test: can she keep the Tsar's death a secret as she plays a lethal game to destroy her enemies and take the Crown for herself? From the sensuous pleasures of a decadent aristocracy, to the incense-filled rites of the Orthodox Church and the terror of Peter's torture chambers, the intoxicating and dangerous world of Imperial Russia is brought to vivid life. Tsarina is the story of one remarkable woman whose bid for power would transform the Russian Empire"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781250214430
: (hardcover)
: (ebook)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781250214454
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: e-ur---
Classification number: PR9110.9.A47
Item number: T73 2020
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 823/.92
Dates associated with a name: 1971-
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Ellen Alpsten.
Edition statement: First U.S. edition.
Place of publication: New York, NY
Name of publisher: St. Martin's Press
Date of publication: 2020
Projected publication date: 2010
: New York :
: St. Martin's Press,
: 2020.
Extent: 467 p.; 24 cm.
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 12/11/2020
Purchase price: $ 27.99
Personal name: Catherine
Personal name: Peter
Numeration: I,
Numeration: I,
Titles and other words associated with a name: Empress of Russia,
Titles and other words associated with a name: Emperor of Russia,
Dates associated with a name: 1684-1727
Dates associated with a name: 1672-1725
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Subject: Catherine I, Empress of Russia, 1684-1727-Fiction.
Subject: Russia-History-Catherine I, 1725-1727-Fiction.
Subject: Peter I-Emperor of Russia, 1672-1725-Fiction.
Subject: Biographical fiction
Subject: Historical fiction.
Geographic name: Russia
Form subdivision: Fiction.
General subdivision: History
Chronological subdivision: Catherine I, 1725-1727
Source of term: gsafd
Source of term: gsafd
Genre/form data or focus term: Biographical fiction.
Genre/form data or focus term: Historical fiction.
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: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: xk33 2020-04-27
: xk33 2020-04-27 (TW Situational) to Dewey
: xm07 2020-04-27

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