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              The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture
               

              The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture (Hardback)

              By Figes, Orlando

              • RRP: $74.50
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              Vivid and insightful, this text shows how such cosmopolitan, ferment-shaped artistic traditions came to dominate world culture.

              ISBN 9781627792141
              Released NZ 8 Oct 2019
              Publisher Metropolitan Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture
               

              The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture (Paperback)

              By Figes, Orlando

              • RRP: $26.00
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              • Pub Date
                16 Jun 20

              The Europeans is a richly enthralling, panoramic cultural history of nineteenth-century Europe, told through the intertwined lives of three remarkable people: a great singer, Pauline Viardot, a great writer, Ivan Turgenev, and a great connoisseur, Pauline's husband Louis. Their p...assionate, ambitious lives were bound up with an astonishing array of writers, composers and painters all trying to make their way through the exciting, prosperous and genuinely pan-European culture that came about as a result of huge economic and technological change. This culture - through trains, telegraphs and printing - allowed artists of all kinds to exchange ideas and make a living, shuttling back and forth across the whole continent from the British Isles to Imperial Russia, as they exploited a new cosmopolitan age. The Europeans is Orlando Figes' masterpiece. Surprising, beautifully written, it describes huge changes through intimate details, little-known stories and through the lens of Turgenev and the Viardots' touching, strange love triangle. Events which we now see as central to European high culture are made completely fresh, allowing the reader to revel in the sheer precariousness with which the great salons, premieres and bestsellers came into existence.
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              ISBN 9780141979434
              Released NZ 16 Jun 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

              The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture (Hardback)

              By Figes, Orlando

              • RRP: $75.00
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              The Europeans is both a highly original, panoramic account of how in the 19th century huge aesthetic, economic, technological and legal changes created, for the first time, a genuinely pan-European culture - and an intimate story of a great singer, Pauline Viardot, a great writer..., Ivan Turgenev, and a great connoisseur, Pauline's husband Louis. Their passionate, ambitious lives caught up an astonishing array of writers, composers and painters all trying to navigate through an ever more prosperous, demanding and international culture. This culture--through trains, telegraphs and printing--allowed artists of all kinds to create a precarious but real living, shuttling back and forth, from the British Isles to Imperial Russia. The Europeans is Orlando Figes' masterpiece. Surprising, beautifully written, it describes huge events through intimate details, little-known stories and through the lens of Turgenev and the Viardots' touching, strange love triangle. Events which we now see as central to European high culture are made completely fresh, allowing the reader to revel in the sheer precariousness with which the great salons, premiers and bestsellers came into existence.
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              ISBN 9780241004890
              Released NZ 19 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              Historically Inevitable?: Turning Points of the Russian Revolution
               

              Historically Inevitable?: Turning Points of the Russian Revolution (Hardback, Main)

              By Brenton, Tony; Contributions by Crawford, Donald; By McMeekin, Sean; Lieven, Dominic; Figes, Orlando

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              The essential analysis of the events leading up to October 1917 and beyond, by the world's foremost experts of Russian history.

              ISBN 9781781250211
              Released NZ 27 Jul 2016
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Language (English)
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              Crimea
                

              Crimea (EPUB ebook)

              By Figes, Orlando

              The terrible conflict that dominated the mid 19th century, the Crimean War killed at least 800,000 men and pitted Russia against a formidable coalition of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire. This book reimagines this war, in which the stakes could not have been higher and whi...ch was fought with a terrible mixture of ferocity and incompetence.
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              ISBN 9781846145001
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              Released NZ 2 Jun 2011
              Publisher Penguin
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              Interpreting the Russian Revolution: The Language and Symbols of 1917
               

              Interpreting the Russian Revolution: The Language and Symbols of 1917 (Hardback)

              By Figes, Orlando; Kolonitskii, Boris, II

              • RRP: $96.00
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              The authors examine the diverse ways that language and other symbols - flags, songs, codes of dress - were used to identify competing sides and to create new meanings in the political struggle of 1917, and find that the Revolution was in many ways a battle to control these system...s of symbolic meaning.
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              ISBN 9780300081060
              Released NZ 15 Oct 1999
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag
                

              Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag (Paperback)

              By Figes, Orlando

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              A story of two young Russians whose love survived Stalin's Gulag. Lev and Svetlana, kept apart for fourteen years by the Second World War and the Gulag, stayed true to each other and exchanged thousands of secret letters as Lev battled to survive in Stalin's camps.

              ISBN 9780241955901
              Released NZ 20 Mar 2013
              Publisher Penguin
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              Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A Pelican Introduction
                

              Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A Pelican Introduction (EPUB ebook)

              By Figes, Orlando

              The problem of Russia dominated the 20th century. Well before the 1917 revolutions Russia obsessed its imperial rivals and Russians themselves argued violently both about how Russia should be run and about its role in the world. This book describes and takes apart this story.

              ISBN 9780141930855
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              Released NZ 1 May 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Pelican books
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              Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia
                

              Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia (EPUB ebook)

              By Figes, Orlando

              Natasha's Dance conjures up the whole panorama of Russia's mighty culture, in a way that is fresh, intimate and immediate. Whether talking about music or novels, buildings or paintings, Orlando Fige's narrative should sweep the reader along through a series of set-piece chapters.

              ISBN 9780141989594
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              Released NZ 2 Aug 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Master and Margarita
               

              The Master and Margarita (Hardback)

              By Bulgakov, Mikhail; Translated by O'Connor, Katherine Tiernan; Burgin, Diana; Introduction by Figes, Orlando

              • RRP: $35.99
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              Mikhail Bulgakov's astonishing Russian masterpiece that has been translated into more than twenty languages.

              ISBN 9781529012118
              Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series Macmillan Collector's Library
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