At a glance:
- Author: Joan Haslip
- First Published: 1977
- Type of Work: Biography
- Time of Work: The eighteenth century
- Setting: Russia
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: Eighteenth century, Kings, queens, or royalty, Politicians, Russia or Russian people, Heads of state, Czars
- Locales: Europe, Russia
The life of Catherine II of Russia is fascinating enough to command a regular and secure place in the book trade, and every four or five years a new popular biography appears. Joan Haslip’s volume is the latest offering, and it meets all the requirements of the popular genre. Haslip faithfully recounts Catherine’s string of romances and sexual encounters, her correspondence with great literary and royal personages, and her major foreign policy triumphs. However, the author builds the story on the often repeated and long outdated secondary accounts of Brückner,...
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