E. M. Almedingen Margery Fisher - Essay

Margery Fisher

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

[The Retreat from Moscow is a] brief, brisk account of Napoleon's campaign in Russia, in essence a paean of praise to Alexander I. The author has used a good deal of invented dialogue to diversify her facts; this is very much a novelist's book, for as always she sees history mainly in terms of individuals. (p. 1884)

Margery Fisher, in her Growing Point, January, 1972.

[Rus into Muscovy: The History of Early Russia (published in the United States as Land of Muscovy) is a] posthumous work by an author who always loved Russia and knew it well. It is a history of the early days of the country from A.D. 862 to the...

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