St Petersburg and the British by Anthony Cross
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St Petersburg and the British
By Anthony Cross

St Petersburg and the British

The City Through the Eyes of British Visitors and Residents 1st UK ed

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St Petersburg and the British by Anthony Cross

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The British links with St Petersburg date back to the very year of its foundation and have continued almost unbroken to the present day. Anthony Cross narrates the story of this vibrant and tragic city through the first-hand accounts of its British residents and visitors. A unique anthology of St Petersburg's culture, politics, architecture, commerce, recreation and everyday life, this book includes extracts by Daniel Defoe, Lewis Carroll, W. Somerset Maughan, H.G. Wells, Isaiah Berlin, J.B. Priestley and Alan Sillitoe.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780711228641
ISBN-10: 0711228647
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 31mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Anthony Cross

By the Banks of the Neva by Anthony Cross By the Banks of the Neva, Paperback (August 2007)

An investigation into the lives and careers of the British in eighteenth-century Russia, first published in 1996.

English Literature and the Russian Aesthetic Renaissance by Anthony Cross English Literature and the Russian Aesthetic Renaissance, Paperback (November 2006)

This 1998 book is a study of the Russian reception of English literature from Romanticism to aestheticism.

Development of Russian Verse by Anthony Cross Development of Russian Verse, Paperback (November 2006)

An exploration of poetic form in the Russian verse tradition from Pushkin to Brodsky, first published in 1999.

Andrei Platonov by Anthony Cross Andrei Platonov, Paperback (November 2006)

This is a 1992 study in English of a writer who belongs to a Russian philosophical tradition that includes Bakhtin and Pasternak.

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Author Biography - Anthony Cross

Anthony Cross is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge. Internationally known for his work on eighteenth-century Russia and Anglo-Russian cultural relations, he has written and edited over twenty books. By the Banks of the Neva: Chapters from the Lives and Careers of the British in Eighteenth-Century Russia (1997) was awarded the 1998 Antsiferov Prize for the best work on St Petersburg published by a foreign author in 1996-7. By the Banks of the Neva and the earlier related volume By the Banks of the Thames: Russians in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1980) have both been translated and published in Russia.

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