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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

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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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