Russka The Novel of Russia [PDF kindle] by Edward Rutherfurd

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  • Russka The Novel of Russia
  • Edward Rutherfurd
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 9780804109727

Summary Russka The Novel of Russia

Edward Rutherfurd ✓ 9 Free read characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Edward Rutherfurd Summary Russka The Novel of Russia Human played out through the lives of four families who are divided by ethnicity but united in shaping the destiny of their la. ISBN 0804109729 It s unavoidable that Rutherfurd be compared to Michener their styles are similar their books tend to be EPIC NOVELS and they both like one word place name titles In a world without Michener I m especially glad there s Rutherfurd Ignore the Russophiles this book wasn t written for them It is a novel meant to entertain dissecting it as if Rutherfurd had marketed it as a textbook is a ridiculous sort of snobberyRusska is set in two towns of the same name in Russia over a period of 1800 years The lives of two families are woven together through the entire novel Each chapter covers a period of time some following right on the heels of the previous chapter and others leaving gaps of decades or centuries it s nice to have the family tree in the front of the book to refer to Power shifts from family to family over the centuries that they remain tied to one another for so long and that they are largely unaware of those ties is an enjoyable aspect because the reader of course knows all about themRe telling history through individual stories is a particularly good choice for Russka and by weaving the families together the scope of the story stays manageable The story of the country is told in how it affects our two families their immediate circle and the towns of Russka That the years from 1918 onward are condensed into a very small percentage of the book is a gift we ve been reading that history for decades we know those stories It s the fictional look at life in the 1700 previous years that draws you in and makes you pity Paul Bobrov Sergei Romanov and Ludmilla Suvorin our last generation of characters for what they don t even know they ve lostThere are wonderful things that stick out women swinging their sickles in 180 no that s not missing a digit and still at it in 1945 the amulet given to Kiy in the first chapter and its progress through the generations most of all the story of the firebird that survives the entire history of the country Worthy of at least one thorough reading as long as you re here for the story and not looking for history AnnaLovesBooks

characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Edward RutherfurdRusska The Novel of Russia

Edward Rutherfurd ✓ 9 Free read characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Edward Rutherfurd Summary Russka The Novel of Russia M THE NOVEL OF ENGLAND tells a grand saga that is as multifaceted as Russia itself Here is a story of a great civilization made. I read this in 1992 when I was a very bored unchallenged high school student I got lost in the epic sweeping tale and the history of the region This book above all other influences is what propelled me to become an exchange student Thanks to The Next Best Book Club in the thread What books do you miss for reminding me how much I wish I could recapture that complete absorption that happens when you read the right book at the right time

Edward Rutherfurd ✓ 9 Free read

Edward Rutherfurd ✓ 9 Free read characters ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Edward Rutherfurd Summary Russka The Novel of Russia Spanning 1800 years of Russia's history people poltics and culture Edward Rutherfurd author of the phenomenally successful SARU. One of the richest historical tapestries written in the 20th century bringing Russian pre revolutionary history to life like nothing since TolstoyI loved every minute of it and lived with the figures in the novel wept rejoiced and feared for themSaw the barbarism of the first settlements by nomadic peoplethe cruelty of Ivan the Terriblethe pompous hypocricy of the court of Catherine The Great and the confusion and despair of the 19th century and the excitement and fear of the pre revolutionary eraBut I was bitterly disapointed that Rutherford did not document the horrors of the Stalin period in detail and did not cover the years of Russian history after World IIHow wonderful an acount of the stalled reforms of Kruschevthe stagnation of the later Kruschev years and of the Brezhnev yearsThe Cold war and the invasions of PolandHungaryCzechoslovakia and Afghanistan the indocrination by the Communist party and the valour of the persecuted dissidentsthrough the eys of different Russian people would have beenThe collapse of the Soviet union and the heroic stand by the people of Moscow against the failed 1991 Stalinist coup would have enriched and completed the account