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Imperial Highness (Romanov Trilogy #1)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  25 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Born to obscurity in a small German principality, Princess August Fredericka was destined to become one of Russia's most famous rulers - Catherine the Great.

Married in her early teens to the deformed and immature heir, Grand Duke Peter, Catherine's early life in Russia was one of intrigue and plotting - often at the hands of her predecessor, Empress Elizabeth. but finally
Paperback, Large Print, 286 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Sound Library (first published 1953)
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Oct 17, 2011 Marg rated it it was amazing

Some times when I look at the recent and upcoming historical fiction releases I scan through looking for something other than yet another Tudor book, or this year in particular another book about Eleanor of Aquitaine and I wonder why there aren't books about some of the other fascinating characters in history. For example, I cannot for the life of me figure out why there are so few books around about the life of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia.

Here we have a strong, beautiful, charm
Oct 25, 2015 Allie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating - 3.5 stars

A reasonable enough introduction to the early life of Princess Augusta who ultimately became Catherine the Great. This covers her life from her summons as a teenager to Russia to be married to the heir to the Tsarist throne to her crowning following her challenge for power.

I did enjoy this, I do like Russian history but at 248 pages, it was rather short and I would have liked more detail at times. First written in the 1950's this was an easy read and I'm looking forward to rea
Aug 30, 2016 Gianna rated it liked it
Perhaps I am unfair in my rating of this book but only because I've already read other, non-fiction works and the more recent novel Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak, so there was nothing surprising or anything new for me in it. I have to say that I liked Anthony's style, overall, better than the style of Winter Palace. The latter was a bit too familiar in its use of scenes and descriptions for my personal taste. Imperial Highness is part of a trilogy, so expect to read only about Catherine's early ...more
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How does this compare to The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great? Or to The Scarlet Empress, a movie about Catherine the great produced in 1935? Click here to find out:
Sep 11, 2011 Chrissie marked it as maybe
Shelves: soviet-union, hf, kindle
I think I will read Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman first. Massie I KNOW is a great author.
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Feb 26, 2015 Gena Lott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I still remember this story and how much Catherine had to go through and how she fought tooth and nail to survive and to thrive.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Jan 08, 2016 06:33PM  
Evelyn Anthony is the pen name of Evelyn Ward Thomas.

Started her career as a writer of historical fiction, later switched to writing contemporary thrillers, often with an espionage theme.
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Romanov Trilogy (3 books)
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