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Book Title: La grande Caterina|
The author of the book: Henri Troyat
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 321 KB
Date of issue: March 2004
ISBN 13: 9788845201400
Read full description of the books La grande Caterina:Caterina la Grande (1729-1796), è diventata un personaggio leggendario: fu considerata di volta in volta un capo di Stato illuminato e una despota, protettrice di filosofi e Messalina. Henri Troyat ha ricostruito in questa biografia, che ha vinto il Prix des Ambassadeurs, la vera personalità di Caterina. La vita della zarina viene inquadrata da Troyat nel contesto della Russia del tempo senza sovrapposizioni ideologiche, offrendoci un'immagine fedele del personaggio al centro di una grande corte di comprimari politici ed erotici.
Read information about the authorTroyat was a French author, biographer, historian and novelist.
Troyat was born Levon Aslan Torossian in Moscow to parents of Armenian descent. His family fled Russia in anticipation of the revolution. After a long exodus taking them to the Caucasus on to Crimea and later by sea to Constantinople and then Venice, the family finally settled in Paris in 1920, where young Troyat was schooled and later earned a law degree. The stirring and tragic events of this flight across half of Europe are vividly recounted by Troyat in 'Tant que la terre durera'.
Troyat received his first literary award, Le prix du roman populaire, at the age of twenty-four, and by twenty-seven, he was awarded the Prix Goncourt.
Troyat published more than 100 books, novels and biographies, among them those of Anton Chekhov, Catherine the Great, Rasputin, Ivan the Terrible and Leo Tolstoy.
Troyat's best-known work is La neige en deuil, which was adapted as an English-language film in 1956 under the title The Mountain.
He was elected as a member of the Académie française in 1959. At the time of his death, Troyat was the longest serving member of the Academy.
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