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Author Smith, Douglas, 1962-

Title The Pearl : a true tale of forbidden love in Catherine the Great's Russia / Douglas Smith.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, c2008.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  782.1092 KOVA/SMIT {Bund68 20181203}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 328 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-319) and index.
Contents I. Kuskovo -- 1. An Aristocratic Boyhood -- 2. The Blacksmith's Daughter -- 3. Grand Tour -- 4. The Big House -- 5. First Meeting -- 6. Praskovia's Debut -- 7. Early Success -- 8. Serf Diva, Serf Mistress -- 9. Entertaining Catherine -- 10. The Sheremetevs and Their Serfs -- 11. The Old Count's Death -- Interlude: Serf Theater -- II. Ostankino -- 12. "I intend to build ..." -- 13. Farewell to Kuskovo -- 14. Ostankino's Premier -- 15. Training the Troupe -- 16. Life in the Troupe -- 17. To St. Petersburg -- 18. Tsar Paul -- Interlude: Serf Actress Stones -- III. The Fountain House -- 19. Freedom -- 20. The Curtain Falls -- 21. The Specter of Death -- 22. Coronation -- 23. Wedding -- 24. Newlyweds -- 25. Dmitry's Birth -- 26. Secrets Revealed -- 27. Death -- 28. Scandal -- 29. Saint Praskovia -- 30. Putrid Bones -- 31. Fatherly Advice -- 32. Separate Fates.
Subject Kovaleva-Zhemchugova, P. I. (Praskovʹ︠i︡a Ivanovna)
Sheremetev family.
Singers -- Russia -- Biography.
Opera -- Russia -- 18th century.
ISBN 9780300120417 (alk. paper)
0300120419 (alk. paper)