Historical change in the Russian novels of Henri Troyat by Sheila Vince

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  • Troyat, Henri, -- 1911-

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Thesis (M.A.) - University of Warwick, 1989.

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Henri Troyat, (Lev Aslanovich Tarasov), Russian-born French writer (born Nov. 1,Moscow, Russia—died March 4,Paris, France), was admired by legions of enthralled readers for his clear, lucid style and rich historical detail in his more than literary works, including novels, short-story collections, biographies, and first novel, Faux jour (), won the Prix du.

Troyat 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 inwhere young Troyat was schooled and 4/5. This book is a vivid account of life in Moscow, "the most Russian of Russian cities," in the yeara year before Russia's disastrous war with Japan and two years before the momentous Revolution of /5(4).

In this book, Henri Troyat once again tells us the story of a Russian Tsar: the enigmatic Ivan the Terrible. Ivan the Terrible () lost his parents when he was a small kid and had to learn how to survive in a world made of intrigues, violence and cruelty/5.

This book is a vivid account of life in Moscow, "the most Russian of Russian cities," in the yeara year before Russia's disastrous war with Japan and two years before the momentous Revolution of Though the undercurrents of social change were running swiftly, the surface stability of the Tsarist regime show no indication of the turmoil ahead.5/5(1).

In Paris and London, the crowds hailed him as the man who had conquered Napoleon, as the liberator of Europe, and as a benevolent, enlightened monarch. At home he came to be feared as a reactionary, oppressive autocrat in a country where millions of serfs were still treated as little more than personal property.

A grandson of Catherine the Great, a conspirator in the assassination of his own. In this book Henri Troyat explores the lives of 5 women who ruled Russia in the 37 years between Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

It explores the well-known tsarinas such as Catherine I and Catherine II the Great, but also the less well-known Elizabeth I and Anna/5. Tolstoy stars here as the villainous hero of his own life story, my abiding memory is the sense that Troyat didn't much like his subject, admittedly this memory coming from his description of Tolstoy's wedding, he married the daughter of a woman he had once asked to marry when he was a young man and having been turned down by the mother popped up years later to carry off the daughter, by which /5.

Henri Troyat's "Alexander of Russia" ()serves as a nice sequel to his "Catherine the Great" (). Alexander I, Emporer of all the Russias () succeeded Catherine the Great () to the throne of the Russian Empire separated only by the brief reign of Alexander's father, Paul ().Cited by: 1.

Henri Troyat, a Russian born Frenchman, gives rare insights and dialogue, taken from every source possible, letters from Peter, diplomatic dispatches back to home countries by diplomats, official records, the journal kept by Peters journalist, church records, other books about people who crossed paths with Peter plus you gain sophisticated insights into politics and statecraft that still apply very much by: 3.

The late Henri Troyat was a fine historian, and his biography of Catherine the Great makes for superb reading. This work on Ivan the Terrible, however, does not rise up to the quality and depth of the aforementioned book, but it does cover the appalling habits and crimes of this Russian ruler/5(29).

By delving into the life of Catherine the Great, this acclaimed biographer reveals the rich tapestry of Russia’s past, giving insight into the paradoxical character of its people and their stunning evolution from feudalism to communism to their present-day struggle for a free-market by: 5.

Reforms, Crimean conquests, shrewd diplomacy, suppression of rebellions--Troyat covers it all, but haphazardly, with constant resort to over-simplifications (C.'s switch from Voltaire-inspired liberalism to repression), dubious generalizations (about ""Russian irrationality,"" for instance), and ungainly gush (""She was mad for reform.

This book is a vivid account of life in Moscow, the most Russian of Russian cities, in the yeara year before Russia's disastrous war with Japan and two years before the momentous Revolution of Though the undercurrents of social change were running swiftly, the surface stability of the Tsarist regime show no indication of the turmoil ahead.

Troyat is the author of several literary biographies, including Firebrand: The Life of Dostoyevsky (), Pushkin (), and Tolstoy (). He wrote several cycles of historical novels recalling the revolutionary and patriotic traditions of the Russian people.

At the same time, the historical material developed in Troyat's biographies fed into a series of long historical novels, mostly based in Russia, which together constitute a fictional biography Author: Nicholas Hewitt.

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There are many decent and easy to read books about Russia and Russian history, but since Russian history is very controversial topic which mainly composed of politically and ideologically charged interpretations, you should focus on "understand.

This biography reads like a novel and keeps the reader's attention to the very end. This is one of the few historic books on Russia written by a non-Russian author that paints an honest and accurate picture of the Russian life and politics of that period.

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Henri Troyat has done an excellent job in vividly describing the life and times of Ivan the Terrible. Although his Russian epitaph should technically speaking translate as "the Formidable", this book gives you a pretty good idea why "the Terrible" is much, much closer to the truth.

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His life of Tolstoy, long an essential work for students and fans of the Russian novelist, here joins Grove's Great Lives series—and "great," in this case, is certainly no hype. When Kirkus reviewed the original English edition (Oct. 15, Looking for books by Henri Troyat.

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