A Russian Princess and a Russian Ghost Story; Two Historical and Personal Narratives Depictive of Russian Aristocratic Society at the Close of the Last and at the Commencement and Middle of the Present Century

A Russian Princess and a Russian Ghost Story; Two Historical and Personal Narratives Depictive of Russian Aristocratic Society at the Close of the Last and at the Commencement and Middle of the Present Century

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 189? edition. Excerpt: ...to say. what kind of place he held in her affections. Certain it is, although there were no outward signs of any particular love between them, there were also no signs of matrimonial strife or discord. They were never known to have quarrelled together, or to have one word of dissension pass between them. At home or in the world they were seldom, however, together. In the magnificent mansion they occupied, they had each their separate suite of apartments, their separate servants, their separate sets of visitors, who came day after day to pay their usual homage to " His High Excellency General Tchortoff," and still greater lady, the " Belle Diablesse." As to being jealous of each other, or of meddling in the least with what the other did, such a thing never entered an instant in the heads of the married pair; and so, when even the events of the petit souper took place, followed by the duel which raised such a hubbub in the capital, the matter was viewed by General Tchortoff as a thing that did not concern him in the least, and with which it would be both unbecoming and fastidious to meddle. Why should not his wife have her little amusements and pastimes, and, if it suited her, to get herself into scrapes and predicaments?--that was her business, not her husband's. So said his High Excellency General Tchortoff, and invariably acted up to his words. IV. Tub "bet.lb Dublesse's" Aunt. On my arrival in St. Petersburg I had early been introduced by Colonel Krotkoff to Madame Tchortoff as one of the " lionesses" of the place. The " Belle Diablesse " spoke English almost as fluently as she did her own language, and was fond of converging in a tongue her knowledge of which she seemed particularly proud. To do her justice, she was an intelligent, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675401
  • 9781236675408