Russian literature in the age of Catherine the Great a collection of essays

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Published by Meeuws in Oxford .

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  • Russian literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.

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Statementedited by A. G. Cross.
ContributionsCross, Anthony Glenn.
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LC ClassificationsPG3007 .R87
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Pagination229 p. :
Number of Pages229
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Open LibraryOL4596338M
ISBN 100902672290
LC Control Number77358896

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In Catherine’s reign, Mikhail Kheraskov (–) wrote Russia’s first national epic; Nikolai Novikov (–) established the private book trade; and the verse of Gavriil Derzhavin (–) and the stories of Nikolai Karamzin (–) laid the foundations for the golden ages of poetry and prose that made Russian culture.

At age 14 she was chosen to be the wife of Karl Ulrich, duke of Holstein-Gottorp, grandson of Peter the Great and heir to the throne of Russia as the grand duke Peter.

In Catherine arrived in Russia, assumed the title of Grand Duchess Catherine Alekseyevna, and married her young cousin the following year.

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He was overthrown in a plot led by his wife, and she succeeded him as Catherine II.

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