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The tragic menagerie

By: Zinovieva-Annibal, Lydia Costlow, Jane T.(Translated by)

0810114836 / 9780810114838
Paperback
891.733
23/03/1999
Stock expected by 06/03/2020
Foreign
20 cm 180p.
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Though published a decade before the Bolshevik Revolution, The Tragic Menagerie possesses a sensibility that is modern in its descriptions of a childhood of passionate affections and unsettling revelations.

This fictionalized autobiography follows the tomboyish Vera, who counts among her friends bears, wolves, and a wild crane, as well as local peasant girls.

Sent to a German boarding school and exiled from her kingdom, Vera turns into a demonic, disobedient student, rejecting a life she finds constraining and artificial.

Only when she returns to her natural world can her deeper compassionate and imaginative self emerge.

BIC:

FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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