After nine year's incarceration in an island-fortress, Colonel Timo von Bock is discharged as insane and placed under arrest in his own Livonian estate. What crime had he committed to warrant his fall from the favour of Tsar Alexander I? This book won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in 1989.
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"Spellbindingly readable" (John Bayley Times Literary Supplement)
"This gripping novel of the folly of idealism set in the post-Napoleonic Russian empire, has helped Jaan Kross to the stature of world-class novelist... An outdated, almost forgotten moral beauty struggles with the force of modern, well-meaning compromise" ( The Times)
" The Czar's Madman is no bloodless allegory but a rich slice of reconstructed history... Kross creates an abundant human landscape with nothing schematic about it" ( Observer)
"This author's scope and depth make him a world writer, and his work is translated into every major language" (Doris Lessing Independent)
A defiant and profound historical novel set in the post-Napoleonic Russian Empire by the great Estonian writer, Jaan Kross.
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Book Description Harvill, London, 1993. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Clean, unread copy of this now hard-to-find title which shows signs of minimal shelf wear. A gripping novel of the folly of idealism set in the post-Napoleonic Russian empire. Next post UK dispatch. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 019773
Book Description Harvill. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2618286781