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The Resource To the Hermitage, Malcolm Bradbury

To the Hermitage, Malcolm Bradbury

Label
To the Hermitage
Title
To the Hermitage
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Bradbury
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is 1773, and philosopher Denis Diderot - art critic, theater critic, impresario of L'Encyclopedie - is summoned to St. Petersburg, where he hopes to enlighten the despotic Catherine the Great on reason and liberty. Though the crafty empress lures him to her Winter Palace, the Hermitage, she seems more interested in buying his impressive personal library than adopting the liberal reforms he suggests." "In 1993 a group journeys to St. Petersburg to uncover Diderot's past. Each of the members of the group known only as the Diderot Project - a diva, a carpenter, a playwright, a novelist, a philosopher, a diplomat and a trade unionist - represents one of the philosopher's wide-ranging interests. Enjoying themselves on the free ride across the Baltic, the Project members arrive in St. Petersburg looking for quick ways to justify their grant-funded junket. As the country around them falls into chaos during a revolt against Yeltsin's new Russian democracy, one member - the novelist - seeks to recapture Diderot's lost age and discover something about his own."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-2000
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bradbury, Malcolm
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.R246
LC item number
T6 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Novelists
  • French
  • Diderot, Denis
  • Diderot, Denis
  • Russia
Label
To the Hermitage, Malcolm Bradbury
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45166693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 498 pages
Isbn
9781585671311
Lccn
00050147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
To the Hermitage, Malcolm Bradbury
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45166693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 498 pages
Isbn
9781585671311
Lccn
00050147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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