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The Resource I was Anastasia : a novel, Ariel Lawhon

I was Anastasia : a novel, Ariel Lawhon

Label
I was Anastasia : a novel
Title
I was Anastasia
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ariel Lawhon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed. Germany, February 17, 1920: A young woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia Romanov is pulled shivering and senseless from a canal in Berlin. Refusing to explain her presence in the freezing water, she is taken to the hospital where an examination reveals that her body is riddled with countless, horrific scars. When she finally does speak, this frightened, mysterious woman claims to be the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. Her detractors, convinced that the young woman is only after the immense Romanov fortune, insist on calling her by a different name: Anna Anderson. As rumors begin to circulate through European society that the youngest Romanov daughter has survived the massacre, old enemies and new threats are awakened. With a brilliantly crafted dual narrative structure, Lawhon wades into the most psychologically complex and emotionally compelling territory yet: the nature of identity itself. The question of who Anna Anderson is and what actually happened to Anastasia Romanov creates a saga that spans fifty years and touches three continents. This thrilling story is every bit as moving and momentous as it is harrowing and twisted"--
Summary
An evocative retelling of the Anastasia survival myth follows the appearance of a traumatized, badly scarred young woman who claims to be the youngest Romanov daughter, launching a half-century of questions, accusations and changing perspectives on identity as conveyed by her supporters and detractors
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10624042
Cataloging source
TEFBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawhon, Ariel,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L447
LC item number
I22 2018b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anastasii͡a Nikolaevna
  • Nicholas
  • Romanov, House of
  • Princesses
  • Impersonation
Target audience
adult
Label
I was Anastasia : a novel, Ariel Lawhon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
21294064
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780385541695
Lccn
2017030326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0020206495
Label
I was Anastasia : a novel, Ariel Lawhon
Publication
Copyright
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
21294064
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780385541695
Lccn
2017030326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0020206495

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