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Astolphe De Custine

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Books by Astolphe De Custine

Letters From Russia

In 1839, fascinated by the vast, mysterious land that was opening up to the West, the French aristocrat Marquis de Custine set out to explore Russia. This rich selection from his book, which became a bestseller on publication, offers a unique portrait of a country ruled by despotism and 'intoxicated with slavery'.

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