Autor: Olga T Yokoyama
ISBN-13: 9783447061483
Veröffentl: 01.03.2010
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 258
Gewicht: 533 g
Format: 238x172x17 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Russian Peasant Letters

Life and Times of a 19th-century Family
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Around 1880, two teenagers left their village on the Kama river, 1000 km east of Moscow. Their father wanted them to earn cash in Siberia and send it home. The result: scores of letters over a period of 16 years (1881-1896). The parents, two brothers and a sister reported on harvests and family finances, on marriages, births, and deaths, asked for money, offered religious instruction and moral advice, described their daily lives, and shared their worries about their alcoholic father and their desire to see the world and succeed in it. Meanwhile, the family's activity steadily expanded, as their side business grew from a single leaky rowboat to a fleet of steamships.

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Autor: Olga T Yokoyama
ISBN-13:: 9783447061483
ISBN: 3447061480
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.03.2010
Verlag: Harrassowitz Verlag
Gewicht: 533g
Seiten: 258
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 238x172x17 mm