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Rounding, Virginia

Overview
Works: 12 works in 48 publications in 3 languages and 2,800 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DK170, B
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Most widely held works by Virginia Rounding
Catherine the Great : love, sex and power by Virginia Rounding ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of the late eighteenth-century Russian ruler discusses how she seized and kept the throne in spite of her illegitimate claim and a series of wars, rebellions, and plagues, tracing how she rendered Russia a major European power
Alix and Nicky : the passion of the last tsar and tsarina by Virginia Rounding ( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the marriage of the last Russian tsar and tsarina offers psychological insights into their relationship and covers the Empress's ill health, their relationship with confidante Ania Vyrubova, and their reliance on the infamous Rasputin
Grandes horizontales : the lives and legends of Marie Duplessis, Cora Pearl, La Païva and La Présidente by Virginia Rounding ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book, Virginia Rounding brings to life the glittering world of nineteenth-century Paris and its most distinguished - and declasse - inhabitants." "In the reign of Emperor Napoleon III, the pampered demimonde became almost indistinquishable from the haut monde, with mythical reputations growing up around its most alluring and favored celebrities. Grandes Horizontales examines the lives of four of the era's best-known courtesans, providing a provocative look into the parlors and boudoirs of the women whose lives became legends." "Marie Duplessis became the prototype of the virtuous courtesan when Alexandre Dumas fils portrayed her as Marguerite Gautier in La Dame aux camelias. Apollonie Sabatier, known as La Presidente, put men of letters and other arts at ease amidst the gracious manners and bawdy talk of her salon and was immortalized by sculptor August Clesinger and poet Charles Baudelaire." "Through prejudiced eyes, the Russian Jew La Paiva appeared intent on preying on rich young men of Paris. Covetous onlookers resented her ability to amass and display great wealth, most notably in the design and building of her opulent hotel in the Champs Elysees. The English beauty who called herself Cora Pearl was another "foreign threat," with her athletic physique, sixty horses, and ability "to make bored men laugh," including Prince Napoleon himself."--BOOK JACKET
Churchwardens : a survival guide : the office and role of churchwarden in the 21st century by Martin Dudley ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For Ockeghem by Hilliard Ensemble ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in Latin and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The parish survival guide : how to survive when things go wrong by Martin Dudley ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life, life : selected poems by Arseniĭ Tarkovskiĭ ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Churchwardens : a survival guide by Martin Dudley ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Awaiting an epiphany : poems for St Bartholomew the Great by Virginia Rounding ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les grandes horizontales : vies et légendes de quatre courtisanes du XIXe siècle by Virginia Rounding ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ironing the hankies : a selection of 20 poems by Virginia Rounding ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catherine the Great love, sex and power by Virginia Rounding ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Dutiful daughter, frustrated wife, passionate lover, domineering mother, doting grandmother, devoted friend, tireless legislator, generous patron of artists and philosopher - the Empress Catherine II, the Great, was all these things, and more. Her reign, the longest in Russian Imperial history, lasted from 1762 until her death in 1796; during those years she built on the work begun by her most famous predecessor, Peter the Great, to establish Russia as a major European power and to transform its new capital, St. Petersburg, into a city to rival Paris and London in the beauty of its architecture, the glittering splendor of its Court and the magnificence of its art collections. Yet the great Catherine was not even Russian by birth and had no legitimate claim to the Russian throne; she seized it and held on to it, through wars, rebellions and plagues, by the force of her personality, by her charm and determination, and by an unshakable belief in her own destiny. -Dust jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Raundinga, Virdžīnija
Languages
English (44)
Latin (2)
French (2)
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