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The Courilof affair

Author: Irène Némirovsky; Sandra Smith
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Vintage Canada edView all editions and formats
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In 1903 Lǒn M - a devout terrorist - is given the responsibility by the Revolutionary Committee of publicly "liquidating" Valerian Alexandrovitch Courilof, a notoriously brutal and cold-blooded minister. Posing as his newly appointed personal physician, Lǒn M is made privy to the inner world of Courilof - his failing health, his troubled domestic situation and, most importantly, the tyrannical grip that the Czar  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irène Némirovsky; Sandra Smith
ISBN: 9780676979671 067697967X
OCLC Number: 191241184
Notes: Translation of: L'affaire Courilof.
Description: 172 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Irène Némirovsky ; translated from the French by Sandra Smith.

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In 1903 Lǒn M - a devout terrorist - is given the responsibility by the Revolutionary Committee of publicly "liquidating" Valerian Alexandrovitch Courilof, a notoriously brutal and cold-blooded minister. Posing as his newly appointed personal physician, Lǒn M is made privy to the inner world of Courilof - his failing health, his troubled domestic situation and, most importantly, the tyrannical grip that the Czar himself holds over all his ministers, forcing them to obey him or suffer the most deadly punishments.

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