About this book
Subtitled, "A True Tale Of Forbidden Love In Catherine The Great's Russia".
Presents an account of the illicit love between Count Nicholas Sheremetev (1751-1809), Russia's richest aristocrat, and Praskovia Kovalyova (1768-1803), his serf and the greatest opera diva of her time. This book focuses on the world of the Russian aristocracy, music history, and Russian attitudes toward serfdom.
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