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I have read this book in the original Russian version twice - once in my teens, and then when I was older. It was so good that I recommended it to my husband, who is an american, and loves histoical novels. What a disapointment it was when we discovered that this book containes only the first volume. It abruptly ends in the middle of Peter's life, before he meets Catherine I, wins war with Sweden, and builds St. Petersburg. If you are really interested in reading this wonderful book, look for another publisher who has both volumes.
This is not the complete Tolstoi book in translation - much of the later Russian original book is cut out and the paperback book cuts off long before Tolstoi's full writing ends! Tolstoi's original carries through Peter's wars with Sweden and his later life, this one simply stops at the rebellion. It is not the complete book and should not be sold as if it were.
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