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- DescriptionTimo von Bock's release by the Czar from nine years' incarceration does not spell the end of the Baron's troubles: he is confined to his Livonian estate to live under the constant eye of police informers planted among his own household, and is subjected to endless humiliations. It is claimed that he is a madman and in need of 'protection'.
- Author BiographyJaan Kross was born in Tallinn in 1920. He studied law at the University of Tartu and taught law until his arrest and deportation, with countless other Estonians, to Siberia in 1946. He, on his release in 1954, returned to Tallinn and devoted himself to poetry and to translating the classics, including Shakespeare, Balzac and Stefan Zweig. Later, his interest in Estonia's chequered history made him turn his attention to the historical novel, and he established his reputation as one of Europe's outstanding practitioners of this genre. He was regarded as an Estonian writer of world class. He died in December 2007. On its publication in France, The Czar's Madman won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger.
- PrizesWinner of Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger 1989.
- Author(s)Jaan Kross
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication27/07/2001
- GenreHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe Harvill Press
- Weight398 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Translated byAnselm Hollo
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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