The Turkish Gambit

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Akunin, B. (Boris) [Turetskii gambit. English] The Turkish gambit: a novel/Boris Akunin; translated by Andrew Bromfield. p. cm I. Bromfield, Andrew. II. Title. PG3478.

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Author: Boris Akunin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588364395

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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“[Akunin] writes gloriously pre-Soviet prose, sophisticated and suffused in Slavic melanchioly and thoroughly worthy of nineteenth-century forebearers like Gogol and Chekhov.” –Time It is 1877, and war has broken out between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. The Bulgarian front resounds with the thunder of cavalry charges, the roar of artillery, and the clash of steel on steel during the world’s last great horse-and-cannon conflict. Amid the treacherous atmosphere of a nineteenth-century Russian field army, former diplomat and detective extraordinaire Erast Fandorin finds his most confounding case. It’s difficulties are only compounded by the presence of Varya Suvorova, a deadly serious (and seriously beautiful) woman with revolutionary ideals who has disguised herself as a boy in order to find her respected comrade– and fiancé–Pyotr Yablokov, an army cryptographer. Even after Fandorin saves her life, Varya can hardly bear to thank such a “lackey of the throne” for his efforts. But when Yablokov is accused of espionage and faces imprisonment and execution, Varya must turn to Fandorin to find the real culprit . . . a mission that forces her to reconsider his courage, deductive mind, and piercing gaze. Filled with the same delicious detail, ingenious plotting, and subtle satire as The Winter Queen and Murder on the Leviathan, The Turkish Gambit confirms Boris Akunin’s status as a master of the historical thriller–and Erast Fandorin as a detective for the ages. From the Hardcover edition.

Turkish Gambit

Now that Turkey has been defeated, he will return, crowned with the laurels of a martyr, and take up the reins of government once again. From Europe's point of view, he is an absolutely ideal figure. In Paris they positively idolise him ...

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Author: Boris Akunin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297864172

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Erast Fandorin returns in another thrilling Russian crime caper, from the bestselling author of THE WINTER QUEEN. The Russo-Turkish war is at a critical juncture, and Erast Fandorin, broken-hearted and disillusioned, has gone to the front in an attempt to forget his sorrows. But Fandorin's efforts to steer clear of trouble are thwarted when he comes to the aid of Varvara Suvorova - a 'progressive' Russian woman trying to make her way to the Russian headquarters to join her fiancé. Within days, Varvara's fiancé has been accused of treason, a Turkish victory looms on the horizon, and there are rumours of a Turkish spy hiding within their own camp. Our reluctant gentleman sleuth will need to resurrect all of his dormant powers of detection if he is to unmask the traitor, help the Russians to victory and smooth the path of young love.

The Turkish Gambit

The new Fandorin thriller is another compelling page-turner from Boris Akunin.

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Author: Boris Akunin

Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

ISBN: 0375434666

Category: Large type books

Page: 356

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Turkish Gambit

he film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin.

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Author: Karen Siess

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798655665040

Category:

Page: 62

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he film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the Russian-Turkish war. Erast Fandorin has just escaped from Turkish prison and is trying to get on the Russian side as soon as possible to give important information about the upcoming attack of the enemy. On his way he meets Varvara Suvorova, a young lady who is going to see her fianc�e - a soldier of the Russian army. Erast also knows that there is a spy somewhere in the Russian army, everyone is under suspicion...

Turkish Gambit

The Russo-Turkish war is at a critical juncture, and Erast Fandorin has gone to the front in an attempt to forget his sorrows.

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Author: Boris Akunin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0753174731

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 288

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The Russo-Turkish war is at a critical juncture, and Erast Fandorin has gone to the front in an attempt to forget his sorrows. Captured by the Turks, he wins his freedom in a game of backgammon, before finding himself the unlikely rescuer of Varvara Suvorova - a "progressive" Russian woman trying to make her way to the Russian headquarters to join her fiance. Fandorin's efforts to steer clear of affairs of state are thwarted when a traitor is discovered within the Russian camp. Within days, Varvara's fiance has been accused of treason, a Turkish victory looms on the horizon, and there are rumours that one of Lady Astair's Azazel orphans may be making his own bid for power.

Akunin Project

History does not change in The Turkish Gambit; its causes do. That is one. Akunin's plot allows for individual vanities, stupidities, intelligence, blunders, and other human behaviours to drive history. Sobolev is a particularly ...

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Author: Elena V. Baraban

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487525767

Category:

Page: 372

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You don't know his name, but Boris Akunin is one of the most popular and prolific Russian writers of the twenty-first century.

Blockbuster History in the New Russia

It is he, not his criminals, who is the master of the chess gambit.”21 Ultimately, Akunin's recreated empire is a ... Ernst, 2002) and his two novels, The Turkish Gambit and The State Counsellor, Akunin had become a cultural phenomenon.

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Author: Stephen M. Norris

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253007087

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 406

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Seeking to rebuild the Russian film industry after its post-Soviet collapse, directors and producers sparked a revival of nationalist and patriotic sentiment by applying Hollywood techniques to themes drawn from Russian history. Unsettled by the government’s move toward market capitalism, Russians embraced these historical blockbusters, packing the American-style multiplexes that sprouted across the country. Stephen M. Norris examines the connections among cinema, politics, economics, history, and patriotism in the creation of "blockbuster history"—the adaptation of an American cinematic style to Russian historical epics.

Turkish Foreign Policy During the Second World War

... Turkey was ' more than voided ' by her refusal to give any help in January 1944.66 As the Turkish leaders anxiously awaited the conclusion of the Moscow talks they could not have known that their gambit had already been successful .

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Author: Selim Deringil

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052152329X

Category: History

Page: 252

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An assessment of Turkey's wartime diplomacy and its role in preserving the nascent Turkish state.

Britain Turkey and the Soviet Union 1940 45

Turkish gambit had succeeded, and been granted effective support by the colleagues who subsequently blamed him for its miscarriage. Had the Ottoman Empire been knocked out of the war in 1915, the Balkan nations would have rallied to the ...

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Author: N. Tamkin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230244504

Category: History

Page: 267

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This book draws on the latest archival releases – including those from the secret world of British intelligence – to offer the first comprehensive analysis of Anglo-Turkish relations during the Second World War, with a particular emphasis on Turkey's place in the changing relationship between Britain and the Soviet Union.

Russia s People of Empire

The Fandorin novel The Turkish Gambit [Turetskii gambit], which was later adapted into a 2005 blockbuster movie, revolves around the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78, when Panslavist sentiment raged through Russia and, after a bloody siege ...

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Author: Stephen M. Norris

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253001764

Category: History

Page: 365

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A fundamental dimension of the Russian historical experience has been the diversity of its people and cultures, religions and languages, landscapes and economies. For six centuries this diversity was contained within the sprawling territories of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, and it persists today in the entwined states and societies of the former USSR.Russia's People of Empireexplores this enduring multicultural world through life stories of 31 individuals -- famous and obscure, high born and low, men and women -- that illuminate the cross-cultural exchanges at work from the late 1500s to post-Soviet Russia. Working on the scale of a single life, these micro-histories shed new light on the multicultural character of the Russian Empire, which both shaped individuals' lives and in turn was shaped by them.