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Russia in 1919

Arthur Ransome

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: On August 27, 1914, in London, I made this note in a memorandum book: "Met Arthur Ransome at_____'s; discussed a book on the Russian's relation to the war in the light of psychological background--folklore." The book was not written but the idea that instinctively came to him pervades his every utterance on things Russian. The versatile man who commands more than respect as the biographer of Poe and Wilde; as the (translator of and commentator on Remy de Gourmont; as a folklorist, has shown himself to be consecrated to the truth. The document that Mr. Ransome hurried out of Russia in the early days of the Soviet government (printed in the New Republic and then widely circulated as a pamphlet), was the first notable appeal from a non-Russian to the American people for fair play in a crisis understood then even less than now. The British Who's Who--that Almanach de Gotha of people who do things or choose their parents wisely--tells us that Mr. Ransome's recreations are "walking, smoking, fairy stories." It is, perhaps, his intimacy with the last named that enables him to distinguish between myth and fact and that makes his activity as an observer and recorder so valuable in a day of bewilderment and betrayal. - Summary by B. W. Huebsch

Language:

English

Narrators:

Expatriate

Length:

4h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:04