The Passion of Marie Romanov by Laura Rose audiobook

The Passion of Marie Romanov

By Laura Rose
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From the writings of Marie Nicolaevna Romanavna, age nineteen, July 17, 1918, midnight, in bed with her sister Anastasia (Shvybz), in the Ipatiev Mansion in Ekaterinburg, during the last night of their lives: “So much of my story unfolds by moonlight. This is a tale of midnight wakings and forced marches before dawn. Since this nightmare began, I do not dare undress, even to go to bed. I wear my dressing gown, my hair is prepared, and my shoes are set beside me. I have no idea when we will be summoned to rise. We have moved, as in the worst of dreams, slowly toward this place. There is no logic other than the sleepwalker’s obedience—to follow instruction which we cannot resist: an actual lunacy. “Now, I have control only of this—my record of what happened to us, to me. I have committed a single sin, my one terrible transgression. I pray to be absolved. In this recording of memory lies all meaning to my life. Let my will prevail in this, my ultimate wish, to salvage something of value from this tragedy. The rest, as my mother says, is in God’s hands.” Here, in startling new historical detail, based on original diaries and letters, is the Romanov tragedy told from the point of view of the Tsar’s third daughter, Marie, Anastasia’s closest, older sister. Marie’s story is unique—only Marie crossed the frozen Siberian river with her parents, and only Marie shared the full seventy-eight days and nights in “The House of Special Purpose”.

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Summary

Summary

From the writings of Marie Nicolaevna Romanavna, age nineteen, July 17, 1918, midnight, in bed with her sister Anastasia (Shvybz), in the Ipatiev Mansion in Ekaterinburg, during the last night of their lives:

“So much of my story unfolds by moonlight. This is a tale of midnight wakings and forced marches before dawn. Since this nightmare began, I do not dare undress, even to go to bed. I wear my dressing gown, my hair is prepared, and my shoes are set beside me. I have no idea when we will be summoned to rise. We have moved, as in the worst of dreams, slowly toward this place. There is no logic other than the sleepwalker’s obedience—to follow instruction which we cannot resist: an actual lunacy.

“Now, I have control only of this—my record of what happened to us, to me. I have committed a single sin, my one terrible transgression. I pray to be absolved. In this recording of memory lies all meaning to my life. Let my will prevail in this, my ultimate wish, to salvage something of value from this tragedy. The rest, as my mother says, is in God’s hands.”

Here, in startling new historical detail, based on original diaries and letters, is the Romanov tragedy told from the point of view of the Tsar’s third daughter, Marie, Anastasia’s closest, older sister. Marie’s story is unique—only Marie crossed the frozen Siberian river with her parents, and only Marie shared the full seventy-eight days and nights in “The House of Special Purpose”.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thoroughly researched, beautifully written, brilliantly imagined, this is historical fiction at its best. From the first page the reader is as much a captive as poor Marie. Don’t miss it.” Valerie Martin, author of The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

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Author

Author Bio: Laura Rose

Author Bio: Laura Rose

Laura Rose is a popular playwright in Russia and is of Russian descent. She has extensively researched the history and explored the Alexander Palace and the site of the Ipatiev mansion.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English