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Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15) The Romance of Reality   By: (1833-1922)

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[Illustration: THE KREMLIN.]

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Historical Tales

The Romance of Reality

By

CHARLES MORRIS

Author of "Half Hours with the Best American Authors," "Tales from the Dramatists," etc.

IN FIFTEEN VOLUMES

Volume VIII

Russian

J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY

PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON

Copyright, 1898, by J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY. Copyright, 1904, by J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY. Copyright, 1908, by J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

CONTENTS.

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THE ANCIENT SCYTHIANS 5

OLEG THE VARANGIAN 14

THE VENGEANCE OF QUEEN OLGA 21

VLADIMIR THE GREAT 29

THE LAWGIVER OF RUSSIA 41

THE YOKE OF THE TARTARS 49

THE VICTORY OF THE DON 55

IVAN, THE FIRST OF THE CZARS 60

THE FALL OF NOVGOROD THE GREAT 64

IVAN THE TERRIBLE 74

THE CONQUEST OF SIBERIA 80

THE MACBETH OF RUSSIA 85

THE ERA OF THE IMPOSTORS 101

THE BOOKS OF ANCESTRY 110

BOYHOOD OF PETER THE GREAT 114

CARPENTER PETER OF ZAANDAM 123

THE FALL OF THE STRELITZ 132

THE CRUSADE AGAINST BEARDS AND CLOAKS 142

MAZEPPA, THE COSSACK CHIEF 149

A WINDOW OPEN TO EUROPE 155

FROM THE HOVEL TO THE THRONE 165

BUFFOONERIES OF THE RUSSIAN COURT 174

HOW A WOMAN DETHRONED A MAN 184

A STRUGGLE FOR A THRONE 195

THE FLIGHT OF THE KALMUCKS 202

A MAGICAL TRANSFORMATION SCENE 220

KOSCIUSKO AND THE FALL OF POLAND 226

SUWARROW THE UNCONQUERABLE 231

THE RETREAT OF NAPOLEON'S GRAND ARMY 241

THE DEATH STRUGGLE OF POLAND 248

SCHAMYL, THE HERO OF CIRCASSIA 258

THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE 267

THE FALL OF SEBASTOPOL 276

AT THE GATES OF CONSTANTINOPLE 284

THE NIHILISTS AND THEIR WORK 293

THE ADVANCE OF RUSSIA IN ASIA 300

THE RAILROAD IN TURKESTAN 311

AN ESCAPE FROM THE MINES OF SIBERIA 319

THE SEA FIGHT IN THE WATERS OF JAPAN 329

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

RUSSIAN.

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THE KREMLIN Frontispiece.

CATHEDRAL AT OSTANKINO, NEAR MOSCOW 40

GENERAL VIEW OF MOSCOW 55

CHURCH AND TOWER OF IVAN THE GREAT 78

KIAKHTA, SIBERIA 84

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOSCOW, IN WHICH THE CZAR IS CROWNED 109

ALEXANDER III., CZAR OF RUSSIA 122

DINING ROOM IN THE PALACE OF PETER THE GREAT, MOSCOW 136

PETER THE GREAT 142

ST. PETERSBURG HARBOR, NEVA RIVER 156

SLEIGHING IN RUSSIA 160

A RUSSIAN DROSKY 189

THE CITY OF KASAN 199

SCENE ON A RUSSIAN FARM 223

RUSSIAN PEASANTS 249

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