First Edition of Rasputin: The Man Behind the Myth; Signed by Maria Rasputin
Rasputin: The Man Behind the Myth.
Rasputin, Maria and Patte Barham.$40.00
Item Number: 60093
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall , 1977.
First edition of this biography of Rasputin. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Maria Rasputin opposite the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Hal Siegel.
Written for the first time, is the full story of Grigori Rasputin, the controversial 'Holy Man' of Russia, as told by his daughter Maria Rasputin. Drawing on her first-hand knowledge, stories told to her by her father himself, and by her mother and sister, a recorded account of Rasputin's life by the family servant, Dunia (Rasputin's life-long friend, later mistress, and a second mother and confidante to Maria), and information supplied by members of the Russian court of Tsar Nikolas and Tsarina Aleksandra, Maria Rasputin has created..a memorable portrait of a most remarkable man.