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Rasputin's Daughter
Rasputin's Daughter
Author: Robert Alexander
From the author of the breakout bestseller The Kitchen Boy, a new novel delving into the mysterious life and death of the notorious Rasputin — With the same riveting historical narrative that made The Kitchen Boy a national bestseller and a book-club favorite, Robert Alexander returns to revolutionary Russia for the harrowing tale...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143038658
ISBN-10: 0143038656
Publication Date: 12/26/2006
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 67 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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MOI avatar reviewed Rasputin's Daughter on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Well researched, realistic story about the final days in czarist Russia. A real page turner.
ARReader avatar reviewed Rasputin's Daughter on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book though interesting was not as good as "The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander. So much time is spent on Rasputin's "sinfulness", popularity, and those who plot against him; we really just gather glimpses of his daughter, Maria. It is a good read and does provide insight more to Rasputin through his daughter's eyes - not only as to what kind of father he was, but what kind of man he really was. If you enjoy historical fiction I would definitely put this book on your reading list.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent fictionalized account of the life of the infamous Rasputin whose death preceded the dethrowning and murder of the Russian royal family. Told from the perspective of his daughter, this was an excellent, intriguing and engaging read.
mwelday avatar reviewed Rasputin's Daughter on + 148 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A novel about the death of Rasputin told from his daughter Maria's perspective. I am always intrigued by stories revolving around Russian history and this is the first one I've read specifically about Rasputin, the holy man and supposed healer who was close to the Russian Royalty. A chronology of important Russian events is included in the book to help understand the timeline. The author also includes information on what really happened to characters who were based on actual people. I cannot comment on historic accuracy in the characterization of the main characters, but it was an interesting read. I would recommend this book.
Also recommend: The Bronze Horseman (a Russian love story that I have read more than once) and Dr. Zhivago
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Helpful Score: 2
This was an interesting read.
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bookgoddessme avatar reviewed Rasputin's Daughter on + 106 more book reviews
Wow! A great, detailed tale of historical fiction. Takes you behind the scenes of the life of the controversial Rasputin through the empathic eyes of his daughter. You feel as if you are seeing the sights, smelling the smells, and hearing the sounds of that time. Highly recommend.
Czarmike avatar reviewed Rasputin's Daughter on + 10 more book reviews
This is the second book I've read by Robert Alexander, the first being "The Kitchen Boy". Although it was interesting, I didn't think it was as good as his first novel. Maybe I knew too much about Rasputin, having read several books about him in the past. There is no surprise ending to this book.
reviewed Rasputin's Daughter on + 2 more book reviews
This book was very well written but not better than the The Kitchen Boy. I still enjoyed reading about the Russian Revolution and Royalty. Intrigue and espionage.

Made even more mysterious since it was based on true characters.

Would recommend to others.
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Really interesting book. I had read the Kitchen Boy and liked this just as well. I couldn't put it down.
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Not as good as The Kitchen Boy but interesting.
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What a great look into Rasputins life, we always think he was a mean and evil man but he was really just a father and loved by many. I find the russian royals all very intersting.


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