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Object of Virtue

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2004

    As glittering as a Faberge Egg

    This book is awesome! If you like books that look at the art world and society, you'll like this book. If you like old Russia and the Romanovs, you'll really like this book! But if you like glamour, you'll LOVE this book! When is the movie? And have you seen how CUTE the author is????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2004

    enjoyable art thriller

    Russian art expert His Highness Prince Alexander ¿Sasha¿ Ozerovsky learned about the art of his family¿s native country from his mother while growing up in New York. Currently he works at New York's premier small auction house, Leighton, hoping to find that rare item preferably a Faberge egg or at least a major Romanov piece.<P> Dimitri Durakov insists on meeting with the ¿Prince¿ because he claims to have a Faberge original that has ties to Sasha¿s family. As Sasha tries to authenticate the item that is either a brilliant find or an incredible fake, his family sues alleging ownership. Sasha¿s boss Dr. Anne Holton places him on a leave of absence to avoid any hint of conflict of interest while the courts resolve the legal issue. Sasha journeys to Russia to see more of this private collection not realizing that he will run afoul of the Russian mob when he begins to determine that some of the items are brilliant forgeries.<P> Though the details into the Faberge eggs and other Russian art are intriguing, entertaining and educational, this depth at times overwhelms the prime plot. Still OBJECT OF VIRTUE is an enjoyable art thriller that portrays a deep morality drama played on two stages. The key individuals such as the hero and his father struggle with personal desires vs. doing the right thing. On a greater scale they represent the country-wide trauma of the Old Russia and its heritage vs. the new Russia seeking a better place for its people. Insightful and well written, readers will appreciate this fine look at Russia through its art, past and present.<P> Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2004

    Finally, a truly witty mystery...

    Nicholas B.A. Nicholson seems blessed with the ability to capture not only the world of fine art and auction, but the historical threads which make up the fabric of 'Old Russia.' Witty, funny, and artfully descriptive, 'Obect of Virtue' is truly that!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2004

    Fascinating Novel

    Having not been formally educated on Russian Culture and the work of Faberge, I was delighted to find myself addicted to this novel! It pays great attention to the detailed workmanship of Faberge and the luxurious lives of those who were proud owners. You will not get a wink of sleep until the last page has been read!

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