During World War I, Walpole worked in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) as Head of British Propaganda. He drew on that experience for this 1919 novel, the tale of a Russian family caught up in the political intrigue of the Revolution. The book was the first winner of the prestigious James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.
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About the Author
Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884-1941) was born in Auckland, New Zealand. One of the bestselling writers of the 1920s and ’30s, he was also one of the most prolific authors of his time. His works include thirty-six novels, five volumes of short stories, and the screenplay for George Cukor’s film of David Copperfield.