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Peter the Great

Jacob Abbott (1803-1879)

1. 00 – Preface
2. 01 – The Princess Sophia
3. 02 – The Princess’s Downfall
4. 03 – The Childhood and Youth of Peter
5. 04 – Le Fort and Menzikoff
6. 05 – Commencement Of The Reign
7. 06 – The Emperor’s Tour 1697
8. 07 – Conclusion of the Tour
9. 08 – The Rebellion
10. 09 – Reforms
11. 10 – The Battle of Narva
12. 11 – The Building of St. Petersburg
13. 12 – The Revolt of Mazeppa
14. 13 – The Battle of Pultowa
15. 14 – The Empress Catharine
16. 15 – The Prince Alexis
17. 16 – The Flight of Alexis
18. 17 – The Trial
19. 18 – The Condemnation and Death of Alexis
20. 19 – Conclusion

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“There are very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russian civilization. The celebrity, however, of the great Muscovite sovereign among young persons is due in a great measure to the circumstance of his having repaired personally to Holland, in the course of his efforts to introduce the industrial arts among his people, in order to study himself the art and mystery of shipbuilding, and of his having worked with his own hands in a ship-yard there. The little shop where Peter pursued these practical studies still stands in Saardam, a ship-building town not far from Amsterdam. The building is of wood, and is now much decayed; but, to preserve it from farther injury, it has been incased in a somewhat larger building of brick, and it is visited annually by great numbers of curious travelers.The whole history of Peter, as might be expected from the indications of character developed by this incident, forms a narrative that is full of interest and instruction for all.” (from the Preface of Peter the Great)