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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2005, 10:52:43 AM »
They also read Chekov's short storys. Nicholas read them to the girls. There are alot of books mentioned in letters.
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2005, 11:23:25 AM »
I don't think Anastasia was much of a reader except for popluar novels of the day, and simliarly light hearted things. I think she liked life and people better and learned from them more. But her summary of the poem was fascinating, it does have some errors, but it is more nostalgic, and romantic than the poem. It shows Anastasia had a gift for illustrating things through selection of details, tone of writing etc.
But it is so sad, especially the line ''When she died she was only sixteen years old''. Anastasia was a month past her 17th birhday when she died. It seems almost like a descriptioon of herself, in some ways although Anastasia would think us silly for reading so much into a school writing of hers. ;) still, the first time I read that in a book, I got cold chills. Maybe there should be a thread did Anastasia have the gift of second sight? :D

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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2006, 10:15:04 AM »
Ok, this is the poem thread. She did not write the poem but rather the summary. :)

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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2006, 11:20:58 AM »
I get chills each time I read it.
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2006, 11:24:01 PM »
Hi. Indeed, I also get chills whenever I read Anastasia's precis of "Evelyn Hope" and her other writings.

By the way, some of you might have noticed that the precis/summary that Anastasia wrote, "Evelyn Hope" became a song for a musical play about AA in 2004...Has anybody listened to it on the web? (Also this site has a great lecture by Peter Kurth in mp3) I found thie site when I was doing a research for my thesis at school.

"Unbekannt: A New Musical Based on the Life of Anna Anderson" http://silvertone.princeton.edu/~wjoyce/unbekannt.html

http://silvertone.princeton.edu/~wjoyce/synopsis.html
(Click the "Prologue" and mp3 starts)

I did quote Anastasia's "Evelyn Hope" for my paper and I thought that Anastasia was a "silent observer (I'm not good at naming though)" when she wrote something. I compared hers with the poem by Robert Browning and Browning wrote about Evelyn and the man whom Evelyn loved in such a romantic way, and Anastasia wrote about them in a simple way, but something's strong in Anastasia's writing, like in the last  lines, "when ever[sic] it will be that." I wondered why and encountered a book entitled The House of Special Purpose: An Intimate Portrait of the Last Days of the Russian Imperial Family by J.C. Trewin and in page 75,

Anastasia's writing is rather harder to read than her sister's. [......] Suddenly, in the midst of the dictated paragraphs and of the prose renderings, plodding on with a charming naivete, misspellings and all, and powdered with Gibbes's corrections, there occurs a single fragment of Anastasia's own experience.

Anastasia's "Evelyn Hope" might sound naivete but unforgettable.

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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2006, 08:04:49 AM »
It is unforgetable- as soon as I read it, it grabbed me, and it stays with you. I first read it in the book described above.

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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2006, 09:36:24 AM »
Just so you know its actually Holly! I forgot my password.  ;D
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Here's what she wrote about Evelyn Hope in full:

A young girle who was called Evelyn had just died.  She was lying in the cofen very pretty.  All her things wher in the same place nothing was changed and even the flower which she gatherd, stood in the glase, but was begining to faid.  When she died she was only sixteen years old.  Ther was a man who loved her without having seen her but new her very well.  And she herd of him also.  He never could tell her that he loved her, and now she was dead.  But still he thought that when he and she cold live life when ever it will be, that ....
Actually Lanie, thats not the full version. Looking at Anastasia's English workbook, here is what I am 99.9% sure is the rest. It continues from "that". I hand copied it from her workbook and here it is with her spelling and grammer mistakes. Also there were corrections by Gibbes.
  
 
               "A young girle who was called Evelyn had just died. She was lying in the cofen very pretty.  All her things wher in the same place nothing was changd and even the flower which she gatherd, stood in the glase[glass], but was begining to faid.  When she died she was only sixteen years old. Ther was a man who loved her without having seen her but new her very well.  And she herd of him also.  He never could tell her that he loved her, and now she was dead.  But still he thought that when he and she could live next life when ever it will be that again thay [they] will meet and then he will tell her ('who' has been crossed out and 'how' added by Gibbes) how long he loved her. And know [now] he lives without  her, [illegible. looks like 'LOOKS'] goes about, but he always thinks and loves her know [now] she lay so pritty [pretty] before him. He tore a leaf from her flour [corrected by Gibbes into 'flower'] and pat [put] it in her called [corrected into 'cold'] hand and said, "When you will awayke [awake] then you shall remember and understand and that is our secret."


I also have something she wrote called "The Glove". Its quite amusing.  :)
                    
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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2006, 02:34:02 PM »
I am sure it is, Anastasia certainly wrote in a vivid way, I think.

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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2006, 06:38:05 AM »
I decided to just post this question here instead of making a new topic.  :)

Among the things left behind in the Ipatiev House were some of Anastasia's books; Four books of the Works of Lazietnikov, volumes 1 & 2 with glossy colored cover. Does anyone know what they were about or any info about them?
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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2006, 08:07:20 AM »
I decided to just post this question here instead of making a new topic.  :)

Among the things left behind in the Ipatiev House were some of Anastasia's books; Four books of the Works of Lazietnikov, volumes 1 & 2 with glossy colored cover. Does anyone know what they were about or any info about them?

I can't find ANYTHING on the name Lazietnikov. The closest thing I could come up with was a Russian mathematician named Aleksey Vasilievich Letnikov....  :-\
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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2006, 09:57:30 AM »
Thanks Sarah! That's also the only thing I can come up with. Maybe they were school books or something. I'm pretty sure Anastasia wouldn't be spending her free time reading about analytic geometry.  ::)
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2006, 05:29:29 PM »
I was hoping I could be a help; and looking at this, I doubt Anastasia would spend spare time reading about that! The only other thing I got was a link to the AP (list of Yekaterinburg items). Maybe it's not something that is really around anymore? Or like Holly mentioned, probably just a school-book.

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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2006, 07:25:43 PM »
it probably was a school book
they were the imperial children. i think they were required to learn arithmetic and science.
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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2007, 03:18:06 PM »
i heard she read a book something callled the millionaire girl am i right

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Re: Anastasia; a reader
« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2007, 10:53:31 PM »
I've only heard about her reading it on, "My Name is Anastasia", but I've never heard it anywhere else. I do know that other members of the family (can't remember who) read it because I read it in letters.
"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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