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I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« on: May 31, 2005, 07:10:53 PM »
Okay.

I forget where I saw this, possibly here, and I was wondering if anyone knew if this was actually about Anastasia's life, or about Anna Anderson.  I found some place that said this:

"Here is the fully documented autobiography of the Grand-Duchess Anastasia, youngest daughter of the last Tsar of all the Russias, the only survivor when he and his family were shot by the Bolsheviks in July 1918. In 1928 Anastasia was invited to the United States where a limited company was formed to establish her identity. Further quarrels among its promoters and vaious would-be patrons led to her being forced into a mental home and eventually back to Germany. However, she was declared sane, and her story reveals a sincerity and courage worthy of the royal upbringing which she claims."

If so, is this book even any good?

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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2005, 07:47:44 PM »
It's about Anna Anderson, written by some German fellow.  I saw it once in a library and skimmed it, and laughed a lot.  So get it perhaps for the amusement value. :)

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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2005, 07:55:52 PM »
lol! That figures. ::)

Well, if I'll get some laughs from it, perhaps I will still get it.  Sometimes something that is supposed to be realistic and serious but turns out humorous is refreshing.  I saw one listed and it said it's author was THE Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna. :D  

Too bad OTMAA didn't live long enough to write autobiographies or memoirs. :(
 
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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005, 05:02:40 AM »
well you believe that she was anastasia, then its a good book ;)
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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2005, 11:38:06 AM »
Hi!

I happened to get the book, only recently from online book store!

I guess the first page of the book is interesting, "Why has God punished me so hard? I often think of this, wondering what ill I can have done. Of course I was often naughty as a child, but surely not vicious."  All the sentences of this book might sound like Anna Anderson's lively voice.  

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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2005, 12:16:41 PM »
When you finish is, tell me if it is any good, because I don't know if I even want to get it now... :-/

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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2005, 03:48:17 PM »
Wasn't there another "autobiography" out there at one time (not by Anna Anderson), from another one of the "claimants."  It was actually written by the woman, but she was proved to be false (I think Life or Look Magazine had a story on her back in the 1950s or 1960s, and the discovered AFTER the article was published that it wasn't REALLY AN - duh!).

Can't remember the name of the book, but I saw it, again, at the local library a few years ago. >:(

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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2005, 03:59:29 PM »
Elisabeth--are you talking about Eugenia Smith?

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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2005, 04:01:52 PM »
Yes, that's her!  Thanks, Lanie!

I wonder what ever happened to her?  I would assume she died a number of years ago, but after she was "found out," no one was interested in her again!   ;)

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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2005, 05:07:24 PM »
I think she died in the 1990s... there's some thread about her in the Claimants board.  Laura Mabee typed out the article from LIFE for us, it's quite amusing!!

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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2005, 05:14:52 PM »
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I think she died in the 1990s... there's some thread about her in the Claimants board.  Laura Mabee typed out the article from LIFE for us, it's quite amusing!!


Well, arn't most claimant's stories amusing? ;) (No offense to those who are, I just don't believe any of the IF survived.)
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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2005, 05:33:47 PM »
They most certainly are, Shvybz! ;)  I don't see how ANYONE, no matter how romantic their inclinations are, could believe someone survived all that.  Oh well.  This is why I try to stay away from all the claimant threads since they annoy me.  ???

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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2005, 05:48:38 PM »
Well, I like to read them when I'm bored.  Except on most there are quite a few arguements. :-/
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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2005, 12:10:06 PM »
I read a tongue in cheek one once, that was funny. Then all the "serious" claimants got a bit tetchy :D

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Re: I, Anastasia: an Autobiography
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2005, 09:20:40 AM »
It sounds funny. ;D :D