Russia Revisited

FROSSIA — E. M. Almedingen — Harcourt Brace ($2.50).

Edith Almedingen was born in St. Petersburg 46 years ago. Her autobiography, Tomorrow Will Come, was a slight, delicate and frightening record of her first 24 years. It began with a poetic evocation of St. Petersburg, ended with her escape to Italy—a steppingstone to her home in England, where she landed in 1923, "tired, ill, and more than uncertain of the future."

Frossia is the story of a girl who remained. A Russian chronicle of 358 pages, it is a documentary novel as solid and as...

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