Afternoon of an Autocrat is the story of a village community and the people both high and low who belong to it, the warp and weft of whose interests, fortunes and misfortunes weave a background for the two main plots that intertwine and stand out like master-patterns in a Persian carpet. The period is the close of the 18th century when a great stirring of social and economic unrest was forcing changes on all classes..." Hardcover, with dust jacket in good condition. I live in Linwood, and have a store front where I store what I have for sale on Kijiji. Let me know if you'd like to arrange pick-up at Linwood, or at another location, possibly where I go for groceries, in north Waterloo or Elmira. Please let the pictures describe the item, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me. Check out my many other listings and thanks for looking.