47 fanariote stories about loves and bizarre passions: true events, historical facts, a Romanian imaginary and an epic formula branded by Doina Ruști. Plus vintage illustrations.
The end of July, in Bucharest. It's 1795. The plague has been haunting for many months and the city is deserted. All measures were taken: the slaves from the boyar courts were sent to the estates, outside the city, and the beggars, numbering 122, were forcibly taken to the monasteries.
In this atmosphere, things happen, murders, but also loves
The Weird Love Stories from Phanariot Bucharest, Litera, 2022