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Cleopatra: Queen, Lover, Legend

Cleopatra: Queen, Lover, Legend [Kindle Edition]

Lucy Hughes-Hallett
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"Her book has as much in common with Antonia Fraser's Boadicea... It comes, I feel, still closer to Marina's Warner's Monuments and Maidens in its mood and in its spirit, in its careful relation of the visual and verbal. It is a book which builds up pictures in the mind" (Fiona MacCarthy Observer)

"Lucy Hughes-Hallett... throws a searching light on two thousand years of male erotic fantasy" (Joan Smith New Statesman)

"Richly entertaining and thought-provoking... a fascinating and humorous work... Every Antony should read it" (Times Literary Supplement)

"Lucy Hughes-Hallett's brilliant and discursive study of Cleopatra" (Antonia Fraser Sunday Times)

"The world's most famous beauty, for whom the world was well lost, turns out to have been less of a siren, more of a Caesar, in Lucy Hughes-Hallett's entertaining and thoughtful study" (Marina Warner Independent on Sunday)

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'This is a gripping book... A fascinating account of the way in which succeeding generations have seen Cleopatra; as virtuous suicide, inefficient housewife, exuberant lover, professional courtesan, scheming manipulator, femme fatale, incarnation of Isis and bimbo' - Economist

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4721 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; New Ed edition (30 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0093JKVIA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #466,595 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Lucy Hughes-Hallett's latest book is The Pike - Gabriele d'Annunzio: Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War, which has won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Costa Biography Award, the Duff Cooper Prize, and the Paddy Power Political Biography of the Year Award.
Lucy's previous books are Heroes: A History of Hero Worship and Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams, and Distortions (Fawcett Prize, Emily Toth Award). She has written on books, theatre and television for most of the leading British newspapers. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

She lives in London.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating story of a fascinating great lady 14 May 2013
By dms
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a terrific read being the real story of a usually mythical creature. On the one hand telling the story as set in history with an understanding of the problems a real queen faced in real life and on the other getting somewhere near, it would seem, to the person underneath.
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