Antony and Cleopatra Paperback – 17 Sep 2007
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Praise for ‘Antony and Cleopatra’:
‘An irresistible read’
‘Full of passion, greed, intrigue and betrayal…a thoroughly entertaining read’
Praise for Colleen McCullough:
‘Fast-moving and immensely readable…this book is a page turner from start to finish’ Maeve Binchy
'McCullough piles on the drama' Daily Mail
'Sizzling family drama stuffed with passion, tragedy, love and sex' More
'Absorbing’ Sunday Telegraph
'Compelling, passionate and gritty' She
'Probes the depths of the human heart in a haunting, multi-layered novel' Good Book Guide
'Deliciously addictive…a classic tale of wealth and power–an engrossing read' Sainsbury's magazine
About the Author
Colleen McCullough, a neuroscientist by training, worked in various Sydney and English hospitals before settling into 10 years of research and teaching in the Department of Neurology at the Yale Medical School in the USA. In 1974 her first novel, ‘Tim’ was published in New York, followed by ‘The Thorn Birds’ in 1977 and a string of successful novels, including the Masters of Rome series. She lives in Norfolk Island, with her husband, Ric Robinson, and a cat named Shady.
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Top Customer Reviews
And corrects the notion that Antony was a great general, or that Cleopatra was beautiful.
Colleen McCullough has been one of my favourite authors, every since I read the book The First Man in Rome and then eagerly awaited the next in the series and then the next and so on. The book The October Horse was the story of Caesar and Cleopatra and now Antony and Cleopatra is a natural continuation of the Roman books. Although the story has been told many many times before and in many forms. Colleen McCullough does it in her own inimitable style, making the reader almost feel that they are beside the banks of the Nile.
Mourning the loss of her lover Caesar, the father of her only son, Cleopatra sees Mark Antony as another high ranking Roman who can support and protect her and provide more heirs. Mark Antony is bewildered. He assumed and expected to be Julius Caesar's heir, but after Caesar's murder it was his nephew Octavian who was named in the will. In many people's eyes Mark Antony was a womanizing, hard drinking brute, but he was a complex and intelligent character who was astute enough to see the benefits of his liaison with Cleopatra. Fighting, politics passion. It is all there.
If you havn't read any of Colleen's Roman novels start with the First Man in Rome and enjoy an unparalleled ride with her through the fascinating years of Early Western History. If you love reading and history you won't regret the journey for a single minute.