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ROMAN BLOOD (Dust Jacket Only)

Saylor, Steven

ISBN 10: 0312064543 / ISBN 13: 9780312064549
Published by St. Martin's Press, 1991
Used Condition: No Book Hardcover
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No book but the hard-to-find first issue dust jacket with $19.95 price shown. Jacket art by Barry Marcus. No library markings on the spine. A few light surface indentations (as opposed to scratches) and rubbing. At the bottom of spine a 3/16 inch closed tear. Front flap has two light creases. No edgewear to speak of but some light wrinkling in spine area. Still bright and clean with a mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 001928

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Title: ROMAN BLOOD (Dust Jacket Only)

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:No Book

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

About this title


(Mystery) Octavo (8 1/2 X 5 6/8"). Hardcover. Signed & Dated on the half-title page.

From the Publisher:

My high school Latin teacher -- Sister Ethelreda, are you out there in cyberspace? -- enthralled her class for four years with her tales of ancient Rome, from culinary trivia to the deeds of the noble generals and the great Roman patriots. It was her hope, as she said, not only to teach us this beautiful language but to be able to bring to life for us the people who formed the vibrant culture that was Rome's. I heard an echo of her words many years later when I read THE FAR ARENA, in which the protagonist wished earnestly to be able to turn a doorknob in time and find the Roman behind the door.

With Steven Saylor's mysteries, we have that Roman behind the door. Set in ancient Rome before the rise of Julius Caesar, these are not your usual cozy reads. His detective, Gordianus the Finder, seems a scruffy sort, not a noble Roman from the history books by any means, and his Rome is a rough-and-tumble place full of noisy street vendors and con artists as well as more well-to-do, upstanding citizens, a city full of gossip and intrigue and nasty politics as vicious as anything we see today. The noble Romans do appear in his books, of course, but they're a far cry from the bloodless statues who watch serenely from the covers of Latin books as students painstakingly translate their dry speeches. Marcus Tullius Cicero, for one, appears in CATILINA'S RIDDLE not as a statesman but as an underhanded schemer obsessed with destroying Lucius Sergius Catilina, who has gone down in history, rightly or wrongly, as a man who attempted to bring down the Roman Republic. You, the reader, will be left to judge.

--Margaret Sanborn, Senior Publicity Copywriter

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