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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Stated First Edition. BRILLIANT: SCHOLARLY: LUMINOUS: RICH: DETAILED: DAZZLING: EPIC: PROFOUNDLY ORIGINAL: Winner of the PULITZER PRIZE: NEW Stated First Edition hardcover (Orig. November 2010) Possible Tenth Printing (?): NEW unclipped mylar-protected jacket w/ sharp NEW edges & corners & showing (Orig. $29.95 ) pub. price at top-right inside-front flyleaf, NEW library-durable jet-black fabric-over-boards cover w/ sharp NEW edges & corners & titles elegantly stamped in copper-gold on spine, IMMACULATE smooth-cut text-block exterior, IMPECCABLE beautifully color-illustrated end-papers on semi-gloss-laminated stock, NEW perfect binding w/ tight sheets & white-yellow checked cloth banding at spine-caps, PRISTINE interior printed w/ handsome clarity on EXCELLENT unblemished archival paper * 6.14" x 9.50" x 1.36", 0.68 kg, xiv+370 (384) pp * ABOUT THE BOOK: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt: Her palace shimmered w/ onyx, garnets, & gold, but was richer still in political & sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist & an ingenious negotiator. Though her life spanned fewer than 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first when both were teenagers. She poisoned the second. Ultimately she dispensed w/ an ambitious sister as well; incest & assassination were family specialties. Cleopatra appears to have had sex with only two men. They happen, however, to have been Julius Caesar & Mark Antony, among the most prominent Romans of the day. Both were married to other women. Cleopatra had a child w/ Caesar &--after his murder--three more with his protégé. Already she was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean; the relationship w/ Antony confirmed her status as the most influential woman of the age. The two would together attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled their ends. Cleopatra has lodged herself in our imaginations ever since. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Shakespeare & Shaw put words in her mouth. Michelangelo, Tiepolo, & Elizabeth Taylor put a face to her name. Along the way, Cleopatra's supple personality & the drama of her circumstances have been lost. In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff here boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff 's is a luminous, deeply original reconstruction of a dazzling life. * ABOUT THE AUTHOR: STACY SCHIFF is the author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, winner of the George Washington Book Prize and the Ambassador Book Award; Cleopatra: A Life, winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for biography; and most recently, The Witches: Salem, 1692. Schiff has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and named a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French Government, she lives in New York City. * SHIPPING: MNEMOSYNE carefully wraps, labels & custom-packages this fine book for FREE domestic shipment via USPS MEDIA MAIL or USPS PRIORITY MAIL for a below-cost additional fee & via USPS FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL to international destinations at our posted rates. Seller Inventory # 010076
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