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Cleopatra By Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Cleopatra by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

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Summary

'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

Cleopatra Summary

Cleopatra: Queen, Lover, Legend by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

'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

Cleopatra Reviews

"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 *

About Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Lucy Hughes-Hallett is a cultural historian and critic. She is the author of this book and of Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen, and is currently at work on a book on Gabriele d'Annunzio and the origins of fascism. She reviews regularly for the Sunday Times Books Section.

Additional information

GOR003346093
Cleopatra: Queen, Lover, Legend by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2006-08-03
432
1844139379
9781844139378
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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