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    DescriptionCleopatra's palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Stacy Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order, a generation before the birth of Christ. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff's is a luminous reconstruction of a dazzling life.


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    Title
    Cleopatra
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stacy Schiff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753539569
    ISBN 10: 075353956X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Libri: ENGM2000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000, HIS002030
    DC22: 932.021092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAE
    Libri: CLEO7000, KLEO5000
    BIC subject category V2: CVN
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, DNBR, NHC, NHG, NHHA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations, maps (some col.)
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Virgin Books
    Publication date
    07 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Stacey Schiff is a Pulitzer Prize winning biographer. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review and The Times Literary Supplement and she has also received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2000 Schiff won the Pulitzer Prize for her biography of Vera Nabokov. She was also a finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Saint-Exupery: A Biography about Antoine de Saint Exupery. In 2006 she received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in New York City and Edmonton, Alberta.
    Review quote
    "Under [Schiff's] pen, the mirage of Cleopatra shimmers down the deserts of time and suddenly stands before us, in new and thrilling sharp focus ... full of well researched context and much learned speculation" -- Jan Moir Daily Mail "We see a great queen painted in dazzling colours in the twilight of a dazzling kingdom ... new life is breathed into an indisputably authentic icon" Sunday Times "An inspired combination of carefully parsed texts, new research and pulse-quickening descriptive writing ... formidable and spellbinding achievement" Guardian "[Schiff] has done her homework and writes elegantly and wittily, creating truly evocative word pictures." Independent "Schiff has produced a highly literary, imaginative, coherent narrative, "restoring context" to the sources she delves into in an intelligent way. Her writing is energetic, evocative... She also has an unerring nose for what is interesting" Daily Telegraph