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    Cleopatra: A Life (CD-Audio) By (author) Stacy Schiff, Read by Robin Miles

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    DescriptionHer palace shimmered with gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Cleopatra, the wealthiest ruler of her time and one of the most powerful women in history, was a canny political strategist, a brilliant manager, a tough negotiator, and the most manipulative of lovers. Although her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. At only 18 years old, Cleopatra was already one of history's most remarkable figures: the Queen of Egypt. A lethal political struggle with her brother marked her early adulthood and set the tone for the rest of her life; a relationship with Julius Caesar, forged while under siege in her palace, launched her into a deadly mix of romance and strategy; a pleasure cruise down the Nile followed, a child, and a trip to Rome, which ended in Cleopatra's flight. After Caesar's brutal murder, she began a nine-year affair with Mark Antony, with whom she had three more children. Antony and Cleopatra's alliance and attempt to forge a new empire spelled both their ends. The subject of gossip and legend, veneration and speculation in her lifetime, Cleopatra fascinated the world right up to her death. In the 2000 years since, myths about the last Queen of Egypt have been fueled by Shakespeare, Dryden, and Shaw, who put words in her mouth, and by Michelangelo, Delacroix, and Elizabeth Taylor, who put a face to her name. In "Cleopatra," Pulitzer prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff accomplishes a feat that has eluded artists and writers for centuries: capturing fully the operatic life of an exceptionally seductive and powerful woman, whose death ushered in a new world order.


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    Title
    Cleopatra
    Subtitle
    A Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stacy Schiff, Read by Robin Miles
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 145 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 327 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781607887010
    ISBN 10: 1607887010
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: BGA, HBLA, JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A40303000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    DC22: 932/.021092
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC classification: DT92.7 .S35 2010C
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Hachette Audio
    Imprint name
    Hachette Audio
    Publication date
    01 November 2010
    Review quote
    SAINT-EXUPERY (1994):