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    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Pt. 1 (Audio cassette) By (author) Edward Gibbon, Read by Philip Madoc, Read by Neville Jason, By (composer) Robert Schumann, By (composer) Joachim Raff


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    Description'I set out upon Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" [and] was immediately dominated by both the story and the style, ' recalled Winston Churchill. 'I devoured Gibbon. I rode triumphantly through it from end to end and enjoyed it all....I was not even estranged by his naughty footnotes.' In the two centuries since its completion, Gibbon's magnum opus -- which encompasses some 1,300 years as it swings across Europe, North Africa, and Asia -- has refused to go the way of many 'classics' and grow musty on the shelves. 'Gibbon is a landmark and a signpost -- a landmark of human achievement: and a signpost because the social convulsions of the Roman Empire as described by him sometimes prefigure and indicate convulsions which shake the whole world today, ' wrote E.M. Forster. Never far below the surface of the magnificent narrative lies the author's wit and sweeping irony, exemplified by Gibbon's famous definition of history as 'little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.'

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    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Pt. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward Gibbon, Read by Philip Madoc, Read by Neville Jason, By (composer) Robert Schumann, By (composer) Joachim Raff
    Physical properties
    Format: Audio cassette
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 448 g
    ISBN 13: 9789626345719
    ISBN 10: 9626345713

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC20: 937.06
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T General Subject: 142
    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 November 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Hong Kong