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    Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome (CD-Audio) By (author) Robert Harris, Read by Simon Jones

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    DescriptionFrom the bestselling author of "Pompeii" comes the most provocative and brilliant novel of Rome and its power struggles since "I, Claudius." Of all the great figures of the Roman world, none was more fascinating or charismatic than Marcus Cicero, the greatest orator of all time, who at the age of twenty-seven was determined to attain imperium -- supreme power in the state. At his side was the everpresent Tiro, the confidential secretary and slave, whose celebrated biography of his master was lost in the Dark Ages. "Imperium" is the re-creation of Tiro's vanished masterpiece, recounting in vivid detail the story of Cicero's extraordinary quest for glory. Tiro's cautionary tale begins on a cold November morning, when he opens the door to a terrified stranger, a victim of Sicily's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The stranger's arrival sets in motion a chain of events that will eventually propel Tiro's master into one of the most suspenseful courtroom dramas in history, pitting Cicero against some of the most powerful and intimidating figures of his -- or any other -- age: Pompey, Caesar, Crassus, and the many other powerful Romans who changed history. Robert Harris, the world's master of innovative historical fiction, lures us into a violent, treacherous world of Roman politics at once exotically different from and yet startlingly similar to our own -- a world of Senate intrigue and electoral corruption, special prosecutors and political adventurism -- to describe how one clever, compassionate, devious, vulnerable man fought to reach the top.


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    Title
    Imperium
    Subtitle
    A Novel of Ancient Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Harris, Read by Simon Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 153 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 313 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743555159
    ISBN 10: 0743555155
    Classifications

    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    Ingram Subject Code: JF
    BIC subject category V2: FHP
    Libri: I-JF
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC037000
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
    Publication date
    19 September 2006
    Review quote
    "Harris's zest for political machinations serves the material well." -- "The Washington Post"