L uscious and scrupulous is a difficult combination to pull off, but stacy schiff does so in her life of cleopatra in addition, she has a tartness to match the standards of cleo's handmaiden. Exciting novel imagines the life of cleopatra's daughter read common sense media's cleopatra's moon review, age rating, and parents guide book review by. The book is, of course, populated by numerous interesting folks, cicero, pompey, cleopatra, mark antony, servilia, brutus, cato, and lots more, all of whom are provided short, but interesting and often insightful portraits.
Cleopatra: a life, however, is a more complex portrait of a clever, powerful woman who reinstates herself as the leader of egypt after being driven out of alexandria by her brother, ptolemy xiii there's plenty of plotting, deal making, murder, war, and incestual royal marriages. Spotte used stacy schiff's cleopatra: a life along with arthur weigall's the life and times of cleopatra queen of egypt by arthur weigall as key references schiff's book was the one i heard referenced over and over in the history podcasts i delved into. Book reviews music theatre & performance the author of cleopatra: a life, welcome to the globe and mail's comment community this is a space where subscribers can engage with each. Cleopatra rules the amazing life of the original teen queen by vicky alvear shecter is sure to be a hit with anyone who is interested in learning more about the real story of cleopatra, her life, and the times she lived in.
Many know the story of cleopatra, but few know of her daughter, cleopatra selene, whose wholly dark life is captured in vicky alvear shecter's cleopatra's moona daughter of egypt and rome, cleopatra selene faces the world after the fall of her parents, the collapse of her kingdom and her capture and confinement (along with her brothers) in the emperor octavianus' palace. Summary: cleopatra is a richly written biography, gleaming with the decadence of alexandria and drawing together a huge amount of research to delve into the mystery of cleopatra this book is a must read for those with a desire to discover the truth about the woman who is arguably the most famous queen who ever lived. Review of stacy schiff's cleopatra she skims over the surface of cleopatra's life like some a lotus on the nile (rt book reviews.
This week: stacy schiff discusses her new biography, cleopatra: a life julie just looks back on her five years as the book review's children's books editor julie bosman has notes from the field and jennifer schuessler has best-seller news sam tanenhaus is the host (podcast archive. Cleopatra: a life audio cd - bargain price, sep 6 2011 by stacy schiff (author), robin miles (reader) 39 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews. I enjoyed reading the novel, cleopatra, a life, because it provided much information about cleopatra and her life journey in my opinion, the book does take time to read because the book provides all the details of cleopatra that is put into it. Eight stars beginning a month (or forty days) of biographies, i thought i would work through this buddy read in her biography of cleopatra, schiff takes the reader along a winding adventure into the world before the common era, where actions to unite came at the cost of land and life, both bloody endeavours.
Cleopatra: a life more than fulfilled this wish what i knew about cleopatra before i read this book came from long ago college classes, the movie with elizabeth taylor, and a viewing of the play about her and antony at a shakespeare festival. Book review: geisha, a life posted on october 6, 2014 the book recounts iwasaki's geisha training and career in the 1960's and 1970's, and she. A review of stacy schiff's cleopatra: a life buy it from my book depository affiliate link: . I felt that although it became clear fairly early on in the book that i was not going to find a 'true' life of cleopatra, i did get an incredibly detailed account of the world she lived in, and the persona she created for herself.
Cleopatra's daughter - book review but few readers are as familiar with the story which followed antony and cleopatra's suicidesthat of the life of. Read quicklet on cleopatra: a life by stacy schiff (cliffnotes-like book summary) by taryn nakamura with rakuten kobo stacy schiff's cleopatra: a life is a book that recounts the facts and dispels the myths surrounding the egyptian queen. Antony and cleopatra, by colleen mccullough the tragic story of antony and cleopatra comes to life in this well-researched novel about one of the most compelling periods of roman history large print reviews. Book review: cleopatra's heir by gillian bradshaw posted on august 13, 2016 by sammicoxwriter cleopatra's heir is a what if tale, an alternative history documenting what might have happened to king ptolemy caesar, or caesarion, if he had escaped being murdered by the victorious romans after the conquest of egypt.
Review: romance, tragedy, and love, these are all words that describe cleopatra's daughter by michelle moran selene starts the story at 12 years old, but gets older as the story goes on selene starts the story at 12 years old, but gets older as the story goes on. Many of us know of the life of cleopatra through the plays of shakespeare and george bernard shaw and the lush 1963 film starring richard burton and elizabeth taylor early on she is portrayed as an imp, later a seductress, a symbol of luxury and a destroyer of men she has been excoriated by. Book review: 'the chaperone,' by laura moriarty by caroline preston moriarty was inspired by the beleaguered real-life chaperone who accompanied louise on just such a trip, but she has.
Cleopatra: a life and millions of other books are available for book reviews, editors picks, and more cleopatra , the life - this book transported me into a. Sunday book review | femme fatale search subscribe now log in 0 settings close search site search navigation mostly, schiff says of cleopatra: a life, i have restored. Cleopatra'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. Cleopatra vii: daughter of the nile, egypt, 57 bc cleopatra lives a life filled with opulence and mystery hardcover, 4 book reviews.