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2010 1st edition; Little, Brown and Company publishers, New York; hardbound in black boards with gilt stamp lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good; pictoral endpapers.


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Inside cover:  "This is an astonishing, scrupulously researched, meticulously assembled retellingof one of the world's most famous lives - and it will beocme a classic" - Simon Winchester.


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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.

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.


CLEOPATRA, A LIFE by Stacy Schiff

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