By: McCullough, Colleen

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Inscribed by the author on the half-title. Publisher's maroon cloth over cream boards, gilt lettering on spine. Map and Chronology on endpapers. Illustrated with 14 B&W portraits and 14 maps by the author. Includes Synopses and extensive Glossary. This is the third volume in Colleen McCullough's massive Roman epic, "The Masters of Rome," a life of Gaius Julius Caesar, covering not only his career, but also the periods immediately before and after Caesar. McCullough's seven books in her "Masters of Rome" series are perhaps the finest historical novels based on Roman history that have ever been produced, and provide the reader with unequalled absorption into Roman life, suspense, excitement and minutely accurate Roman history. The events of "Fortune's Favorites" are dominated by the last years of the great general Sulla, and by Pompey, the young scion of an enormously powerful rural family. "Fortune's Favorites" is the story of Sulla's return from exile, his installation as dictator, and his startling self-imposed retirement. It details the rise of Pompey, who designates himself Magnus ("the Great") at the age of twenty-two, and determines then to leapfrog over the traditional milestones to Roman political preeminence by any means necessary. The fortunes of Sulla and Pompey are played out against a tumultuous background, punctuated by a grueling campaign to subdue rebellious elements in Spain, dangerous rumblings in the East, and the doomed slave revolt of Spartacus, whose true story is told here for modern readers for the first time. In the midst of these extraordinary, passionate, ambitious, and life-loving people, there is Julius Caesar, the greatest man of antiquity, exploding now into manhood; his priest's robes shed in a most surprising manner, he comes early to military glory and the Senate, and earns a formidable reputation as diplomat, lawyer, politician. The seeds are sown for his terrible rivalry with Pompey, and the events that will finally enable him to tower over history for all time. McCullough's seven books in her "Masters of Rome" series include "The First Man in Rome" (1990); "The Grass Crown" (1991); "Fortune's Favorites" (1993); "Caesar's Women" (1996); "Caesar" (1997); "The October Horse" (2002); and "Antony and Cleopatra" (2007). . This is a new, ununmarked copy in perfect condition, aside from the author's inscription on the half-title. The unclipped dust jacket is also in fine condition. FINE/FINE.. Masters of Rome Series. Vol. 3. Maps and Portraits. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 878 pp. Signed by Author


Author Name: McCullough, Colleen

Illustrator: Illustrated by Colleen McCullough

Categories: Historical Fiction, History, Novels, Poetry & Literature, Roman History, Biography & Memoir,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: NY, William Morrow & Company: 1968

ISBN Number: 0688093701

ISBN Number 13: 9780688093709

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 608

Keywords: Fiction Historical Mccullough