THE OCTOBER HORSE A Novel of Caesar and Cleoparta

By: McCullough, Colleen

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Publisher's black cloth over red boards, gilt lettering on spine. Maps on endpapers. Illustrated with B&W portraits and maps by the author. Includes extensive Glossary. This is the sixth 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. In this sixth volume, Gaius Julius Caesar is at the height of his stupendous career. When he becomes embroiled in a civil war between Egypt's King Ptolemy and Queen Cleopatra, he finds himself torn between the fascinations of a remarkable woman and his duty as a Roman. Though he must leave Cleopatra, she remains a force in his life as a lover and as the mother of his only son. Caesar, now dictator of Rome, is determined not to be worshipped as a god, nor to be crowned king, but his unique circumstances make it appear otherwise. Caesar's enemies, masquerading as friends, plot to destroy him. Among these traitors are his cousin, Marc Antony, the jealous Gaius Cassius, and his long-time mistress Servilia's son, Marcus Brutus. All of them owe everything to Caesar, and all betray him. With her extraordinary knowledge of Roman history, Colleen McCullough brings Caesar to life as no one has ever done before. She surrounds him with an enormous and vivid cast of historical characters, characters like Cleopatra, who call to us from beyond the centuries, for McCullough's genius is to make them live again. "The October Horse" brings to life the passion, genius and tragedy of an incomparable man. 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). . First Edition, First Printing, with unclipped dust jacket. This is a new, unopened copy in perfect condition. Brief gift inscription on preliminary page, else as new. NEAR FINE/AS NEW. . Masters of Rome Series. Vol. 6. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 792 pp

Title: THE OCTOBER HORSE A Novel of Caesar and Cleoparta

Author Name: McCullough, Colleen

Illustrator: Illustrated by Colleen McCullough

Categories: Roman History, Sold, Historical Fiction,

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 2002

ISBN Number: 0684853310

ISBN Number 13: 9780684853314

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine in As New dust jacket

Seller ID: 3158

Keywords: Fiction Historical Fiction Roman History Caius Julius Caesar