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I, Claudius - Robert Graves
I, Claudius
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Despised for his weakness and regarded by his family as little more than a stammering fool, the nobleman Claudius quietly survives the intrigues, bloody purges and mounting cruelty of the imperial Roman dynasties. In "I, Claudius", he watches from the sidelines to record the reigns of its... show more
Despised for his weakness and regarded by his family as little more than a stammering fool, the nobleman Claudius quietly survives the intrigues, bloody purges and mounting cruelty of the imperial Roman dynasties. In "I, Claudius", he watches from the sidelines to record the reigns of its emperors: from the wise Augustus and his villainous wife Livia to the sadistic Tiberius and the insane excesses of Caligula. Written in the form of Claudius' autobiography, this is the first part of Robert Graves' brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome, and stands as one of the most celebrated, gripping historical novels ever written.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141188591 (0141188596)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 396
Edition language: English
Series: Claudius (#1)
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0
Updated Review - Reheard after listening to Holland's book about the family. So fun.A very good dramatization. If you are a fan of the series, this does not detract from it. It is also interesting to listen to Derek Jacobi as Augustus. It makes a nice bookend
Merle
Merle rated it
0.0 I, Claudius by Robert Graves
I'm applying the 50-page text here, and abandoning it at least for now. I'm just not into it; it's too much a history lesson, without bringing its characters to life enough to draw me in regardless. Also, it rubbed me the wrong way by spending what felt like the majority of those first 50 pages slam...
TheBrainintheJar
TheBrainintheJar rated it
5.0 Robert Graves - I, Claudius
Game of Thrones is crap. There are very few positive things you can say about it. Martin’s prose is clunky and the story goes nowhere. Any little character development that he had gets lost. There is something engrossing in a huge drama of constant betrayals, violence, sex and powerful people. The p...
The Book-Addled Brain
The Book-Addled Brain rated it
4.0 Audiobook Review: I, Claudius by Robert Graves
I, Claudius - Robert Graves This was my first experience with an audiobook, and I enjoyed it very much! I liked the fact that the various characters were voiced by a variety of actors. It felt like listening to a play instead of hearing a narrator read a book aloud. Can't wait to get my hands on ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.0 A fictional autobiography of a Roman emperor
Well, here is another historical novel that I actually quite enjoyed, but that may be because, unlike most historical novels that deal with fictional characters placed in an historical time period, this deals with real characters, namely the Imperial Family from the establishment of the empire to th...
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