The Memoirs of Cleopatra
Bestselling novelist Margaret George brings to life the glittering kingdom of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, in this luch, sweeping, and richly detailed saga. Told in Cleopatra's own voice, this is a mesmerizing tale of ambition, passion, and betrayl, which begins when the twenty-year-old queen... show more
Bestselling novelist Margaret George brings to life the glittering kingdom of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, in this luch, sweeping, and richly detailed saga. Told in Cleopatra's own voice, this is a mesmerizing tale of ambition, passion, and betrayl, which begins when the twenty-year-old queen seeks out the most powerful man in the world, Julius Caesar, and does not end until, having survived the assassination of Caesar and the defeat of the second man she loves, Marc Antony, she plots her own death rather than be paraded in triumph through the streets of Rome.Most of all, in its richness and authenticity, it is an irresistible story that reveals why Margaret George's work has been widely acclaimed as "the best kind of historical novel, one the reader can't wait to get lost in." (San Francisco Chronicle).
Publish date: May 15th 1998
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 964
Edition language: English
George's first published novel, The Autobiography of Henry VIII is one of my all time favorite historical novels. Both that book and The Memoirs of Cleopatra are doorstopper monsters, almost a thousand pages in length. Yet the Henry VIII book was riveting, just flew by and was very moving. I gave it...
An interesting and involved story of Cleopatra and her life and loves. Sometimes too much detail and the book is weighty. You can see how Margaret George got herself very involved in the character and the situation in the world. I did enjoy it but felt it was a bit long and occasionally could be a...
I started reading this, then realized no matter how interesting Cleopatra's life was, it's not worth reading a 900+ page book by Margaret George. Her Autobiography of Henry VIII was admirable in the obvious research that went into it, but in retrospect, the plot and characters were just so bland. An...
3.5-4 stars.The first half of the book was decently paced, and interesting. I understand it takes place from Cleopatra's first person perspective, and I understand it's historical fiction, so anything I questioned or thought to be wrong could just be taken that way, but it just felt like it was wr...
This was long, very long. The beginning was very promising and gave some good historical detail as to the Ptolemy family and the politics of the time. There just wasn't enough "meat" and it felt like we were along for the ride in Cleo's head. Towards the end, the battle scenes were just too detailed...