ISBN 9780753539569,Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Author:

Stacy Schiff

Publisher:

Random House

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ISBN 9780753539569
Publisher

Random House

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780753539569

ISBN-10 075353956X
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Autobiography: general

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. About the Author Stacey Schiff is a Pulitzer Prize winning biographer. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review and The Times Literary Supplement and she has also received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2000 Schiff won the Pulitzer Prize for her biography of Vera Nabokov. She was also a finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Saint-Exup?ry: A Biography about Antoine de Saint Exup?ry. In 2006 she received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in New York City and Edmonton, Alberta.

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