Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Claudius the God - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
  • Claudius the God - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
zoom

Claudius the God - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction)
£10.99
Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 03/08/2006
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Continuing the saga begun in I, Claudius, Robert Graves's Claudius the God is a compelling fictional autobiography of the Roman emperor, published with an introduction by Barry Unsworth in Penguin Modern Classics. Claudius has survived the murderous intrigues of his predecessors to become, reluctantly, Emperor of Rome. Here he recounts his surprisingly successful reign: how he cultivates the loyalty of the army and the common people to repair the damage caused by Caligula; his relations with the Jewish King Herod Agrippa; and his invasion of Britain. But the growing paranoia of absolute power and the infidelity of his promiscuous young wife Messalina mean that his good fortune will not last forever. In this second part of Robert Graves's fictionalized autobiography, Claudius - wry, rueful, always inquisitive - brings to life some of the most scandalous and violent times in history. If you enjoyed Claudius the God, you might like Marguerite Yourcenar's Memoirs of Hadrian, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'I, Claudius and Claudius the God are an imaginative and hugely readable account of the early decades of the Roman Empire ... racy, inventive, often comic' Daily Telegraph 'One of the really remarkable books of our day, a novel of learning and imagination, fortunately conceived and brilliantly executed' The New York Times 'Graves made Roman history funny and familiar' Guardian

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141188607
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

The White Princess
Added to basket
Beloved
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Master and Commander
Added to basket
Mightier than the Sword
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Ross Poldark
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Leopard
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Other Boleyn Girl
Added to basket
The Red Queen
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Name Of The Rose
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
An Echo in the Bone
Added to basket
Edge of Eternity
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Place of Greater Safety
Added to basket
Tipping The Velvet
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Boleyn Inheritance
Added to basket
Bella Poldark
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Wars of the Roses: Trinity
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.