The Elgin Affair: The True Story of the Greatest Theft in History (Paperback)Theodore Vrettos (author)
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 20/10/2011
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Almost two hundred years after they were "purchased" from Greece, the finest and most famous marbles of antiquity still remain a burning issue. This compelling, controversial story of the Elgin marbles re-creates in full and colorful detail "the greatest art theft in history," a steamy tale of obsession, intrigue, adultery, and ruin. As the British ambassador to the Sublime Porte in Constantinople, Lord Elgin encountered in his endeavors some of the most famous names of nineteenth-century history: Napoleon, Sultan Selim III, Lord Nelson, Lord Byron, and Keats. Drawing on original source material-letters, diaries, official government reports, and memoranda, Vrettos brilliantly brings to life these fascinating stories.
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 325 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 155 mm
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