I, Claudius : From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Paperback)

Author: Graves, Robert

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The emperor Claudius tells of his life during the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and Caligula and the events that led to his rise to power in a classic novel reconstructing ancient Rome *Author: Graves, Robert *Series Title: Vintage International *Subtitle: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 *Publication Date: 1989/10/01 *Number of Pages: 468 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780679724773
SKU 30117938
Format Paperback
ISBN10 067972477X
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 0.75T
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Robert Graves
Robert Graves lived a long, turbulent, and productive life, and was often the center of controversy. He left his first wife and four children for the poet Laura Riding, with whom he lived in Majorca, Spain for the rest of his life. His most celebrated works are probably his historical novels "I, Claudius" and "Claudius the God", written in the 1930s, and "Goodbye to All That", his memoir of his harrowing experiences in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in World War I.
"One must admire the skill with which Mr. Graves has caught the coyness of a rather whimsical old man and maintained this tone unwearingly to the last page....Mr. Graves has simply given an ingenious and painstaking imitation of a historical work translated from the Latin."
"The whole reads like a genuine human document. It gives an elaborate picture of Roman life in its brilliance and decadence, not only reconstructed with the resources of scholarship and a disciplined imagination but as seen through shrewd and generous eyes."
"Mr. Graves...has put into the mouth of the unfortunate emperor an autobiography of such learning, spirit and perspicacity that the long-dead Claudius ought...to live again."
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Annotation The subject of this renowned historical novel is the emperor Tiberius Claudius. Claudius has, essentially, seen it all between the years 44 B.C. and 54 A.D. Growing up in the house of Augustus, Claudius has a limp and a stammer, and is thought to be mentally deficient. In Graves's hands, Claudius's defects are precisely what enable him to survive the intrigue, murder, betrayal, and backstabbing of the members of the courts of Augustus, the vicious Tiberius, and the crazed and decadent Caligula. The novel was made into a BBC miniseries and broadcast to much acclaim in the U.S. as well. It was also the winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Hawthornden Prize in 1935.
Editors Note Considered an idiot because of his physical infirmities, Claudius survived the intrigues and poisonings of the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and the Mad Caligula to become emperor in 41 A.D. A masterpiece.
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