I, Claudius; from the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, born B.C. 10, murdered and deified A.D. 54

By: Graves, Robert

Price: $300.00

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Book Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dj


[light wear to book at extremities, binding just starting to crack between first and section signatures (with slight misalignment of first and second signatures visible at fore-edge), slight indentation and dampstain at top edge of rear cover, light foxing to top edge and fore-edge; jacket shows some wear along top and bottom edges, slight fading at spine, light soiling to rear panel]. (B&W photographs) Biographical/historical fiction at its very finest, not only a compelling read itself but also the basis for one of the most highly-regarded television adaptations of all time, the 1976 BBC production starring Derek Jacobi in the title role. The rather droll jacket blurb catches the spirit of the goings-on wonderfully: "The action is alternately strange, tragic and ludicrous, for Rome knows herself under a long-standing curse ... and has lost all moral self-control. Poison, blasphemy, treachery, incest, black magic, unnatural vice flourish. Insane cruelties are committed. Nobody seems to care." Very uncommon in the original dust jacket, by an uncredited artist who makes old Claudius look like a fairly benign guy.

Title: I, Claudius; from the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, born B.C. 10, murdered and deified A.D. 54

Author: Graves, Robert

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj) "Rand"

Categories: Fiction: Historical,

Edition: 2nd printing

Publisher: New York, Harrison Smith and Robert Haas: 1934

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 18289

Keywords: Ancient Rome Caesars Roman Empire Roman Emperors