Stock Image

Dictator (Cicero Trilogy)

Harris, Robert

Published by Hutchinson
ISBN 10: 1786330164 / ISBN 13: 9781786330161
New / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 5
From Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
List Price:
Price: 24.94
Convert Currency
Shipping: 0
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details


Title: Dictator (Cicero Trilogy)

Publisher: Hutchinson

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Description:

There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero's life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. Series: Cicero Trilogy. Num Pages: 464 pages. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 3D; FV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 240 x 156. . . 2015. Limited, signed and numbered (1000 copies). Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781786330161

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
4.32 avg rating
(4,374 ratings)

Synopsis: "Laws are silent in times of war." (Cicero). There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero's life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. His comeback requires wit, skill and courage - and for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome. But politics is never static and no statesman, however cunning, can safeguard against the ambition and corruption of others. Riveting and tumultuous, Dictator encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man - a hero for his time and for ours. This is an unforgettable tour de force from a master storyteller.

Review: "Triumphant, compelling and deeply moving?the finest fictional treatment of Ancient Rome in the English language. They are distinguished by the mastery of the sources, sympathetic imagination, political intelligence and narrative skill?It?s a wonderful, dramatic, story, wonderfully told" (Scotsman Allan Massie)

"Robert Harris?s Cicero trilogy ends in grand style?the culmination of 12 years work and a remarkable literary achievement" ( Observer)

"The book works?more than that; at times it sings? Thrillers are supposed to thrill, but few really do raise your heart rate and short-circuit your critical faculties?Exhilarating?This trilogy deserves the highest compliment that can be paid to a work of historical fiction" ( The Times)

"Robert Harris completes his wonderful trilogy based on the life of Cicero. I haven?t enjoyed Roman history more since Robert Graves?s I, Claudius" (Anthony Horowitz Guardian, Book of the Year)

"Harris?s fascination with politics galvanises his impressive knowledgeableness into compulsive fiction" (Peter Kemp The Sunday Times, Books of the Year)

"Harris is brilliant at the political then-as-now, giving Caesar with a hint of Blair ? and also of Thatcher" (Peter Stothard Spectator)

"Staying close to the sources, Harris picks his way masterfully through Cicero?s personal and political dilemmas?superb?does full justice to one of Rome?s most interesting complex and humane statesmen, whose pragmatic political treatises proved so influential during the renaissance and enlightenment" ( Evening Standard)

"Harris skilfully navigates these fraught years in Cicero?s life ? Dictator triumphs" ( The New Stateman)

"A superior historical thriller" (Fiona Wilson The Times, Books of the Year)

"Harris? version of Cicero is a tremendous creation" ( Independent)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Seller a Question]

Bookseller: Kennys Bookstore
Address: Olney, MD, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 09 October 2009
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. For any queries please use the contact seller link or send an email to books@kennys.ie,

Conor Kenny


Shipping Terms:

All books securely packaged. Some books ship from Ireland.


Store Description: We carry a comprehensive range of out of print and rare books.