e-Book Cleopatra download

e-Book Cleopatra download

by Henry Rider Haggard

ISBN: 0559097654
ISBN13: 978-0559097652
Language: English
Publisher: BiblioLife (April 30, 2009)
Pages: 316
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

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The story is set in the Ptolemaic era of Ancient Egyptian history and revolves around the survival of a dynasty bloodline protected by the Priesthood of Isis.

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My dear Mother, I have for a long while hoped to be allowed to dedicate some book of mine to you, and now I bring you this work, because whatever its shortcomings, and whatever judgment may be passed upon it by yourself and others, it is yet the one I should wish you to accept.

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By. H. Rider Haggard. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. Set in the Ptolemaic era the story revolves around the survival of a dynastic bloodline protected by the Priesthood of Isis. And the one that, over 30 years ago, got me hooked on Sir Henry Rider Haggard. No novel has ever moved me more! Upvote (0).

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Cleopatra - Henry Rider Haggard. It was impossible, seeing these things, to avoid the conclusion that the mummy before us had moved with violence since it was put in the coffin. Him very funny mummy. Him not mafish" when him go in there,' said Ali.

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This is a rousing yarn that comports pretty well with much of the admittedly sketchy historical record. It is told from the viewpoint of a hidden prince of the pre-Ptolemaic Egyptiian royal family who is chosen as the champion of the old religion and the old nobility. He is required to insinuate himself into Cleopatra's court and overthrow her, but alas, he is fascinated by her, and then betrayed by a woman whose love he spurns. The main story then begins, with his path to redemption told along with the the more familiar tale of Antony and Cleopatra. This is a rich, complex tale, with good characterization, including the fascinating and ultimately doomed queen. Highly recommended for its verve and color, as well as a strong narrative drive. One of H. Rider Haggard's best.

Generally, I enjoy H. Rider Haggard. But I felt that there was entirely too much 'filler' in the form of worshipful praise for the Egyptian Gods. It became tedious and I almost stopped reading before I finished. I'll still read other H. Rider Haggard novels.

The other reviewer did a great job. I agree totally. Normally I would not be attracted to another story about Cleopatra, but I love Haggard's novels, his writing style, character development. I bought this for my Kindle and was surprised at the wonder, complex, multi-dimensional story. Hard to put down. Characters come alive and you experience the mysteries of ancient Egypt. Haggard is a first class writer. Tolkein read Haggard as a boy. This is one I will re-read from time to time. No longer copywrited, I got it for 99 cents for my Kindle.

Haggard presents the familiar tale of Antony and Cleopatra through the eyes of a rival who seeks Egypt's throne but falls, unrequited, under her spell. The story appears on rolls of papyrus found in the protagonist's tomb. As a result, Haggard abandons his typical prose for a biblical style. After adjusting to it, I thought the formal writing enhanced the story.

This novel begins with grand adventure. Someone is sneaking into an Egyptian tomb, confronting a mummy, and looking for secrets. It reminds me of the scene where the main character in another adventure thriller lowers himself into the tomb of a long-dead Arab sheik. I don't remember the name of it. But it's probably from the same time period. It seems that the Victorian and Edwardian eras had all the really good stuff. Everything since then has been only a shadow of former glory when it comes to novels, especially adventure, mystery, and thriller novels. Everything now is gritty. Back then it was romantic.
by Linda Cargill, author of Key to Lawrence

This is the epic story of the pharaoh who never was. The story of Harmachis and Cleopatra is vivid and intense, and involves love gone wrong in so many ways.

With the exception of a short prologue, the entire book is given as a translation of three ancient scrolls. Here's a sentence, to give you an idea of the style: "Then in life mayst thou be wretched, and after death may Osiris refuse thee, and the judges of Amenti give judgment against thee, and Set and Sekhet torment thee, till such time as thy sin is purged and the Gods of Egypt, called by strange names, are once more worshipped in the Temples of Egypt, and the Staff of the Oppressor is broken, and the footsteps of the Foreigner are swept clean, and the thing is accomplished as thou in thy weakness shalt cause it to be done." It gives the story a certain Biblical weightiness, and isn't as intrusive as it might seem, but be prepared. That aside, it's a great character study of strong personalities against a violent historical backdrop.

When I originally downloaded this book I just thought it was a biography of Cleopatra. Little did I know that once I started reading this novel I would be completely captivated by the story.

This story has betrayal, romance, intrigue, murder plots, tormented passion, unrequited love and a lust for vengeance. To be honest it is almost biblical. Henry Rider Haggard had a deep understanding of Egyptian religion and some things surprised me as they seemed to mirror Christian religious elements.

Henry Rider Haggard artfully captures the time and place of ancient Egypt. There are beautifully descriptive passages that lure the mind as well as the heart. The descriptions of luxury and grandeur are a pleasure to read. You may however think that the main character telling the story, Harmachis, is a fool to fall for the seductive and deceitful Cleopatra while honest love waits patiently for him.

The ending of this story is a little abrupt, however it is an exciting adventure with many twists and turns of fate. Just as long as you don't start believing in Isis you should be fine.

~The Rebecca Review

I love both historical fiction as well as not fiction. This was very interresting book but very hard one to read. It is written in old style English which gives it wonderfull authenticity yet is so hard to read. Lucky for me that the kindle has such a convenient dictionary given that English is my second language. That said, I realy liked the book and I glad I was able to finish it. I recomend it to all who are interrested history and/or world religions.

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