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The October Horse: A Novel of Caesar and Cleopatra
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date November 20, 2007
Pages 792
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781416566656
ISBN-10 1416566651
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.92 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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Summary
The sixth volume in a series that follows the final days of the Roman Republic explores the love affair between Julius Caesar and the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, the assassination of Caesar by those who fear his rise to power, Cleopatra's relationship with Mark Antony, and the struggle for power in the aftermath of Caesar's death that leads to the rise of the Roman Empire. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: With her renowned storytelling gifts in full force, Colleen McCullough delivers a breathtaking novel that proves once again that she is the top historical novelist of our time.

Grand in scope and vivid in detail, McCullough's gripping narrative thrusts readers headlong into the complex and fascinating world of Rome in the tumultuous last days of the Republic. At the height of his power, Gaius Julius Caesar becomes embroiled in a civil war in Egypt, where he finds himself enraptured by Cleopatra, the nation's golden-eyed queen. To do his duty as a Roman, however, he must forsake his love and return to the capital to rule.

Though Caesar's grip on power seems unshakable, the political landscape is treacherous -- the returning hero has no obvious successor, and his legacy seems to be the prize for any man with the courage and cunning to fell Rome's laurelled leader. Caesar's jealous enemies masquerade as friends and scheme to oust the autocrat from power and restore true republican government to Rome. But as the plot races to its dramatic conclusion, it becomes clear that with the stakes this high, no alliance is sacred and no motives are pure.

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Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (November 20, 2007)
9781416566656 | details & prices | 792 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.92 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The sixth volume in a series that follows the final days of the Roman Republic explores the love affair between Julius Caesar and the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, the assassination of Caesar by those who fear his rise to power, Cleopatra's relationship with Mark Antony, and the struggle for power in the aftermath of Caesar's death that leads to the rise of the Roman Empire.
1 poc edition from Pocket Books (November 1, 2003)
9780671024208 | details & prices | 1136 pages | 4.00 × 8.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.16 lbs | List price $7.99
About: A novel of the final days of the Roman Republic explores the love affair between Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, the assassination of Caesar, and the struggle for power that leads to the rise of the Roman Empire.
1 poc edition from Pocket Books (November 1, 2003)
9780671024208 | details & prices | 1136 pages | 4.00 × 8.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.16 lbs | List price $7.99
About: A novel of the final days of the Roman Republic explores the love affair between Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, the assassination of Caesar, and the struggle for power that leads to the rise of the Roman Empire.
Miscellaneous
from Simon & Schuster (November 26, 2002)
9780743214698 | details & prices | 800 pages | List price $13.99

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