Cleopatra

Cleopatra

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by H. Rider Haggard
     
 

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Henry Rider Haggard was a British Victorian writer known for his adventure novels set is exotic places. His writings are sympathetic to the natives. He often portrayed Africans as heroic in his stories even though the main characters are usually European. Alan Quartermain was the main character in the novel King Solomon's Mines and several sequels. Cleopatra's story

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Henry Rider Haggard was a British Victorian writer known for his adventure novels set is exotic places. His writings are sympathetic to the natives. He often portrayed Africans as heroic in his stories even though the main characters are usually European. Alan Quartermain was the main character in the novel King Solomon's Mines and several sequels. Cleopatra's story is told through the eyes of Harmachis, a priest who betrays everything holy for the love of Cleopatra and is himself later betrayed. He tells his story near the end of his life. Harmachis actually was involved with Cleopatra. She pushes him to reveal secrets of Isis (including the location of hidden treasures of the pyramids) to further her political ends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438511252
Publisher:
Standard Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/17/2009
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.56(d)

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Chapter Xv. Of The Feast Of Cleopatra; Of The Melting Of The Pearl; Of The Saying Of Harmachis; And Of Cleopatra's vow Of Love. On the third night the feast was once more prepared in the hall of the great house that had been set aside to the use of Cleopatra, and on this night its splendour was greater even than on the nights before. For the twelve couches that were set about the table were embossed with gold and those of Cleopatra and Antony were of gold set with jewels. The dishes also were all of gold set with jewels, the walls were hung with purple cloths sewn with gold, and on the floor, covered with a net of gold, fresh roses were strewn ankle- deep, that as the slaves trod them sent up their perfume. Once again I was bidden to stand, with Charmion and Iras and Merira, behind the couch of Cleopatra, and, like a slave, from timeto time call out the hours as they flew. And there being no help, I went cold at heart; but this I swore—it should be for the last time, since I could not bear that shame. For though I would not yet believe what Charmion told me—that Cleopatra was about to become the Love of Antony —yet I could no more endure this ignominy and torture. For from Cleopatra now I had no words save such as a Queen speaks to her slave, and methinks it gave her dark heart pleasure to torment me. Thus it came to pass that I, the Pharaoh, crowned of Khem, stood among eunuchs and waiting-women behind the couch of Egypt's Queen while the feast went merrily and the wine-cup passed. And ever Antony sat, his eyes fixed upon the face of Cleopatra, who from time to time let her deep glance lose itself in his, and then for a little while their talk died away. For he toldher tales of war and of deeds that he had done—ay, and love-jests such as are not meet for the ears of wom...

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Sir Henry Rider Haggard (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925) was an English adventure writer.

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Cleopatra 3.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont get ts book not 1word i can understand
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ebook is not enjoyable - there are so many "typos" (for lack of a better word) it's ridiculous. It's a good story-but not good on this format.
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Name- Dylan Esther March <p> Age- 15 <p> Gender- girlie! <p> Appearance- curly blonde hair, sky blue eyes, a splash of freavkles across her nose. I would like to consider her pretty. She is 5' 6". <p> Godly Parent- Mercury (or Hermes, whichever you prefer.) <p> Mortal Parent-Katelynn March (daughter of Iris. Not sure what Iris's Roman form would be. :P)<p> Other- thats about it. No crushes or boyfriends. And she hopes to get the rank of Officer or Centurion or whatever. XP
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My dad's Ares, so fu<_>ck yeah!
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Name- Eclipsedmoon ( Eclipse ) <p> Reason- I am not afraid to be super strict or take risks. I am a great descion maker and also would give my life for my clan no matter how painful. I always try to make the best descions based on the clan and not how I want it to be. Always I try to com up with new or improved strategys and battle moves.
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Hello peeps
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I got sample. Must have fActs cause its pretty long
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
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I am obssesed with cleopatra but i am not sure about this book because it does not say much about it please tell me what you think of this book, i am thinking about getting it for my birthday does it have any information about cleopatra? An please tell me if there are some interesting facts in there about cleopatra thanks so much!