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Glory and the lightning

Author: Taylor Caldwell
Publisher: London : Collins, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aspasia was born to be killed. Before her birth her father had announced his intention of abandoning the child should it be a girl. She is hidden away and later trained as a courtesan, educated in the arts of seduction in the exotic world of Persian harems. But when fate and her own sensuous beauty bring her to the bed of Pericles, ruler of Athens, Aspaisia becomes not only his lover but his confidant...a woman  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor Caldwell
ISBN: 0002222507 9780002222501
OCLC Number: 16304005
Notes: Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1974.
Description: 446 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Taylor Caldwell.

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Aspasia was born to be killed. Before her birth her father had announced his intention of abandoning the child should it be a girl. She is hidden away and later trained as a courtesan, educated in the arts of seduction in the exotic world of Persian harems. But when fate and her own sensuous beauty bring her to the bed of Pericles, ruler of Athens, Aspaisia becomes not only his lover but his confidant...a woman whose brilliance places her in the centre of Athenian life at the height of Greece's glory.

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