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Scenes from the life of Cleopatra

Author: Mary Butts
Publisher: New York : Ecco Press, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Excellent historical novel by British-born writer Mary Butts is the story one of the world's most legendary women. Butts presents Cleopatra and her story in a completely new light. Eschewing the popular notions of Cleopatra as presented by Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Shaw, in which Cleopatra is presented either as a tender martyr or a mindless hussy, Butts presents the reader with a figure of a great ruler, who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Marcus Antonius; Julius Caesar; Marcus Antonius; Julius Caesar; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Butts
ISBN: 0912946148 9780912946146
OCLC Number: 1204082
Description: x, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Mary Butts.

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This Excellent historical novel by British-born writer Mary Butts is the story one of the world's most legendary women. Butts presents Cleopatra and her story in a completely new light. Eschewing the popular notions of Cleopatra as presented by Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Shaw, in which Cleopatra is presented either as a tender martyr or a mindless hussy, Butts presents the reader with a figure of a great ruler, who had to choose her lovers in order that her kingdom could survive, but who recognized throughout the danger and potential of those choices.

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