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The splendor before the dark : a novel of the Emperor Nero

Author: Margaret George
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : First large print editionView all editions and formats
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With the beautiful and cunning Poppaea at his side, Nero Augustus commands the Roman empire, ushering in an unprecedented era of artistic and cultural splendor. Although he has yet to produce an heir, his power is unquestioned. But in the tenth year of his reign, a terrifying prophecy comes to pass and a fire engulfs Rome, reducing entire swaths of the city to rubble. Rumors of Nero's complicity in the blaze start  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
History
Large type books
Named Person: Nero, Emperor of Rome; Nero, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret George
ISBN: 9781984827500 1984827502
OCLC Number: 1076318441
Description: x, 840 pages (large print) : maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Margaret George.

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With the beautiful and cunning Poppaea at his side, Nero Augustus commands the Roman empire, ushering in an unprecedented era of artistic and cultural splendor. Although he has yet to produce an heir, his power is unquestioned. But in the tenth year of his reign, a terrifying prophecy comes to pass and a fire engulfs Rome, reducing entire swaths of the city to rubble. Rumors of Nero's complicity in the blaze start to sow unrest among the populace--and the politicians... For better or worse, Nero knows that his fate is now tied to Rome's--and he vows to rebuild it as a city that will stun the world. But there are those who find his rampant quest for glory dangerous.

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