Imperium: (Cicero Trilogy 1)

Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow
ISBN: 0099527669
ISBN-13: 9780099527664
Release Date: 01 Oct 2009
RRP: £8.99
EAN:9780099527664


The first in a critically acclaimed series set in Ancient Rome, Robert Harris's Imperium is the fictional biography of Cicero, as told by his secretary Tiro. When Tiro opens the door to a terrified Sicilian stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events that will culminate in his master partaking in one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. Detailing the violent and treacherous world of Roman politics, this novel describes how one clever, compassionate, devious and vulnerable man fought to reach the top. This is a gripping historical novel from the author of Fatherland and Pompeii.

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When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventuallly propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer & spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state. This is the starting-point of Robert Harris' most accomplished novel to date. Compellingly written in Tiro's voice, it takes us inside the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, to describe how one man - clever, compassionate, devious, vulnerable - fought to reach the top.

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When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventuallly propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history.The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island

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The first in a criticallly acclaimed series set in Ancient Rome, Robert Harris's Imperium is the fictional biography of Cicero, as told by his secretary Tiro. When Tiro opens the door to a terrified Sicilian stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events that will culminate in his master partaking in one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. Detailing the violent & treacherous world of Roman politics, this novel describes how one clever, compassionate, devious & vulnerable man fought to reach the top. This is a gripping historical novel from the author of Fatherland & Pompeii.

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When Tiro the confidential secretary of a Roman senator opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventuallly propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor Verres. The senator is Cicero a brilliant young lawyer & spellbinding orator determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state. This is the starting-point of Robert Harris' most accomplished novel to date. Compellingly written in Tiro's voice it takes us inside the violent treacherous world of Roman politics to describe how one man - clever compassionate devious vulnerable - fought to reach the top.

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