Most of all, it is an irresistible story that reveals why Margaret George's work has been widely acclaimed as "the best kind of historical novel, in its richness and authenticity, one the reader can't wait to get lost in. San francisco Chronicle.
Helen of TroyBerkley #ad - With a wealth of material that reproduces the Age of Bronze in all its glory, it brings to life a war that we have all learned about but never before experienced. Acclaimed author margaret george tells the story of the legendary Greek woman whose face "launched a thousand ships" in this New York Times bestseller.
The trojan war, continues to haunt us because of its origins: one woman's beauty, and recounted in Homer's Iliad, fought nearly twelve hundred years before the birth of Christ, a visiting prince's passion, and a love that ended in tragedy. Laden with doom, helen of troy is an exquisite page-turner with a cast of irresistible, legendary characters—Odysseus, Hector, Menelaus, Priam, yet surprising in its moments of innocence and beauty, Clytemnestra, Achilles, Agamemnon, as well as Helen and Paris themselves.
The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers: A NovelSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - The autobiography of henry VIII is the magnificent historical novel that established Margaret George's career. Evocatively written in the first person as Henry VIII's private journals, the novel was the product of fifteen years of meticulous research and five handwritten drafts. Much has been written about the mighty, egotistical henry viii: the man who dismantled the Church because it would not grant him the divorce he wanted; who married six women and beheaded two of them; who executed his friend Thomas More; who sacked the monasteries; who longed for a son and neglected his daughters, Mary and Elizabeth; who finally grew fat, disease-ridden, dissolute.
Brilliantly combining history, dramatic narrative, and an extraordinary grasp of the pleasures and perils of power, wit, this monumental novel shows us Henry the man more vividly than he has ever been seen before. Now, in her magnificent work of storytelling and imagination Margaret George bring us Henry VIII's story as he himself might have told it, in memoirs interspersed with irreverent comments from his jester and confident, Will Somers.
Mary, Called MagdaleneBerkley #ad - In a vivid re-creation of mary magdalene's life story, Margaret George convincingly captures this renowned woman's voice as she moves from girlhood to womanhood, becomes part of the circle of disciples, and comes to grips with the divine. While grounded in biblical scholarship and secular research, Mary, Called Magdalene ultimately transcends both history and fiction to become a “diary of a soul.
”. The new york times bestselling author of the splendor Before the Dark reveals the untold story of Mary Magdalene—a disciple of Jesus Christ and the most mysterious woman in the Bible. Was mary magdalene a prostitute, earning her the ancient honorific, a church leader, but we do know that she was the first person to whom the risen Christ appeared—and the one commissioned to tell others the good news, or all of those? Biblical references to her are tantalizingly brief, a female divinity figure, “Apostle to the Apostles.
Mary, Called Magdalene #ad - Today, mary continues to spark controversy, curiosity, and veneration.
Elizabeth I: The NovelBerkley #ad - A queen who ruled as much from the heart as from the head. Their rivalry, soon involves everyone close to Elizabeth, and its ensuing drama, from the famed courtiers who enriched the crown to the legendary poets and playwrights who paid homage to it with their works. Filled with intimate portraits of the personalities who made the Elizabethan age great—Shakespeare, Marlowe, Raleigh, Dudley, Drake—Elizabeth I provides an unforgettable glimpse of a woman who considered herself married to her people.
Elizabeth’s rival for the love of robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and mother to the Earl of Essex, Lettice has been intertwined with Elizabeth since childhood. This is a story of two women of fierce intellect and desire, one trying to protect her country and throne, the other trying to regain power and position for her family.
Elizabeth I: The Novel #ad - But what was the virgin queen really like? Lettice Knollys—Elizabeth's flame-haired, look-alike coussin—thinks she knows all too well. The new york times bestseller from Margaret George—a captivating novel about history's most enthralling queen, the legendary Elizabeth I. England’s greatest monarch has baffled and intrigued the world for centuries.
Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - She was a child crowned a queen. A sinner hailed as a saint. A lover denounced as a whore. A woman murdered for her dreams. Margaret george's mary queen of scotland and the Isles brings to life the fascinating story of Mary, who became the Queen of Scots when she was only six days old. Raised in the glittering french court, queen mary lived a life like no other, returning to Scotland to rule as a Catholic monarch over a newly Protestant country, and executed like a criminal in Queen Elizabeth's England, and Margaret George weaves the facts into a stunning work of historical fiction.
With a seamless use of original letters, diaries, readable, and poems: a popular, inordinately moving tribute to a remarkable queen. Kirkus Reviews. Margaret george's exhaustively researched novel skillfully weaves both historical fact and plausible fiction in bringing the story of Mary Queen of Scots to life.
The Confessions of Young NeroBerkley #ad - Detailing his journey from innocent youth to infamous ruler, it is an epic tale of the lengths to which man will go in the ultimate quest for power and survival. The new york times bestselling and legendary author of Helen of Troy and Elizabeth I now turns her gaze on Emperor Nero, one of the most notorious and misunderstood figures in history.
While nero idealizes the artistic and athletic principles of Greece, his very survival rests on his ability to navigate the sea of vipers that is Rome. With impeccable research and captivating prose, The Confessions of Young Nero is the story of a boy’s ruthless ascension to the throne. As a boy, first when the mad emperor caligula tries to drown him, Nero’s royal heritage becomes a threat to his very life, then when his great aunt attempts to secure her own son’s inheritance.
The Confessions of Young Nero #ad - Built on the backs of those who fell before it, Julius Caesar’s imperial dynasty is only as strong as the next person who seeks to control it. The most lethal of all is his own mother, a cold-blooded woman whose singular goal is to control the empire. But as agrippina’s machinations earn her son a title he is both tempted and terrified to assume, Nero’s determination to escape her thrall will shape him into the man he was fated to become—an Emperor who became legendary.
With cunning and poison, the obstacles fall one by one. Faced with shocking acts of treachery, young Nero is dealt a harsh lesson: it is better to be cruel than dead. In the roman empire no one is safe from the sting of betrayal: man, woman—or child.
The Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor NeroBerkley #ad - Nero’s ascent to the throne was only the beginning. Now margaret george, weaves a web of politics and passion, the author of The Confessions of Young Nero, as ancient Rome’s most infamous emperor cements his place in history. With the beautiful and cunning Poppaea at his side, Nero commands the Roman empire, ushering in an unprecedented era of artistic and cultural splendor.
W. Throughout the empire, false friends and spies conspire against him, not understanding what drives him to undertake the impossible. Nero will either survive and be the first in his family to escape the web of betrayals that is the Roman court, or be ensnared and remembered as the last radiance of the greatest dynasty the world has ever known.
The Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero #ad - A resplendent novel filled with the gilt and marble of the ancient world. C. 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.
Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel Egyptian Royals Collection Book 3Broadway Books #ad - When the lovers choose to die by their own hands, their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two—the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander—survive the journey. The marriage of marc antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences.
Delivered to the household of octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. Emerging from the shadows of the past, Selene, a young woman of irresistible charm and preternatural intelligence, will capture your heart.
From the internationally bestselling author of Nefertiti comes the tumultuous story of Antony and Celopatra's daughter, Selene. Recounted in selene’s youthful and engaging voice, moran introduces a compelling cast of historical characters: octavia, octavian's bitter and jealous wife; Marcellus, Octavian’s handsome, flirtatious nephew and heir apparent; Tiberius, the emperor Octavian’s kind and compassionate sister, Octavian’s watchful aide, abandoned by Marc Antony for Cleopatra; Livia, Livia’s sardonic son and Marcellus’s great rival for power; and Juba, whose honored position at court has far-reaching effects on the lives of the young Egyptian royals.
Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel Egyptian Royals Collection Book 3 #ad - And as selene and alexander come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts. Based on meticulous research, cleopatra’s Daughter is a fascinating portrait of imperial Rome and of the people and events of this glorious and most volatile period in human history.
. Selene’s narrative is animated by the concerns of a young girl in any time and place—the possibility of finding love, the pull of friendship and family, and the pursuit of her unique interests and talents.
The Lady in the Tower: A Novel Queens of England Book 4Broadway Books #ad - Wrongfully accused of adultery and incest, Anne found herself imprisoned in the Tower of London, where she was at the mercy of her husband and of her enemies. And so he did, though the divorce would tear apart the English church and inflict religious turmoil and bloodshed on his people for generations to come.
Loathed by the english people, who called her “the King’s Great Whore, ” Anne Boleyn was soon caught in the trap of her own ambition. Political rivals surrounded her at court and, when she failed to produce a much-desired male heir, they closed in, preying on the king’s well-known insecurity and volatile temper.
The Lady in the Tower: A Novel Queens of England Book 4 #ad - One of history’s most complex and alluring women comes to life in this classic novel by the legendary Jean Plaidy. Young anne boleyn was not beautiful but she was irresistible, capturing the hearts of kings and commoners alike. She soon surpassed even their greatest expectations. Daughter of an ambitious country lord, Anne was sent to France to learn sophistication, and then to court to marry well and raise the family’s fortunes.
Although his queen was loving and loyal, King Henry VIII swore he would put her aside and make Anne his wife.
Mademoiselle BoleynBerkley #ad - And, she undergoes her own sexual awakening, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, each daring exploit taking her one step closer to the life that is her destiny. Mesmerized by the thrilling passion, intrigue, and betrayal that unfolds, Anne discovers the power of being a woman who catches the eye of a powerful king.
A riveting portrait of anne boleyn as a young girl, and her unconventional education in the court of the King of France…When her father is assigned the task of spying on the French Court, the charming and sweetly innocent Anne Boleyn is delighted by the thought of a new adventure. And she is not to be disappointed, for her beautiful sister, Mary, has been handed a mission: to let herself be seduced by the King of France in order to uncover his secrets.