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The Resource Dictator : a novel, Robert Harris, (electronic resource)

Dictator : a novel, Robert Harris, (electronic resource)

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Dictator : a novel
Title
Dictator
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Harris
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Narrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Imperium . . . Conspirata . . . and now Dictator--the long-awaited final volume of Robert Harris's magnificent Ancient Rome Trilogy. At the age of forty-eight, Cicero--the greatest orator of his time--is in exile, separated from his wife and children, tormented by his sense of failure, his great power sacrificed on the altar of his principles. And yet, in the words of one of his most famous aphorisms, "While there is life, there is hope." By promising to support Caesar--his political enemy--he is granted return to Rome. There, he fights his way back to prominence: first in the law courts, then in the Senate, and finally by the power of his pen, until at last, for one brief and glorious period, he is again the preeminent statesman in the city. Even so, no public figure, however brilliant and cunning, is completely safeguarded against the unscrupulous ambition and corruption of others. Riveting and tumultuous, Dictator encompasses some of the most epic events in ancient history--the collapse of the Roman Republic and the subsequent civil war, the murder of Pompey, the assassination of Julius Caesar. But the central problem it presents is a timeless one: how to keep political freedom unsullied by personal ambition, vested interests, and the erosive effects of ceaseless, senseless foreign wars. In Robert Harris's indelible portrait, Cicero attempts to answer this question with both his thoughts and his deeds, becoming a hero--brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave--both for his own time and for ours
  • "There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero's life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. His comeback requires wit, skill and courage - and for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome. But politics is never static and no statesman, however cunning, can safeguard against the ambition and corruption of others" --
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1957-
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Harris, Robert
Dewey number
823/.914
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LC call number
PR6058.A69147
LC item number
D53 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Read by David Rintoul
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1948-
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  • Rintoul, David
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  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
  • Rome
  • Rome
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general
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Dictator : a novel, Robert Harris, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780399567865
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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cda528eb-069a-4cf1-a427-4808a65ec13d
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sound
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  • (OCoLC)933510819
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  • 1223060
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Label
Dictator : a novel, Robert Harris, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780399567865
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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cda528eb-069a-4cf1-a427-4808a65ec13d
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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  • (OCoLC)933510819
  • (OCoLC)ocn933510819
  • 1223060
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not applicable
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not applicable

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