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Dictator (Cicero 3) - Robert Harris

Dictator (Cicero 3) - Robert Harris

Title: Dictator

Author:  Robert Harris

ISBN:  9780091752101

Weight:  990g

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Dictator by Robert Harris

Laws are silent in times of war…

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.

Riveting and tumultuous, Dictator encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man – a hero for his time and for ours.  This is an unforgettable tour de force from a master storyteller.

Peer & Press Reviews

Dictator is a fitting finale to a trilogy that is likely to stand alongside the works of Robert Graves and Mary Renault as an enduring imaginative vision of the ancient world.

The Guardian

Staying close to the sources, Harris picks his way masterfully through Cicero’s personal and political dilemmas… superb… does full justice to one of Rome’s most interesting complex and humane statesmen, whose pragmatic political treatises proved so influential during the renaissance and enlightenment.

Evening Standard

Superb… confirms Harris’s undisputed place as our leading master of both the historical and contemporary thriller.

Daily Mail

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Dictator
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Series: Cicero trilogy – book 3
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Cornerstone Publishing
Imprint: Hutchinson
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780091752101
ISBN 10: 0091752108
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 437
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 46mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: The Times / NI Syndication
Jacket design: Glenn O'Neill
Jacket illus. (front): Derived from photographs supplied courtesy of Getty Images
Maps: Neil Gower

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