Cleopatra: Being an Account of the Fall and Vengeance of Harmachis, the Royal Egyptian, as Set Forth by His Own Hand

By H. Rider Haggard
Read by William Sutherland

11.48 Hours 09/01/1999 unabridged
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Cleopatra lies asleep. One white, rounded arm makes a pillar for her head. The web of her dark hair falls over her like lace. Her limbs are draped in a robe so thin that the gleam of her flesh shines through it. Her rich lips are parted in a smile. Harmachis looks down on her, and the sight of Cleopatra’s beauty strikes the young Egyptian with all the power of a mortal blow. For a moment, Harmachis aches with grief—that he should have to kill a thing so lovely!

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Cleopatra lies asleep. One white, rounded arm makes a pillar for her head. The web of her dark hair falls over her like lace. Her limbs are draped in a robe so thin that the gleam of her flesh shines through it. Her rich lips are parted in a smile.

Harmachis looks down on her, and the sight of Cleopatra’s beauty strikes the young Egyptian with all the power of a mortal blow. For a moment, Harmachis aches with grief—that he should have to kill a thing so lovely!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This outstanding, unabridged audiobook edition of Cleopatra is ably narrated by William Sutherland and is technically flawless in its recording.” Reviewer’s Bookwatch
“[Haggard] has imagined an ingenious answer to the questions suggested by the immense ruin of Antony and the Egyptian Queen…It is no small praise to Mr. Haggard that he has painted a Cleopatra that…has intellect, power, and feminine blandishments enough to account for her victories over sages and emperors.” Literary World
“The most ambitious of the its author’s works…it endeavors to paint for us anew a figure which the imagination of the civilized world has pondered over for many centuries…thrilling.” Murray’s Magazine
“[Haggard’s] most serious and his most brilliant work…not only immensely spectacular but artistically dramatic in every detail.” Literary News

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Author Bio: H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard was born in Norfolk, England. After failing the Army entrance exam, he went to Natal in 1875 as secretary to Sir Henry Bulwer and the next year went to the Transvaal. He returned to England in 1881, married, and settled down to a literary life. His first novel, King Solomon’s Mines, was published in 1885. He published thirty-four adventure novels during his lifetime. He was knighted in 1912.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English