I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54

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Vintage Books, 1989 - Fiction - 468 pages
Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus lived from 10 B.C. to 54 A.D. Despised as a weakling and dismissed as an idiot because of his physical infirmities, Claudius survived the intrigues and poisonings that marked the reigns of Agustus, Tiberius, and the mad Caligula to become Emperor of Rome in 41 A.D. I, CLAUDIUS, the first part of Robert Graves two-part account of the life of Tiberius Claudius, is written in the form of Claudius's autobiography and stands as one of the modern classics of historical fiction.
 

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Claudius, fourth Emperor of Rome, is said to have composed an autobiography now lost to history. In the 1930s a cash-strapped Robert Graves decided to try filling in this blank with a two-volume ... Read full review

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I received this book as a gift, and I wasn't aware that it was first published in 1934 until I opened it up to read it. Like any true classic, the book is unforgettable. The language is incomparable ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
14
Section 3
31
Section 4
45
Section 5
53
Section 6
72
Section 7
91
Section 8
108
Section 19
245
Section 20
263
Section 21
280
Section 22
290
Section 23
311
Section 24
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Section 25
334
Section 26
343

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
238
Section 27
353
Section 28
370
Section 29
382
Section 30
398
Section 31
416
Section 32
436
Section 33
450
Section 34
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Robert Graves (1895-1985) was a poet, novelist, and critic. His first volume of poems, Over the Brazier (1916), reflects his experiences in the trenches, and was followed by many works of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. He is best known for his novel, I, Claudius (1934), which won the Hawthornden and James Tait Black Memorial prizes, and for his influential The White Goddess (1948).

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