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Robert Graves

Robert Graves

·4.12·129,531 Ratings
“ Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt. ” ― Norman Cousins
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  • The Greek Myths: Vol. 1

    1990·
    ·4.09·889 Ratings
    In a work that has become a classic reference book for both the serious scholar and the casual inquirer, Graves retells the adventures of the important gods and heroes worshipped by the ancient Greeks. Each entry provides a full commentary which examines
  • Homer's Daughter

    2005·
    ·3.82·385 Ratings
    Graves has recreated another strong and convincing historical setting; this time the scene of the Odyssey, which he believes occurred in Western Sicily. Graves believes also that the author of the Odyssey was not the blind and bearded Homer of legend, but
  • The Twelve Caesars

    2003·
    ·4.05·12,027 Ratings
    As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, Suetonius gained access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eye-witness accounts) to produce one of the most colorful biographical works in history. The Twelve Caesars chronicles the public caree
  • Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina (Claudius, #2)

    1989·
    ·4.22·9,357 Ratings
    Robert Graves begins anew the tumultuous life of the Roman who became emperor in spite of himself. Captures the vitality, splendor, and decadence of the Roman world at the point of its decline.
  • The Long Week-End: A Social History of Great Britain, 1918-39

    2001·
    ·3.9·201 Ratings
    "The long week-end" is Robert Grave's and Alan Hodge's evocative phrase for the period in Great Britain's social history between the twin devastations of the Great War and World War II. With brilliant wit and trenchant judgments they offer a scintillating
  • Goodbye to All That

    2000·
    ·4.05·7,187 Ratings
    An autobiographical work that describes firsthand the great tectonic shifts in English society following the First World War, Robert Graves's Goodbye to All That is a matchless evocation of the Great War's haunting legacy, published in Penguin Modern Clas
  • The Sufis

    1971·
    ·4.2·724 Ratings
    Idries Shah's definitive work, The Sufis, completely overturned Western misconceptions of Sufism, revealing a great spiritual and psychological tradition encompassing many of the world's greatest thinkers: Rumi, Omar Khayyam, Ibn El-Arabi, Al-Ghazzali, Sa
  • King Jesus

    1981·
    ·3.89·751 Ratings
    King Jesus,is one of the most controversial historical novels of all time. In it, Robert Graves has summoned his superb narrative powers, his painstaking scholarship, his wit and unsurpassed ability to recreate the past, to produce a magnificent portrayal
  • Count Belisarius

    1938·
    ·4.02·1,280 Ratings
    The sixth century was not a peaceful time for the Roman empire. Invaders threatened on all fronties, but they grew to respect and fear the name of Belisarius, the Emperor Justinian's greatest general. With this book Robert Graves again demonstrates his co
  • Greek Gods and Heroes

    1965·
    ·3.73·625 Ratings
    Recounts the glorious days when gods and goddesses who dwelt on Mount Olympus ruled over the world of mortals below, and fabled heroes performed mighty deeds of valor.
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