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The Life of Cicero, Volume I (Dodo Press)

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Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. He wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day. In 1867 Trollope left his position in the British Post Office to run for Parliament as a Liberal candidate in 1868. After he lost, he concentrated entirely o...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 27th 2009 by Dodo Press (first published December 5th 2000)
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This wasn't a bad book considering when it was written. I found two things at fault with it.

The first is that the writer makes the ridiculous assertion that Cicero was some sort of pre-Christianity Christian and lived according to a Christian code of conduct or had in some way Christian values. That's so preposterous that I honestly don't even feel the need to say more than pointing it out.

The second problem is that large portions of the text are direct quotes in Latin which may have been okay...more
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Anthony Trollope became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of Trollope's best-loved works, known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire; he also wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day.

Trollope has always been a popular novelist. Noted fans ha...more
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