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Alexander (Alexandros #1)

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The first volume of Alexander describes how the combined discipline and passion of his parents formed the talented Alexander, then portrays the start of his great adventure to conquer the civilised world in ancient times.
Paperback, 447 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Pan Books (UK) (first published 1998)
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Tariq Alferis
Nov 11, 2014 Tariq Alferis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"وأنت أيها الإسكندر المستيقظ في بهيم الليل
إلى أين تحوم بك عيناك؟
وأين يجول بك قلبك؟
تريد قهر البلاد البعيدة
حيث تغيب المجرات.
وحيث تتلاشي اخر أمواج المحيط"
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.الإسكندر فتى الحلم،الجزء الأول من ثلاثية فاليرو ماسيمو مانفريدي، تسرد الملحمة التاريخية والروائية حياة العظيم ابن فيلب ملك مقدونيا "إلكسندر"، الكتاب مُمتع بشكل مش عادي، مع أنه أغلب المعلومات التاريخية معروفة لكن عندما تمتزج المعلومات التاريخية بالحبكة الروائية حاتكون طبعا شىء مِليح، نجح فاليرو بتوفير رُوح لكل شخصية، لدرجة كان فيه ارتباط بيني وب
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Alexander: Child of a Dream (Aléxandros, #1), Valerio Massimo Manfredi
عنوان: اسکندر کتاب 1 فرزند یک رویا؛ نویسنده: والریو ماسیمو مانفردی؛ مترجم: فریده مهدوی دامغانی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، وزارت فرهنگ و ارشاد اسلامی، سازمان چاپ و انتشارات، 1382، در 3 جلد، جلد 1: فرزند یک رویا در 482 ص، جلد 2: شنهای آمن، جلد 3: آخر دنیا؛ شابک دوره: 9644226356؛ 9789644226359؛؛ شابک جلد 1: 9644226321؛ چاپ دوم جلد 1: 9789644226326؛ شابک جلد 2 چاپ دوم: 9789646348؛ شابک جلد سوم: 9789644226336؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان ا
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Lynne Norman
Jul 01, 2010 Lynne Norman rated it really liked it
I loves me historical fiction I do. And this introduction to a trilogy on the life of Alexander the Great is an extremely well-written and well-researched novel that really does transport you to ancient Macedonia. Manfredi tries - and succeeds - in giving a balanced account of people's actions - painting them not as heroes or villains but human beings with warring emotions and difficult decisions to make.
Angigames
Manfredi mi ha conquistato per il modo in cui narra i fatti storici e intreccia realtà e finzione...
Ma ho fatto immensamente fatica a finirlo, mi sono arenata diverse volte e in alcuni punti la storia si stoppa proprio e comincia l'agonia.
No Manfredi non ha una penna che il mio cervello digerisce liberamente, è ostica e pasante... anche se alla fine il romanzo non è male!
Lys
Non sono obiettiva con questa trilogia, meglio metterlo subito in chiaro.
Non è perfetta, anche se la ritengo senza dubbio il miglior lavoro di Manfredi, le "libertà storiche" che l'autore s'è preso non sono poche e non sono nemmeno tutte secondarie, ma è una trilogia che adoro.
Per motivi "affettivi", è stata il mio portale su Alessandro, quella che mi ha spinto a conoscere sempre più questa figura fenomenale, troppo spesso usata a motivi propagandisitci nel corso della storia, troppo spesso dist
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Suleiman kareem
.. كتاب رائع.. بحق.. .. يأخذنا برحلة جميلة الى الماضي..تعرفت الى الاسكندر اكثر فاكثر.. الاسكندر شخصية عظيمة.. اصغر قائد حيث حكم العالم من الشرق الى الغرب..!

إقتباسات من الاسكندر: فتى الحلم\\
" يشبه الأمر إحراق الكتب، من أجل بيع الرماد، أليس كذلك؟!"
_أوليمبيا الى الاسكندر
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" إنتبه يا بني فالطعنات في المعركة تأتي من جميع الجهات"

"“و كم من الدماء كانت ستُراق؟ أجبني على هذا السؤال! و كمن كان عدد الأرامل اللواتي سيلبسن الثياب السوداء حدادا على أزواجهن،وكم عدد الامهات اللواتي سيلبسن الاسود حدادا على او
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Felwah
Jan 16, 2016 Felwah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الاسكند : فتى الحُلم
بيد أن العنوان هو صفحة اختصرت في جملة ( كلمتين )
ايها الاسكندر الحالم ، إن العالم بين يديك .
اكاد اموت حماسة للعودة إلى البيت و امساك الكتاب الثاني من الثلاثية .
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Daenerys
In Italy, Valerio Massimo Manfredi is a well-known and respected historian, writer and tv personality. He's also considered an archaeologist, although in reality he's a specialist in the topography of the ancient world and never studied archaeology in its own right. These days, most of his work involves writing novels and adapting books set in classical antiquity for film and television.
The strong point of his books is his detailed topographic knowledge of the ancient world, which usually makes
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Mohamed Magdy zinhom

"وأنت أيها الإسكندر المستيقظ في بهيم الليل
إلى أين تحوم بك عيناك؟
وأين يجول بك قلبك؟
تريد قهر البلاد البعيدة
حيث تغيب المجرات.
وحيث تتلاشي اخر أمواج المحيط"

فاليريو ماسيمو مانفريدى يحكى ملحمة تاريخية عن فيليب المقدونى و ابنه الاسكندر بحبكة روائية و حقائق تاريخية بطريقة مشوقة و سهلة الفهم ..

رواية ممتعة جدا مناول صفحة لاخر كلمة بالكتاب فهى مزيج من الحقائق و الوقائع التاريخية من استاذ التاريخ الاغريقى و هويحكى باسلوب سهل ممتنع ليوصل حقائق و يسرد التاريخ لغير المتخصصين ..

الرواية تتكون من ثلاث اجزاء غاية ف
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Teresa
Aug 14, 2008 Teresa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy readers, historical fiction
As a fantasy reader, I've always wondered where authors such as Tamora Pierce get their inspiration in creating their worlds - surprisingly enough this wonderful narrative about the early life of Alexander the Great, closely resembles the many heroes in their wild adventures into their universe. Manfredi has wonderfully concocted a story full of hate, struggle, intrigue and adventure. It just goes to show that war, power and heroism is not only found in fiction - I believe the best thing about t ...more
Cassandra Kay Silva
I thought this was pretty good, but I read it side by side with Virtues of War by Pressfield, and frankly Pressfield blows this guy out of the water. It is a three part undertaking and I think the first one was very good, but the writing was a bit bland. Lucky for the writer Alexanders life was incredible so of course the stories are brilliant. With three books to do it in, Valerio can cover a lot of ground that other authors miss when recounting Alexanders life. Overall its a wonderful topic an ...more
Bryn Hammond
Apr 11, 2012 Bryn Hammond rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: imagined-fiction
Empty, for me - in psychology and style - and a pity because I want a worthy novel on the subject. A great novel for a great man... the search goes on.
Ahmed Ibrahim
Jan 10, 2015 Ahmed Ibrahim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
"وأنت أيها الإسكندر المستيقظ في بهيم الليل
إلى أين تحوم بك عيناك؟
وأين يجول بك قلبك؟
تريد قهر البلاد البعيدة
حيث تغيب المجرات.
وحيث تتلاشي اخر أمواج المحيط"
بداية رائعة للثلاثية.
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Yvan Argeadi
Jun 29, 2013 Yvan Argeadi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Era il 1998 quando, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, archeologo e storico di fama internazionale, pubblicò il primo volume della trilogia dedicata a colui che storici e studiosi ritengono essere stato il più grande condottiero di tutti i tempi, grande non soltanto sul campo di battaglia, ma anche e soprattutto in quella guerra spietata e senza esclusione di colpi che è la vita: Alessandro il Grande.
Ne Il figlio del Sogno, Manfredi ripercorre la giovin
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Arun Divakar
History remembers some men and women more than others. This immortality could be on account of deeds good or bad. The name of Alexander of Macedonia is entwined with warfare on a global scale and a conquest the kind of which the world had not seen until then. Personally I find in him a charismatic leader of men, if not for which the soldiers under his command would never have marched to the ends of the earth. Countless books and visual representations later, I still find the topic of this man to ...more
Reid
Dec 19, 2007 Reid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alexander has stood as one of the great men of history for dozens of generations. His legend is as large as the lands he conquered. With so much written and embellished about Alexander, its nice to have an even-handed account like this, one that shows the motivations of Olympias and Philip, as well as Alexander. I find him the most compelling historical personage and it is refereshing to have such a clear view of his childhood and preparation for the crown. In most biographies, or even historica ...more
Holly Lindquist
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Ruby
Apr 16, 2011 Ruby rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I know that so many people love this book, which is my this is hard for me to say: it was okay - just. I have read many fantasy books, many books with epic scenes and fantastic characters, but this wasn't one of them for me. I felt the characters were under-developed, and quite predictable. The story itself failed to sweep me away. And probably one of the most disappointing things about this book, is the pace of the writing. As I was reading it I hoped desperately that the sense of urgency in so ...more
Fiona
I've only recently discovered the joy of learning history the easy way - by reading a fictionalised version. This is the first of three books telling the story of the life of Alexander the Great. In this first book, we watch Alexander grow from a boy to a man, educated by Aristotle and Callisthenes, groomed for monarchy by his father, Philip of Macedon, making the friends that would stay with him through adulthood, and finally taking the throne. The language is sometimes flowery but I'm guessing ...more
Draven
Sep 12, 2012 Draven rated it really liked it
More like 3 and a half stars but I'm inclined to be as generous to Mr. Manfredi as he was with me.

Being a long-time fan of the history and mythology of Alexander The Great, I was hesitant as usual to read a fictionalized account of his life, but what I've realized is that fictionalized histories are not the problem, but those who write them are. When too many liberties with the facts are taken, merely to suit the author's needs, disaster strikes. However, when done properly, as I've now experien
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You,  Disloyal Bastard
Un libro un tanto divertido desde el punto de vista que el autor se propuso a construir la sociedad de aquellos tiempos, algo un tanto contradictorio al colocar a Alejandro en un papel tan vulnerable e infantil.

Supongo que por ser el primer libro es un tanto predecible la ingenuidad del mismo, pero creo que para todos es conocido el alcance de Alejandro a tan poca edad para ponerlo fácilmente accesible a los puntos de vista de los demás y de mostrarse como crio con una grandeza torpe que busca
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Gayatri
Feb 19, 2012 Gayatri rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Historical fiction has the power to transport you to a different era. One that is much more powerful and beautiful than the one you're in right now. To me, a well written work of historical fiction, is one of the easiest ways to time travel. Like Ashok Banker's Ramayana series.

With a protagonist, as powerful, manly and dynamic as Alexander, nothing less than sweeping me off my feet would work. In this case, i felt like i was reading my history textbook. The narrative in this book is straightfor
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Mohamed Shoaib
Aug 10, 2016 Mohamed Shoaib rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
بعد معاناة دامت اكثر من شهرين بسبب الامتحانات تمكنت اخيرا من إنهاء الجزء الاول من رواية احد اعظم الشخصيات في التاريخ على الإطلاق .. الملك المقدوني .. الفتى الذي غزا العالم .. الفاتح العظيم و ذو القرنين .. منذ ان فتحت عيناه على الكون من حوله وجد والده في صراعات لا اول ولا اخر لها يحركه حلم عظيم و هو التحرك نحو اسيا وبسط سيطرته هناك في مملكة الفرس و الى ماهو ابعد .. حلم تشبعه عقل الإسكندر ليصبح حلمه هو الاخر .. الرواية طويلة نسبياً وبالنسبة للثلاثية فهي الأصغر .. الكاتب الذي اجد صعوبة حتى الان في ...more
Leggere A Colori
Aug 24, 2014 Leggere A Colori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Valerio Massimo Manfredi è un archeologo, conduttore televisivo e scrittore italiano. Non l’ho mai visto all’opera con la prima professione citata, ma devo dire che negli altri due casi non deve prorpio rendere conto a nessuno. Suo grande merito, secondo me, è quello di saper attirare l’attenzione. A quel punto il gioco è fatto: non riuscirete più a distogliere lo sguardo dal libro.

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Bluebird
Oct 02, 2013 Bluebird rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كواحدة تعيش في مثل هذا العصر من التقدم والاستقرار النسبي ، هذا العصر الذي استبدل الدروع بسترة واقية للرصاص ، واستبدل طبول الحرب بالبنادق والرشاشاات ، وصوت حماس المحاربين بصوت مكتوم لأمل مفجووع بالفرار ،، لم الاحظ قبل الان او ربما لم اعير اي انتباه لذلك الزمان الذي كون جزء من نقلله كبيره لدى تاريخ الكتير من الشعوب ،، قصة لتلك الحضارات غير تلك التي تخصنني ، لتلك الاسماء والشخصيات الغريبة عن لغتي ،، التي لم الحظ وجودها سوا عن طريق هذا الكتاب !!
Afra al-Fahida
Jan 22, 2015 Afra al-Fahida rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
تاريخ روائي جميل للغايه .. تناول فيه الكاتب السنوات الاولى من عمر الاسكندر المقدوني .

عبقرية الكاتب تجلت في دمج القارئ فعلياً بالاجواء والاحداث والشخصيات لدرجة تصل إني شعرت بأنفاس الشخصيات من حولي ، الوصف دقيق بلا سرد ممل . جمل الكاتب تبدأ وتنتهي بدرجه مثاليه ، عبقري ونادر اسلوب الكتابه الذي يجعلك تشعر بأن كللل شئ في هذا الكتاب في مكانه الصحيح ، فلا مبالغه ولا تقصير .

على الرغم من كبر حجم الكتاب الا اني اراه مناسب جداً لمحبي الروايات ، لدمج متعتهم بالفائدة التاريخية .
Mohamad Dahrouj
May 16, 2013 Mohamad Dahrouj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
غالبا من ينشأ في بيت امبراطور يصبح إمبراطورا أعظم من أبيه شرط أن لا يكون مدللا حتى لا يفسده الدلال كما يحصل اليوم في بلادنا . نشأ الاسكندر وتربى على الزعامة والقيادة كان له اب وام ايضا حريصين على ان يكون ابنهما قائدا مميزا رغم الخلافات الهائلة التي تقع بين ابويه. كتاب يستحق القراءة إنه الجزء الأول من حياة الإسكندر الكبير .
Luis Cardenas
La historia de Alejandro relatada por Valerio en este primer tomo, es una una biografía novelada donde se desarrolla muy resumidamente la vida del conquistador. haciendo énfasis en la notoria divinidad que narraron sus contemporáneos y el inicio de la campaña persa.
20012206
Jul 13, 2016 20012206 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016-120
Me gusta como esta narrado, no deja de ser pesado con tantos nombres y sitios que uno no conoce y que no puede ubicar en el mapa facilemente
Me gusta que no es pesado y así uno puede aprender de historia
Aljoharah Alobaikan
Sep 06, 2012 Aljoharah Alobaikan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-read


انها احدى اروع الروايات التي قرأتها
ايقونه تاريخيه اغريقيه تعتبر الجزء الاول من ثلاثية فاليريو ماسيمو
تأخرت في قراءتها بسبب ظروف خارجة عني
والا كنت أنهيتها بشكل اسرع لما فيها من آثاره وتشويق
انصح بها لمحبي التاريخ
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Valerio Massimo Manfredi (born 1943) is an Italian historian, writer, archaeologist and journalist. He was born in Piumazzo di Castelfranco Emilia, province of Modena and is married to Christine Fedderson Manfredi, who translates his published works from Italian to English. They have two children and live in a small town near Bologna.
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