Search Results: "Robert Graves"


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Released: April 17, 1964

"Early hammock reading."
Everyone must have an eagle, said Gide, meaning everyone must attempt the best. Read full book review >

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THE ISLANDS OF UNWISDOM by Robert Graves
Released: Nov. 1, 1949

"And their number is a substantial one, and might well be increased by this fine novel."
An historical novel, fashioned as only Mr. Graves (of I. Claudius' fame) can fashion one, this is a cleverly balanced mixture of spice, fact, humor and adventure on and off the high seas in the year 1595. Read full book review >

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Released: May 23, 1957

"But the whole adds up to an unusual reading experience."
Graves has an established reputation as an historical novelist and all his special gifts come into play in an unusually fascinating recreation of the career, trial and education of Palmer, who was known as the mass poisoner. Read full book review >

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COUNT BELISARIUS by Robert Graves
Released: Nov. 21, 1938

"Less colorful than Claudius, but a brilliant piece of scholarship."
A vigorous tale, lacking the completely distinctive qualities of a hero that made Claudius so exceptional, Belisarius retains the same meticulously arranged background and skilful recapturing of a period — the Byzantine empire of the 6th century. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 22, 1944

"This isn't a book for a wide general market, but discriminating readers will find it a real discovery."
There's a strange fascination in this unusual story of the sixteen year old girl who became the wife of the famous poet —it's a holding story despite its deliberately archaic style, for it is told as if recounted by the girl herself in the diary which alone she kept inviolate from her arrogant husband's determination to possess her, body and soul. Read full book review >

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Released: July 5, 1956

"He is erudite, paradoxical, opinionated and occasionally verbose- and addresses an audience of scholars and critics."
This book is made up of six lectures sponsored annually by Trinity College, Cambridge. Read full book review >

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Released: June 18, 1965

"An admirable gathering."
We expect anything and everything from Robert Graves, but even so it's a little difficult to think of him addressing the London School of Economics or our own Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read full book review >

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GREEK GODS AND HEROES by Robert Graves
Released: Nov. 18, 1960

"Directly told, with no attempt to oversimplify them, a good deal of the symbolism and the association with the pattern of ancient Greece survives."
An acknowledged and popular interpreter of the classic days of ancient Greece, Robert Graves has here retold for children 27 of the Greek myths. Read full book review >

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"Definitely a dream for the Lawrence addicts."
More merchandise from the booming Lawrence of Arabia industry, this is actually a one-volume re-edition of two books publishedmore than 20 years ago. Read full book review >

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5 PENS IN HAND by Robert Graves
Released: March 20, 1957

"That stratospheric readership which dotes on mythological deities may celebrate this omnium gatherum."
Erudite and iconoclastic Robert Graves' addresses at Yale, Mount Holyoke and Trinity; many essays from The New Yorker, The New Republic, Punch and other periodicals; sallies, stories, and poetry are packaged here. Read full book review >

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FOOD FOR CENTAURS by Robert Graves
Released: May 6, 1960

"Intellectual canapes- for a select group."
This is a gathering of the latest stories, talks, critical studies and poems by that peripatetic scholar who reached his widest audience with I Claudius. Read full book review >

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THE SIEGE AND FALL OF TROY by Robert Graves
Released: Oct. 4, 1963

"This account will give perspective to young readers who are tackling the Iliad by force or with courage."
Drawing on several Greek and Latin authors, including Homer, Robert Graves sets down the events of the ten year Trojan war. Read full book review >