I, Claudius (Vintage International) (Paperback)
I read this fascinating, violent book at a pace of a hundred pages a day, it was so gripping. If you are at all interested in roman history, tales of intrigue, or just really good books, I would highly recommend I Claudius. Its historical fiction at its finest.— ben
Considered an idiot because of his physical infirmities, Claudius survived the intrigues and poisonings of the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and the Mad Caligula to become emperor in 41 A.D. A masterpiece.
About the Author
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).