Book #100443

Beard's Roman Women

Anthony Burgess

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First American Edition
Publisher: New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976.

Price: $50.00

With photographs by David Robinson.

Anthony Burgess's Beard's Roman Women is an exploration of the lives and loves of three women in first century Rome. Hilaria, a wealthy and beautiful woman, is in love with the handsome and popular gladiator Calpurnius; Julia, a lower class slave, is in love with the free-spirited and enlightened philosopher Aristarchus; and Volumnia, the wife of the Roman governor, is in love with the idealized image of her husband in the popular epic poem The Aeneid.

Burgess's novel is full of humor and insight, and it provides a fascinating look at the power and limits of love in ancient Rome.; 8vo; $12.50.