Book #160268

The Magnificent Hoax

E. Phillips Oppenheim
Book #160268 The Magnificent Hoax. E. Phillips Oppenheim.
The Magnificent Hoax

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good+
Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1936.

An edition in very good+ condition. Spine is slightly cocked. Small amount of foxing throughout. ; historical story of a lost Egyptian queen and her fabulous treasure

In the early 1800s, an Egyptologist named Auguste Mariette became obsessed with a lost queen named Cleopatra and her fabulous treasure. Using a combination of espionage and magic, Mariette pieced together the story of Cleopatra's life and her death at the hands of the Roman general Octavian. In the end, he revealed that the whole story was a hoax--a clever deception meant to deceive the public and boost Mariette's own career.; 8vo; 316 pages.

Price: $60.00