9780142001714-0142001716-The Emperor's Babe

The Emperor's Babe

ISBN-13: 9780142001714
ISBN-10: 0142001716
Author: Evaristo, Bernardine
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780142001714
ISBN-10: 0142001716
Author: Evaristo, Bernardine
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Evaristo, Bernardine wrote The Emperor's Babe comprising 272 pages back in 2004. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0142001716 and 9780142001714. Since then The Emperor's Babe textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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“Lots of fun . . . like an episode of Sex and the City written by Ovid.”—Kirkus Reviews

Bernardine Evaristo’s tale of forbidden love in bustling third-century London is an intoxicating cocktail of poetry, history, and fiction. Feisty, precocious Zuleika, a restless teenage bride of a rich Roman businessman, craves passion and excitement. She wanders through his villa, bored, or sneaks out to see her old friends, seeking an outlet for her creativity. Then she begins an affair with the emperor, Septimus Severus, remembered to history as the “African Emperor,” and she knows her life will never be the same. Streetwise, seductive, and lyrical, The Emperor’s Babe is a “glittering fiction” with a “heroine of ancient times for the modern age” (The Times).

“The adventures of a sassy, sexy girl about town . . . Funny, engaging, and a daring evocation of the possible genesis of black British history.”—The Independent on Sunday

“Smart, imaginative, and readable . . . A rich farrago of historical fact and outrageous fancy.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Zuleika leads us on a riotous, racy whirl through Roman Londinium—while displaying her lyric gift throughout, and at last her heartbreak to the core, and her own embrace of doom. . . . a captivating tale in verse.”—Robert Fagles

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