First Man In Rome (Masters of Rome) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 7 agosto 2003
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Biografía del autor
Colleen McCullough was born in Australia. A neurophysiologist, she established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, then worked as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years.
Her writing career began with the publication of Tim, followed by The Thorn Birds, a record-breaking international bestseller. The author of over ten other novels, including the acclaimed 'Masters of Rome' series, Dr McCullough also wrote lyrics for musical theatre.
Until her death in 2015 she lived on Norfolk Island in the Pacific with her husband.
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- Editorial : Arrow (7 agosto 2003)
- Idioma : Inglés
- Tapa blanda : 1056 páginas
- ISBN-10 : 0099462486
- ISBN-13 : 978-0099462484
- Peso del producto : 619 g
- Dimensiones : 12.9 x 4.2 x 19.8 cm
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº338 en Thrillers políticos
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I felt transported to Marius' and Svlla's times. The political action was of the best kind I have read so far, the military one not as much. Nonetheless, one should not be expecting to encounter great battle scenes on McCullough's books, I believe, as it is not her style.
Bottomline, this is a must-read for historical fiction fans.
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However the consensus appears to back up her own claim that it is solid, although she has added guesswork to what is known. That seems fair enough, although some reviewers question some of her suppositions, including for instance much of the early history of Sulla.
Reviewers have also commented on her good character development, which I mostly agree with. For me the chief drama of the book is the relationship between Marius and Sulla, both men with something to prove. Their adventures illuminate especially the contradictions in the Roman Republic between the old Roman nobility, the people, the army, the Italians and so on. The characters of the Africans and Germans are also brought to life brilliantly, and the vignette of Sulla in Germany is a treasure.
McCullough may not be the greatest of writers but her focus on her material is sure fire. What is going on here is a battle not just between remarkable and gifted individuals but between systems of government. The corrupt nobility protests about wise guys like Sulla and Marius who will manipulate the system, particularly using the powers of the plebs and the Tribunes to overrule Senate, but can't offer the creativity and energy to match them. Not many years later Caesar marches in Marius's footsteps and sweeps the old system away.
Personally I find this a fascinating story, living as we do in an age when democracy which failed in Greece and Rome is being touted all over the world as the future. Perhaps it is, but contemplation of errors which were made before can't do any harm can they?
Another feature of the book is the fascinating situation of women. Female characters like Livia Drusus and Aurelia are very well drawn.
In summary for me despite the average quality of the writing what makes this book an utter triumph is the holding together of the personal, political, military, the whole web of life. McCullough's attention to detail may well be the secret. She knows about military uniforms, real estate, food, the political infrastructure, transport etc etc etc.
A tremendous job.