Robert Graves – I, Claudius [with] Claudius The God – First UK Editions 1934 –

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Robert Graves – I, Claudius [with] Claudius The God – First UK Editions 1934 –

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A pair of first editions, first printings published by Arthur Barker in 1934. ‘I, Claudius’ – A very good book without inscriptions – some handling to the boards. In a very good wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine and the edges (evident from the inside of the dust wrapper). Unclipped and now presenting as a near fine copy. ‘Claudius The God’ – a very good book with some foxing to the page edges. No inscriptions. In a very good unclipped wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine and the edges and a small patch to the front panel.
“I, Claudius” is a historical novel that vividly portrays the intrigues and power struggles of ancient Rome’s ruling Julio-Claudian dynasty. Narrated by the titular character, the book reveals the complexities of Emperor Claudius’ life, from his perceived physical weaknesses to his unexpected rise to power. Set against a backdrop of political machinations, betrayals, and familial conflicts, the novel provides a compelling account of Roman history. With a blend of fiction and historical accuracy, Graves offers a captivating glimpse into the life of a man who navigated treacherous waters to survive amidst the tumultuous world of imperial Rome.


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A pair of first editions, first printings published by Arthur Barker in 1934. ‘I, Claudius’ – A very good book without inscriptions – some handling to the boards. In a very good wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine and the edges (evident from the inside of the dust wrapper). Unclipped and now presenting as a near fine copy. ‘Claudius The God’ – a very good book with some foxing to the page edges. No inscriptions. In a very good unclipped wrapper which has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine and the edges and a small patch to the front panel.

“I, Claudius” is a historical novel that vividly portrays the intrigues and power struggles of ancient Rome’s ruling Julio-Claudian dynasty. Narrated by the titular character, the book reveals the complexities of Emperor Claudius’ life, from his perceived physical weaknesses to his unexpected rise to power. Set against a backdrop of political machinations, betrayals, and familial conflicts, the novel provides a compelling account of Roman history. With a blend of fiction and historical accuracy, Graves offers a captivating glimpse into the life of a man who navigated treacherous waters to survive amidst the tumultuous world of imperial Rome.