Sunday, May 6, 2012

The one who wrote my favorite book of all time

This weekend, while waiting for a friend to pick me up at the mall, I was whiling away the time in a bookstore when I saw this, a Penguin Deluxe Edition of Robert Graves's The Greek Myths.

I love these editions, with their beautiful covers, French flaps, thick paper, and deckle edges. The flaps of The Greek Myths have interesting artistic depictions of Greek mythological characters.

Robert Graves wrote my favorite book of all time, I, Claudius. Interestingly, he isn't my favorite author. I only have a few of his books including his complete poems, as poetry is what he is most known for. I'm still looking for a good copy of his nonfiction work, Goodbye to All That.

Hmmm . . . Perhaps it's time for a reread of these two books? It's been years since I last read the exploits of Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. And if you're looking for good historical fiction, dear reader, I highly recommend I, Claudius.


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Stepford Mum said...

Peter, I just recommended I, Claudius, and your blog, to a friend over dinner last night! She loves historical fiction and is very excited to start reading :)

Ruth O'Leary said...

And if you haven't already watched it, I can also recommend the 1970s BBC adaptation of both books (under the title 'I, Claudius'). Unquestionably the best TV/film adaptation of a book ever made.

Peter S. said...

Hi, line of flight! :-)

Hello, Stepford Mum! Oh, thanks!

Hi, Ruth! I've never seen that! I'll download! Thanks for the recommendation.