Alexander: Child of a Dream 1/3

Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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The first title in an international blockbuster trilogy of brutal passion and grand adventure in ancient Greece.

This is the story of a boy, born to a great king - Philip of Macedon - and his sensuous queen, Olympias. It tells of the stern discipline of Philip and the wild passions of Olympias, and how, together, they formed Alexander, a young man of immense, unfathomable potential, capable of subjugating the known world to his power, and thought of by his contemporaries as a god. Alexander's swift ascent to manhood, as a protégé of Aristotle and close friend of Ptolemy and Hephiaston, and the start of his great adventure to conquer the civilised world is recounted in this awe-inspiring novel.

This is a wonderful evocation of the far-off and fascinating civilisation of ancient Greece, revealed in vibrant tones and scholarly detail.


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Valerio Massimo Manfredi is professor of classical archaeology at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. He has published nine works of fiction, including the bestselling Spartan and The Last Legion. The Alexander trilogy has been translated into 24 languages in 38 countries. He has written and hosted documentaries on the ancient world, and has written screenplays for cinema and television.

General Fields

  • : 9780330399883
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan Books
  • : July 2001
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 1mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Valerio Massimo Manfredi
  • : Paperback
  • : Unabridged
  • : 368