Caeser and Cleopatra, an historical romance.
Khalil Saadeh, Romance history,caesar & Cleopatra
311 pp. +VIII pages hors texte from the first edition; hardback binding; pulisher's original wrappers; edited by Salim Mujais and Badr el-Hage; contents, appendix, copy new in mint condition
Caesar conquered the most powerful rivals, exposed himself in battles, overcame extreme difficulties and knew no surrender. He was truly the dictator, ruler and emperor of Rome. Women were the one thing he could not resist, making him yield and capitulate. There was one special lady, the Queen of Egypt, who swept Julius Caesar off his feet. A love that was as endless as space and as irresistible as the tides of the ocean; a pure and powerful kind of love without which the world becomes a lifeless mass of matter. It was only death that could thwart the immensity of such a love. And death it was that stood between Cleopatra and Caesar. Khalil Saadeh’s novel Caesar and Cleopatra was published in 1898 in London and has been out of print for more than a century. Salim Mujais and Badr el-Hage, a scanned copy of the book was obtained from the Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and was used to produce the present edition of the book and highlight the contribution of Saadeh to the works of literature concerned with the legendary romance that linked Caesar to Cleopatra.