Cleopatra: A Study
by Henry Houssaye
Publisher: Duprat & Co. 1890
Number of pages: 106
For twenty years she preserved her throne and maintained the independence of Egypt. It was done by mere womanly means -- intrigue, gallantry, grace, and weakness which is also a grace. If her renown is immortal, it is because she is the heroine of the most dramatic love-story of antiquity.
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