Book Cover of Cleopatra


by Jacob Abbott

The French mathematician and philosopher, Blaise Pascal once remarked, “Cleopatra's nose. Had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed!” Such was the legendary power and attraction of this most famous woman ruler that generations of artists, readers, writers, historians and poets have ensured that she remains immortal and unforgettable.

Book Details



Original Language


Published In





Jacob Abbott image

Jacob Abbott

United States

Jacob Abbott (November 14, 1803 – October 31, 1879) was an American writer of children's books. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books...

More on Jacob Abbott

Listen/Download Audiobook

Read by:
Playback Speed 1.0
  • Select Speed

Related books

The Heroines of History Cover image

The Heroines of History by John S. Jenkins

A look at some of the famous women in European history. Includes biographies on Cleopatra; Isabella of Castile; Joan of Arc; Maria Theresa; Josephine;...

The Life of Philip Melanchthon Cover image

The Life of Philip Melanchthon by Karl Friedrich Ledderhose

Philip Melanchthon (1497 – 1560) is best known as the theologian of the Protestant Reformation, systematizing and defending much of Martin Luther’s wo...

Early Kings of Norway  Cover image

Early Kings of Norway by Thomas Carlyle

"The Icelanders, in their long winter, had a great habit of writing; and were, and still are, excellent in penmanship. It is to this fact, that any li...

How They Succeeded Cover image

How They Succeeded by Orison Swett Marden

Success! Alluring, fascinating, informative. Why are some people successful while others languish on the scrap heap of life? Hard work? Luck? Nepotism...

Historic Girlhoods, Volume 1  Cover image

Historic Girlhoods, Volume 1 by Rupert S. Holland

Biographical sketches of ten girls who became famous before becoming women - some not even making it to womanhood. From Joan of Arc to Catherine d'Med...

The Jesus of History  Cover image

The Jesus of History by Terrot R. Glover

This book answers many questions on the history of the times, how the advancement of Christianity could take on such an unfathomable abundance at ligh...

Famous Impostors  Cover image

Famous Impostors by Bram Stoker

This book consists of short biographical sketches of a number of different historical imposters along with a chapter on hoaxes.

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands Cover image

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Jane Seacole

I should have thought that no preface would have been required to introduce Mrs. Seacole to the British public, or to recommend a book which must, fro...

Bismarck and the Origin of the German Empire Cover image

Bismarck and the Origin of the German Empire by Sir Frederick Maurice Powicke

Despite its brevity, this Little Blue Book by the Oxford historian, Sir F.M. Powicke, provides a valuable overview of the political history of Germany...

The World's Great Men of Music: Story-Lives of Master Musicians Cover image

The World's Great Men of Music: Story-Lives of Master Musicians by Harriette Brower

It delves into the lives of some of the greatest musicians in history. The book was first published in 1908 and has since become a classic in the worl...

Reviews for Cleopatra

No reviews posted or approved, yet...