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

Milton Cover image

Milton by Thomas Babington Macaulay

John Milton (1608-1674) was an English poet, classicist, and fearless advocate for civil liberty, who served the Commonwealth of England under Oliver...

Mémoires d'outre-tombe. Tome 2 Cover image

Mémoires d'outre-tombe. Tome 2 by François-René de Chateaubriand

Plongez dans l'univers envoûtant de "Mémoires d'outre-tombe. Tome 2" de François-René de Chateaubriand, un livre qui vous transporte au-delà des limit...

Napoleon: A Short Biography  Cover image

Napoleon: A Short Biography by Robert Matteson Johnston

This is a 'lightning biography' which serves as an introduction to the field of Napoleonic history. Its purpose is to enable the ordinary reader or wo...

Women of History  Cover image

Women of History by Various

An intriguing look at well known women in history from BC 500 to the mid 1800's. Each chapter is a brief overview of one woman's life.

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 Story of My Childhood  Cover image

The Story of My Childhood by Clara Barton

The book, "The Story Of My Childhood" by Clara Barton is an autobiography about her life. She overcame so many things in her early life especially aft...

Frederick Douglass A Biography Cover image

Frederick Douglass A Biography by Charles Chesnutt

In the annals of American history, few figures stand as tall and inspiring as Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became a leading abolitionist,...

Saint Athanasius: The Father of Orthodoxy  Cover image

Saint Athanasius: The Father of Orthodoxy by Francis Forbes

A short and rather old fashioned biography a great saint. Don't expect subtlety; it's unapologetic hagiography. The saint is presented as a figure of...

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 Ordeal of Mark Twain  Cover image

The Ordeal of Mark Twain by Van Wyck Brooks

Brooks attributes Clemens' increasing sense of pessimism to the repression of his creative spirit due largely to his mother and his wife.

Reviews for Cleopatra

No reviews posted or approved, yet...