Mary, Called Magdalene

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The New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth I reveals the untold story of Mary Magdalene—a disciple of Jesus Christ and the most mysterious woman in the Bible.

Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute, a female divinity figure, a church leader, or all of those? Biblical references to her are tantalizingly brief, but we do know that she was the first person to whom the risen Christ appeared—and the one commissioned to tell others the good news, earning her the ancient honorific, “Apostle to the Apostles.”

Today, Mary continues to spark controversy, curiosity, and veneration. In a vivid re-creation of Mary Magdalene's life story, Margaret George convincingly captures this renowned woman's voice as she moves from girlhood to womanhood, becomes part of the circle of disciples, and comes to grips with the divine. 

While grounded in biblical scholarship and secular research, Mary, Called Magdalene ultimately transcends both history and fiction to become a “diary of a soul.”
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Margaret George is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels of biographical historical fiction, including The Confessions of Young NeroElizabeth I; Helen of Troy; Mary, Called Magdalene; The Memoirs of Cleopatra; Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles; and The Autobiography of Henry VIII. She also has coauthored a children’s book, Lucille Lost.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
May 27, 2003
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Pages
656
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ISBN
9781440650307
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Biographical
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Religious
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love—with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter.

Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

Erigida sobre las espaldas de quienes se doblegaron antes ellos, la dinastía imperial de Julio César es tan poderosa como lo sea el último de sus líderes.

En el Imperio romano nadie está a salvo de las más violentas traiciones. Ni los hombres, ni las mujeres... ni los niños.

Margaret George, autora superventas del New York Times, ha conseguido, gracias a sus novelas, que los personajes más importantes de la historia cobren una vida esplendorosa.

Ahora dirige su mirada hacia uno de los emperadores más carismáticos de la Antigua Roma...

La herencia real de Nerón se convierte muy pronto en una amenaza para su vida, primero cuando Calígula, el emperador loco, trata de ahogarlo, después cuando su tía abuela intenta asegurar la herencia de su propio hijo. Enfrentado a espeluznantes actos de traición, el joven Nerón aprende una dura lección: esmejor ser cruel que estar muerto.

Nerón idealiza los principios estéticos y atléticos de Grecia, pero para sobrevivir depende de su destreza a la hora de navegar a través del océano de víboras que es Roma, la más peligrosa de las cuales es su propia madre, Agripina, una mujer despiadada que se ha impuesto como única meta controlar el imperio. Mediante la astucia y el veneno, los obstáculos caen uno tras otro a medida que las maquinaciones de Agripina hacen que su hijo se haga con un título que desea tanto como teme.

La determinación de Nerón de escapar del sometimiento de su madre lo transformará en el hombre que estaba destinado a convertirse: un emperador legendario.

Gracias a una investigación impecable y una prosa fascinante, Las confesiones del joven Nerón es la historia del implacable ascenso al trono de un muchacho. Detallando su viaje desde su inocente infancia hasta su transformación en un soberano tristemente célebre, esta es una narración épica sobre aquello que un hombre está dispuesto a hacer para alcanzar el poder y, al mismo tiempo, sobrevivir.

Reseñas:
«Margaret George ha llevado a cabo el que quizá sea el acto más audaz de que es capaz un autor de novelas históricas: escribir una obra de ficción épica no solo favorable a Nerón sino, en buena medida, narrada por este. La aplaudo. E imagino a Nerón, ese entendido en las artes, observándolo todo desde el Elíseo.»
Steven Saylor, autor de Roma: La novela sobre la Antigua Roma

«Absolutamente fascinante.» Michelle Moran, autora superventas de La hija de Cleopatra y Nefertiti

«Las confesiones del joven Nerón supone el regreso triunfal de una de nuestras mejores autoras de novelas históricas.» C. W. Gortner, autor de La última reina: La historia de Juana la Loca

«En Las confesiones del joven Nerón Margaret George ha logrado que el antiguo villano predilecto de todo el mundo vuelva a cobrar vida# Un análisis intenso de una experta en una historia que creíamos que conocíamos.»
Katherine Neville, autora superventas de El ocho y El círculo mágico

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