The Elgin Affair: The True Story of the Greatest Theft in History

Theodore Vrettos (Author)
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Description

Almost two hundred years after they were "purchased" from Greece, the finest and most famous marbles of antiquity still remain a burning issue. This compelling, controversial story of the Elgin marbles re-creates in full and colorful detail "the greatest art theft in history," a steamy tale of obsession, intrigue, adultery, and ruin. As the British ambassador to the Sublime Porte in Constantinople, Lord Elgin encountered in his endeavors some of the most famous names of nineteenth-century history: Napoleon, Sultan Selim III, Lord Nelson, Lord Byron, and Keats. Drawing on original source material--letters, diaries, official government reports, and memoranda, Vrettos brilliantly brings to life these fascinating stories.

Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
Arcade Publishing
Publish Date
October 01, 2011
Pages
238
Dimensions
5.97 X 0.82 X 8.92 inches | 0.72 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781611453157
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