Ahmad said: Spartacus, Howard Fast Spartacus is a historical novel by Fuera de lo anterior, es un libro muy completo, hablando de la historia y los. Espartaco has ratings and reviews. Labeba said: الصياغة كانت جميلة لكن الراوي لم يكن منصفا بالنسبة للرومان الذين اظهرهم شبقين اغبياء ماديين وم. Libros de Segunda Mano (posteriores a ) – Literatura – Narrativa – Otros: Espartaco – howard fast 1ª edicion Compra, venta y subastas de Otros en.

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This book is for my daughter, Rachel, and for my son, Jonathan.

It is a story of brave men and women who lived long ago, and whose names have never been forgotten. The heroes of this story cherished human dignity, and lived nobly and well. I shall number these copies and autograph each of them. They will be specially boundand delivered to the people who purchase them before the regular edition is on the market.

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Since then six more editions have been printed. On the 3 numbered examples I’ve seen, the signatures are close to the top of the page, and resemble the one above. On the 2 unnumbered copies, they are closer to the middle of the page, and more flowery, the final T appearing as a D, as below.

Apparently there’s not much correlation between numbering and cloth color. The earliest numbers are usually rust brown. Please email if you have one of these special editions and can add to this data: Also, since many normal channels of distribution are closede to him, hje suggests that copies of Spartacuseither singly or in quantity, may be ordered by writing to him directly. Bookstores will receive a normal discount.

Fast, in Being Red []: The rush of espqrtaco took place in the following three months. The first six printings show “Published by the author”, and the Box address. This is not changed on the title page, but “The Blue Heron Press” is printed on the back cover. The back covers of some later Blue Heron Press editions e. Except for that, and indications of publisher base of spine, title page, copyright pageidentical to Bodley Head edition above.


Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, UK. Oct pbk, pp, A Mayflower BookGranada. Sep pp, 23 cm, fzst, New ed. Sharpe North Castle Books.

Jun pp, iBooksInc. An edition printing that’s not listed here? Please let me know.

The extravagant phrases used in such cases come less readily from the pen of the person who wrote the book — and knows with what hopes and difficulties and effort it was put together. Here is the story of Spartacus, who led the great slave revolt against the Roman Republic in its last dying moments. I wrote this tale because I considered it an important story for the times in which we live. Espartack in the mechanical sense of historical parallels; but because there is hope and strength to be taken from such a story — and because Spartacus lived not for one time of man but for all times of man.

I wrote it to give hope and courage to those who would read it, and in the process of writing it, I gained hope and courage myself. To write a novel takes a long time; in writing a novel, one can solve many problems and gain much understanding and knowledge of people and what people struggle and hope for.

Some of that I gained from writing this book and living so long with the men and women who inhabit its pages; some of it I hope you will get out of reading it. If my own opinion of my own work is of value, then I can say that I like this best of all my books.


It was the hardest to write, and it was written during the most difficult time of my life; but when Ohward finished it I had a good feeling of satisfaction and a job well done. You have told this on many levels and yet managed to find a unity for the telling of Spartacus’s life.

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When one can come away from the reading of espaftaco story hating Gracchus and Crassus and the rest for what they stand for and yet seeing the universal possibilities of good in each of them, then you have told about ewpartaco as it really is What I am trying to say is that the form of the story, the contradictions of the characters and the picture of Rome at the end of the Republic all ezpartaco an understanding that reality in each field is comprised of two opposing sides of the same coin.

It seems to me that while losing none of your capacity for indignation at and hatred for the evil men do, you have added to this a larger sense of compassion for those hoaard do evil. The novel does not excuse these people, but it shows that each human being has the capacity for being something other than he is. The pre-publication letter states: Inserted into each copy was a 3″x5″ card: Masses and Mainstreamp.

German pp, Dietz. Italian xvi,[2], pp, Mondadori Romanzi e racconti d’oggi. Kats pp, 21 cm, port. Read by David Glyn-Jones.

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