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By Robert Harris

ISBN-10: 3641108322

ISBN-13: 9783641108328

Macht will ein Imperium

„Pompeji“ struggle ein internationaler Triumph. Robert Harris versteht es wie kein Zweiter, die Antike mit Leben zu füllen und die Gegenwart in einem Roman zu beschreiben, der vor zweitausend Jahren spielt. Im Mittelpunkt von „Imperium“ steht ein gerissener, mit allen Wassern gewaschener Anwalt und geborener Machtpolitiker: Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Ein unbekannter junger Anwalt – hochintelligent, sensibel und enorm ehrgeizig – betritt das Zentrum der Macht. Er hat nur ein Ziel: Er will nach ganz oben. Der Fall eines Kunstsammlers, der vor der Willkür eines skrupellosen und gierigen Gouverneurs fliehen muss, kommt ihm da gerade recht. Der Gouverneur hat einflussreiche und gefährliche Freunde im Senat, und sollte der Anwalt den Fall gewinnen, würde er die gesamte alte Machtclique zerschlagen. An die Niederlage wagt er nicht zu denken, sie könnte ihn das Leben kosten. Eine einzige Rede kann über sein Schicksal und die Zukunft einer Weltmacht entscheiden, doch seine gefährlichste Waffe ist das Wort.
Die Weltmacht am Scheideweg ist Rom. Der identify des jungen Anwalts ist Marcus Tullius Cicero, Außenseiter, Philosoph, brillanter Redner und der erste Politiker modernen Stils.

Ein topaktueller Roman im historischen Gewand.

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Lanny, having been raised in Europe, didn’t mind. The head of the household was Sir Alfred, a crotchety but sociable old baronet with white hair, and mustaches still dark, who had difficulty in paying his debts but was happy collecting materials on the twentieth-century English drama. The crippled son had had his parents’ support through the years while he was struggling to be a writer, and now that he had made good as a dramatist he helped pay the family debts and tried to keep his father from spending more than he would ever have.

That was the difficulty in relations with France; the governments changed so rapidly, and policies changed with them; you could never be sure where you stood. Politicians may come and politicians may go but the old school tie goes on forever. These friends knew all about Lanny’s misadventures in Germany and made allowances for his extreme views on the subject of Nazism. They might be made to serve very useful purposes; for one thing, as a counterweight to French political upstarts who had a tendency to become extremely arrogant, on account of their country’s great store of gold; and for a second thing, as a check upon Russia.

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