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The Romance of Alexander and Roxana Marshall Monroe Kirkman

The Romance of Alexander and Roxana

Marshall Monroe Kirkman

Published May 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781410102348
Paperback
436 pages
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This story of love and adventure follows the career of Alexander the Great. The romance was suggested by studies of the times of Philip of Macedon and Alexander, and it was because of the interest it excited, and not a desire to write an historicalMoreThis story of love and adventure follows the career of Alexander the Great. The romance was suggested by studies of the times of Philip of Macedon and Alexander, and it was because of the interest it excited, and not a desire to write an historical romance, that they had their origin.The novel is followed by a chapter giving an historical account of the life and deeds of the heroic prince during the period covered by the love story.The romantic love of Alexander for Roxana has interested mankind for two thousand years, and will continue to interest it as long as the world lasts. Scarcely less interesting are the picturesque events connected with the tragic lives of Darius, the Persian king, and his beautiful Queen, Statira, of which this story has much to say. The romance deals with the lives of many exalted men and women, not because they are exalted or of historical interest, but that they form a part of the love story.The romantic nature of Alexanders life and conquests makes his history in itself as interesting as the most absorbing novel.