Glory and the Lightning Author:Taylor Caldwell [This] novel, set in ancient Persia and Greece, is based on the life of Aspasia - the beautiful and intelligent courtesan who eventually became the companion of Pericles, ruler of Athens. — It is the story of an extraordinary woman, trained since childhood in the arts of beauty and seduction, who finds herself increasingly in rebellion against th... more »e helpless position of women in ancient society.
Passionate, restless and fiercely independent, Aspasia is compelled to pursue her destiny wherever it may lead - from the narrow confines of a school for high-class courtesans, into the arms of a rich and powerful Persian satrap, and finally to Athens at the height of its glory.
...a rich and thought-provoking novel of the ancient world as seen through a woman's eyes - finding in the life of Aspasia a model for the timeless conflicts of all women.
Book and jacket are in very nice condition for age. It's a Book Club Edition. Barely yellowing. Book's copyright date is '74, but no other date is noted, so it may not have been published in '74.« less