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Child of a Dream

(2001)
(The first book in the Alexander series)
A novel by

 
 
A huge international bestseller, Alexander, Child of a Dream is the first in Valerio Massimo Manfredi's outstanding trilogy of brutal passion and grand adventure in ancient Greece.

Who could have been born to conquer the world other than a god?

Mesmeric beauty, consuming desires, an insatiable hunger. Then premature death. This is the story of a boy, born to a great king - Philip of Macedon - and his sensuous queen, Olympias. It tells of the stern discipline of Philip and the wild passions of Olympias, and how, together, they formed Alexander, a young man of immense, unfathomable potential, capable of subjugating the known world to his power, and thought of by his contemporaries as a god.

Alexander's swift ascent to manhood, as a protege of Aristotle and close friend of Ptolemy and Hephiaston, and the start of his great adventure to conquer the civilised world is recounted in this awe-inspiring novel.

This is a wonderful evocation of the far-off and fascinating civilisation of ancient Greece, revealed in vibrant tones and scholarly detail.

Genre: Historical

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Used availability for Valerio Massimo Manfredi's Child of a Dream

Hardback Editions

April 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Alexander: Child of a Dream v. 1
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 0-333-90693-4 / 978-0-333-90693-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Child of a Dream (Alexander)
Author(s): Manfredi
ISBN: 1-5098-5351-0 / 978-1-5098-5351-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Child of a Dream (Alexander)
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 1-4472-7164-5 / 978-1-4472-7164-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alexander Vol 1 Asda
Author(s): Manfredi Valerio Ma
ISBN: 0-330-51858-5 / 978-0-330-51858-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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October 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alexander: Child of a Dream (1)
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 0-7434-3436-6 / 978-0-7434-3436-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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July 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Child of a Dream: Child of a Dream v. 1 (Alexander)
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 0-330-39988-8 / 978-0-330-39988-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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July 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Alexander Vol 1: Child of a Dream
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 0-330-39170-4 / 978-0-330-39170-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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February 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Child of a Dream: Child of a Dream Vol 1 (Alexander)
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 0-333-78035-3 / 978-0-333-78035-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

February 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Alexander: Child of a Dream
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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February 2007 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Alexander: Child of a Dream
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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February 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Alexander: Child of a Dream
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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February 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Alexander: Child of a Dream
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2004 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Child of a Dream (Alexander)
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 1-4050-3399-1 / 978-1-4050-3399-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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February 2002 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Child of a Dream: Child of a Dream Vol 1 (Alexander)
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN: 0-333-90885-6 / 978-0-333-90885-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Child of a Dream (Alexander Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK