Margaret George Biography
Margaret George is an American historical novelist specializing in epic fictional biographies. She is known for her meticulous research and the large scale of her books. She is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels of biographical historical fiction, including The Splendor Before the Dark, The Confessions of Young Nero; Elizabeth I; Helen of Troy; Mary, Called Magdalene; The Memoirs of Cleopatra and Mary Queen of, and also known for her meticulous research and the large scale of her books.
Margaret George Age
She is an American historical novelist specializing in epic fictional biographies, born on 19 January 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States ( She is 76 years old as of 2019).
Margaret George Net worth
Queen Elizabeth who was 91 years old had an estimated net worth of $520 million. Margaret George’s net worth to be updated soon.
Margaret George Parents
She was born in Nashville, Tennessee. Her father joined the U.S. Foreign Service when she was young at the age of four, and she lived overseas. She was latterly exposed to historical sites and learned that legends might have historical bases.
Margaret George Career
She began writing, composing on yellow lined tablets and illustrating them herself, at a young age. She began writing novels but did not show them to anyone except a few close friends, during her mid school. As she was teaching herself how to write, She wrote many genres. She published her first novel, The Autobiography of Henry VIII (1986), set the pattern.
Margaret George Education
She was raised in Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. and Stanford University with an M.A., co-majoring in biological science and English literature. later worked as a science writer for several years at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland before moving to Madison, Wisconsin with her husband.
Margaret George Husband
She and her husband lived in Madison, Wisconsin. while she was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and has traveled extensively. Her marriage at the end of that time meant moving, first, to St. Louis, then to Uppsala, Sweden, and then to Madison, Wisconsin, they have lived for more than thirty years now, with Paul his husband. The family has one grown married daughter who lives in Washington DC
PRAISE FOR THE CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO
“George’s reconstruction of the man, in terms both of his public life and private character, is more than a revisiting of fact: It’s a subtle exploration of identity and the insidious effects of power…‘Confessions’ is all about identity: How is it made, lost, reinvented?… Margaret George occupies that blurry space between history and fiction. And between Tacitus and Margaret George, I rather think it’s George’s account that is not only most sympathetic but most truthful.”—Diana Gabaldon, Washington Post
“Margaret George has performed about the most audacious act imaginable for a historical novelist—an epic work of fiction not merely sympathetic to Nero but told largely in his own voice. I applaud. And so, I imagine, does that connoisseur of the arts Nero, watching from Elysium.”—Steven Saylor, author of Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome
“[George] brilliantly recreates past eras and bygone civilizations.”—Sharon Kay Penman, author of A King’s Ransom
“A wonderful novel, from the riveting first scene to the breathtaking finale.” —Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Traitors and Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker
“Wow! Margaret George—the reigning queen of historical fiction—is back with this epic saga that vividly re-imagines the life of young Nero in all its operatic, dramatic glory.”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of Lily of the Nile
“Margaret George has an incredible talent in that she can stand in the shoes of her protagonist and speak in his or her voice.”—Barbara Taylor Bradford, author of The Cavendon Luck and A Woman Of Substance
Margaret George Books
- The Memoirs of Cleopatra
- The Confession
- The Autobiography
- Mary Queen of Scotland
- Helen of Troy
- Mary called Magdalene
- The Splendor Before the Dark
- Lucille Lost A True Adventure
- One Woman’s Situation
- Women in the first capitalist
- Australia and the Indonesian Revolution
- The warped vision
- Maria hē Magdalēnē: hē Apostolos tōn apostolōn
ABOUT THE SPLENDOR BEFORE THE DARK
Ascending to the throne was only the beginning… Now Margaret George, the author of The Confessions of Young Nero, weaves a web of politics and passion, as ancient Rome’s most infamous emperor cements his place in history.
With the beautiful and cunning Poppaea at his side, Nero Augustus commands the Roman empire, ushering in an unprecedented era of artistic and cultural splendor. Although he has yet to produce an heir, his power is unquestioned.
But in the tenth year of his reign, a terrifying prophecy comes to pass and a fire engulfs Rome, reducing entire swaths of the city to rubble. Rumors of Nero’s complicity in the blaze start to sow unrest among the populace–and the politicians…
For better or worse, Nero knows that his fate is now tied to Rome’s–and he vows to rebuild it as a city that will stun the world. But there are those who find his rampant quest for glory dangerous. Throughout the empire, false friends and spies conspire against him, not understanding what drives him to undertake the impossible.
Nero will either survive and be the first in his family to escape the web of betrayals that is the Roman court or be ensnared and remembered as the last radiance of the greatest dynasty the world had ever known.