|Spartacus (1951) [Novel]|
by Howard Fast
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"Spartacus" is a fictionalization of a slave revolt in Rome in 71 BC, well known today because of the 1960 film version. It was originally published by Fast after being turned down by every mainstream publisher of the day because of Fast's blacklisting for his Communist Party sympathies. The story of Spartacus, born a slave, trained as a gladiator, who led a slave revolt that was eventually put down by Crassus, was immensely popular, has sold millions of copies, and has gone through nearly a hundred editions..
Original title: Spartacus
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Male-Action/Adventure
Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)