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Memoirs of Hadrian
by Marguerite Yourcenar and Grace Frick


Overview - Both an exploration of character and a reflection on the meaning of history, "Memoirs of Hadrian" has received international acclaim since its first publication in France in 1951. In it, Marguerite Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his gradual reordering of a war-torn world, writing with the imaginative insight of a great writer of the twentieth century while crafting a prose style as elegant and precise as those of the Latin stylists of Hadrian's own era.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Both an exploration of character and a reflection on the meaning of history, "Memoirs of Hadrian" has received international acclaim since its first publication in France in 1951. In it, Marguerite Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his gradual reordering of a war-torn world, writing with the imaginative insight of a great writer of the twentieth century while crafting a prose style as elegant and precise as those of the Latin stylists of Hadrian's own era.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374529260
  • ISBN-10: 0374529264
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publish Date: May 2005
  • Page Count: 416
  • Dimensions: 8.28 x 5.48 x 1.08 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.98 pounds

Series: FSG Classics

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