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Memoirs of Hadrian

Memoirs of Hadrian

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Marguerite Yourcenar; Translated from the French by Grace Frick in collaboration with the Author

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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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"If you want to know what 'ancient Roman' really means, in terms of war and religion and love and parties, read Memoirs of Hadrian." - The New Yorker

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Marguerite Yourcenar; Translated from the French by Grace Frick in collaboration with the Author

Marguerite Yourcenar is one of the most acclaimed writers of the twentieth century. Author of over twenty books--of which Hadrian is her acknowledged masterpiece--she was the first woman elected to the Academie Française. She died in 1987.

Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar

Grace Frick

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