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Memoirs of Hadrian

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

Memoirs of Hadrian

Memoirs of Hadrian

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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...

Page Count
416
On Sale
04/28/2005

Book Details

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.

Imprint Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN

9780374529260

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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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Memoirs of Hadrian

Memoirs of Hadrian

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