Memoirs of Hadrian (FSG Classics)

Memoirs of Hadrian (FSG Classics) by Marguerite Yourcenar 0374529264 9780374529260
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Both an exploration of character and a reflection on the meaning of history,Memoirs of Hadrianhas received international acclaim since its first publication in France in 1951. In it, Marguerite Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrians 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 Hadrians own era.

Author: Marguerite Yourcenar

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 416

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 2005-05-18


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