Memoirs of Hadrian

Memoirs of Hadrian

ISBN: 0374529264

ISBN 13: 9780374529260

Publication Date: May 18, 2005

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Pages: 347

Format: Paperback

Authors: Marguerite Yourcenar, Grace Frick

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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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