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Memoirs of Hadrian (FSG Classics)

Memoirs of Hadrian (FSG Classics)
Author: Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN 13: 9780374529260
ISBN 10: 374529264
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2005-05-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 408
List Price: $16.00

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.