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Memoirs of Hadrian: and, Reflections on the composition of Memoirs of Hadrian

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
2005, c1974.
Edition:
1st pbk. ed.
Language:
English
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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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subject_facetBiographical fiction
Emperors -- Fiction
Hadrian, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 76-138 -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Rome -- History -- Hadrian, 117-138 -- Fiction
title_displayMemoirs of Hadrian ; : and, Reflections on the composition of Memoirs of Hadrian
title_fullMemoirs of Hadrian ; and, Reflections on the composition of Memoirs of Hadrian / Marguerite Yourcenar ; translated from the French by Grace Frick in collaboration with the author
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