Memoirs of Hadrian
And Reflections on the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian
By (author) Marguerite Yourcenar
Introduction by Paul Bailey
Translated by Grace Frick
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Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
Book DescriptionIn her magnificent novel, Marguerite Yourcenor recreates the life and death of one of the great rulers of the ancient world. The Emperor Hadrian, aware his demise is imminent, writes a long valedictory letter to Marcus Aurelius, his future successor. The Emperor meditates on his past, describing his accession, military triumphs, love of poetry and music, and the philosophy that informed his powerful and far-flung rule. A work of superbly detailed research and sustained empathy, "Memoirs of Hadrian" captures the living spirit of the Emperor and of Ancient Rome.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141184968
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marguerite Yourcenar
Blue Tale and Other Stories, Hardback (November 1995)
This collection includes three stories written between 1927 and 1930. They cover a range of themes, from an allegory on greed, to a scene from the war of the sexes, to a witchhunt that obsessively creates its own quarry. The title story is a fantastic attempt to describe reality in tones of blue.
Alexis, Paperback (December 1985)
It was with Alexis that, in 1928, Marguerite Yourcenar began her career as a novelist. The book remains one of the stellar literary debuts of the century. Yourcenar has created a moving meditation on the relationship between pleasure and love.
Abyss, HardbackView all books by Marguerite Yourcenar
Marguerite Yourcenar instantly assumes command of our imagination in her novel "The Abyss." Almost before we know it the author establishes a scene and time, and engages us in the fate of two cousins.
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Author Biography - Marguerite Yourcenar
Marguerite Yourcenar(8 June 1903 17 December 1987) was a Belgian-born Frenchnovelistand essayist. Winner of thePrix Feminaand theErasmus Prize, she was the first woman elected to theAcademie francaise, in 1980, and the seventeenth person to occupySeat 3."
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