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Description - Memoirs Of Hadrian (Including Reflections On The CompositionOf Memoirs Of Hadrian) by Marguerite Yourcenar

In her magnificent novel, Marguerite Yourcenar 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 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 Details

ISBN: 9780141184968
ISBN-10: 0141184965
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar (8 June 1903 - 17 December 1987) was a Belgian-born French novelist and essayist. Winner of the Prix Femina and the Erasmus Prize, she was the first woman elected to the Academie francaise, in 1980, and the seventeenth person to occupy Seat 3.

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