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Memoirs of Hadrian, MARGUERITE YOURCENAR

Author:    MARGUERITE YOURCENAR

Title:   Memoirs of Hadrian

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   Used - Very Good

Publisher:    Farrar, Straus and Giroux January 1963

ISBN Number:    0374503486 / 9780374503482

Seller ID:   20091019163411

Bumped spine end, otherwise as new, very nice.

An Eighth Day View:

Written in the form of a testamentary letter from the Emperor Hadrian to his successor, the youthful Marcus Aurelius, this work is as extraordinary for its psychological depth as for its accurate reconstruction of the second century of our era. The author describes the book as a meditation upon history, but this meditation is built upon intensive study of the personal and political life of a great and complex character as seen by himself and his contemporaries, both friends and enemies. Marguerite Yourcenar reconstructs Hadrian's arduous early years, his triumphs and reversals, and his gradual reordering of a war-torn world.

Price = 7.85 USD



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