Memoirs of Hadrian (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-87) wrote plays, stories, poems, and novels, including the notable "Memoirs of Hadrian". She was the first woman to be elected to the Academie Francaise.

Grace Frick contributed to The Abyss from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780374529260
ISBN-10: 0374529264
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: May 18th, 2005
Pages: 408
Language: English
Series: FSG Classics