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A truly extraordinary work. This is the English translation from the French of a great life's work by a remarkable writer, sadly too little known today. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gordon Ritchie
This book is well-written, well-translated, well-informed, and a wellspring of insight into human nature. Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by Sam Bickens
One of the most important skills a student must acquirer when learning history, amongst others, is the ability to evoke a state of empathy for the time period under study. Read morePublished on March 21 2003 by C. Middleton
Seldom do we find a historical novel written with both so much scholarship and passion. Marguerite Yourcenar not only incarnates the soul and spirit of Emperor Hadrian but of his... Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2003 by Esther Nebenzahl
This book contains wonderous and perceptive insights. Yourcenar narrates as though she were Hadrian recalling his passing life. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2002 by Mark Allen G. Garzon
A panel of 100 writers from 54 countries assembled by Norwegian Book Clubs picked the 100 best works of fiction in existence and this book was on the list so I thought I would read... Read morePublished on July 21 2002 by Schmerguls
Written in the form of a letter, memoir-tutorial to his nephew, the young Marcus Aurelius. Succeeding the stern super-centurion, Trajan, the Emperor comments on a wide variety of... Read morePublished on May 13 2002 by Richard Cunningham