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 Académie française, in 1980.
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Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
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1955. 320 pages. No dust jacket. Purple cloth. Good copy with firm binding and clean pages throughout. Former owner's name to front endpaper. Illustrated endpapers. Sunning and lean to spine with small tears to edges. Light rub marking and scratching to boards with bumps to corners. Mild edge wear to the boards and spine.
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Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar by Marguerite Yourcenar
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In 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 farflung rule. A work of superbly detailed research and sustained empathy Memoirs of Hadri
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