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Augustus

(1972)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
A brilliant and beautifully written novel in the tradition of Robert Graves' I, Claudius, Augustus is a sweeping narrative that brings vividly to life a compelling cast of historical figures through their letters, dispatches, and memoirs.

A mere eighteen years of age when his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered, Octavius Caesar prematurely inherits rule of the Roman Republic. Surrounded by men who are jockeying for power - Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony - young Octavius must work against the powerful Roman political machinations to claim his destiny as first Roman emperor. Sprung from meticulous research and the pen of a true poet, Augustus tells the story of one man's dream to liberate a corrupt Rome from the fancy of the capriciously crooked and the wildly wealthy.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

October 1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: Augustus: A Novel
Author(s): John A Williams
ISBN: 0-670-14112-7 / 978-0-670-14112-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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September 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: Augustus
Author(s): John Williams
ISBN: 0-7139-0545-X / 978-0-7139-0545-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen Lane
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Augustus (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): John Williams
ISBN: 1-59017-821-1 / 978-1-59017-821-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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January 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Augustus: A Novel
Author(s): John Edward Williams
ISBN: 1-4000-7673-0 / 978-1-4000-7673-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Augustus: A Novel
Author(s): John Williams
ISBN: 0-09-944508-5 / 978-0-09-944508-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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March 1995 : USA Paperback

Title: Augustus (John Williams Collection)
Author(s): John Edward Williams
ISBN: 1-55728-343-5 / 978-1-55728-343-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ of Arkansas Pr
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August 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Augustus: A Novel
Author(s): John Edward Williams
ISBN: 0-14-005127-9 / 978-0-14-005127-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Augustus
Author(s): John Williams
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Augustus
Author(s): John Williams
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2011 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Augustus (Library Edition)
Author(s): John Williams
ISBN: 1-4417-7452-1 / 978-1-4417-7452-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Augustus
Author(s): John Williams
ISBN: 1-4417-7454-8 / 978-1-4417-7454-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Augustus (Library Edition)
Author(s): John Williams
ISBN: 1-4417-7453-X / 978-1-4417-7453-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Augustus
Author(s): John Williams
ISBN: 1-4417-7455-6 / 978-1-4417-7455-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Augustus (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): John Williams
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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