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Memoirs of Hadrian

(1951)
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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.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

July 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Memoirs of Hadrian (Modern Library)
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-679-60160-0 / 978-0-679-60160-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library
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March 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Memoirs of Hadrian (Modern Library Giant)
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-394-60505-5 / 978-0-394-60505-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library
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June 1963 : USA Hardback
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Title: Memoirs of Hadrian, and reflections on the composition of memoirs of Hadrian
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-374-20728-3 / 978-0-374-20728-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Memoirs of Hadrian (FSG Classics)
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-374-52926-4 / 978-0-374-52926-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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December 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Memoirs of Hadrian: And Reflections on the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-14-118496-5 / 978-0-14-118496-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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October 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Memoirs of Hadrian(Including Reflections On the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian) (Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): Grace Frick, Marguerite Yourcenar, Paul Bailey
ISBN: 0-14-018194-6 / 978-0-14-018194-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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September 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: Memoirs of Hadrian(Including Reflections On the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian)
Author(s): Grace Frick, Marguerite Yourcenar, Paul Bailey
ISBN: 0-14-008764-8 / 978-0-14-008764-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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May 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Memoirs of Hadrian(Including Reflections On the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian)
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-14-006171-1 / 978-0-14-006171-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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December 1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: Memoirs of Hadrian
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-671-43748-8 / 978-0-671-43748-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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May 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Memoirs of Hadrian
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-14-001358-X / 978-0-14-001358-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 1977 : USA Paperback
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Title: Memoirs of Hadrian (A Kangaroo book)
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-671-81100-2 / 978-0-671-81100-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books/Kangaroo, New York, USA
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January 1963 : USA Paperback
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Title: Memoirs of Hadrian
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-374-50348-6 / 978-0-374-50348-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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