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The Ides of March - Thornton Wilder
The Ides of March
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Drawing on such unique sources as Thornton Wilder's unpublished letters, journals, and selections from the extensive annotations Wilder made years later in the margins of the book, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this internationally acclaimed novel.The Ides... show more
Drawing on such unique sources as Thornton Wilder's unpublished letters, journals, and selections from the extensive annotations Wilder made years later in the margins of the book, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this internationally acclaimed novel.The Ides of March, first published in 1948, is a brilliant epistolary novel set in Julius Caesar's Rome. Thornton Wilder called it "a fantasia on certain events and persons of the last days of the Roman republic." Through vividly imagined letters and documents, Wilder brings to life a dramatic period of world history and one of history's most magnetic, elusive personalities.In this inventive narrative, the Caesar of history becomes Caesar the human being. Wilder also resurrects the controversial figures surrounding Caesar — Cleopatra, Catullus, Cicero, and others. All Rome comes crowding through these pages — the Rome of villas and slums, beautiful women and brawling youths, spies and assassins.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781568494456 (1568494459)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
Pages no: 198
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Ides of March / Thornton Wilder
The Ides of March, first published in 1948, is a brilliant epistolary novel set in Julius Caesar's Rome. Thornton Wilder called it "a fantasia on certain events and persons of the last days of the Roman republic." Through vividly imagined letters and documents, Wilder brings to life a dramatic perio...
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5.0 Ides of March
bookshelves: one-penny-wonder, ancient-history, spring-2011, published-1948, epistolatory-diary-blog, amusing, historical-fiction, hardback, teh-brillianz Recommended for: Susanna - any one who is into ancient Rome Read from March 06 to 20, 2011 My particular version is 1950 READERS UNION LIMITE...
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My particular version is 1950 READERS UNION LIMITED; 198 pagesMarch themeForeword by the author - Historical reconstruction is not among the primary aims of this work.This opens with Caesar bitching about being overlord to extensive domain and population yet restricted by the gods, priests and their...
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