The Ides of March

The Ides of March

Book - 2003
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Drawing on such unique sources as Thornton Wilder's unpublished letters, journals, and selections from the extensive annotations Wilder made years later in the margins of the book, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special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 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. --Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2003
Edition: 1st Perennial ed
ISBN: 9780060088903
Branch Call Number: WILDER T
PS3545.I345 I3 2003
Characteristics: xvi, 281 pages ; 21 cm


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FavouriteFiction Oct 03, 2009

Some of Rome's most famous citizens, including Mark Antony, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and Catullus the poet, examine the meaning of their lives through their personal letters.


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