Augustus

byJohn WilliamsIntroduction byDaniel Mendelsohn

August 19, 2014|
Augustus by John Williams
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WINNER OF THE 1973 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 
By the Author of Stoner

In Augustus, his third great novel, John Williams took  on an entirely new challenge, a historical narrative set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire. To tell the story, Williams turned to the epistolary novel, a genre that was new to him, transforming and transcending it just as he did the western in Butcher’s Crossing and the campus novel in Stoner. Augustus is the final triumph of a writer who has come to be recognized around the world as an American master.
John Williams (1922–1994) was born and raised in northeast Texas. Despite a talent for writing and acting, Williams flunked out of a local junior college after his first year. He reluctantly joined the war effort, enlisting in the Army Air Corps, and managed to write a draft of his first novel while there. Once home, Williams fou...
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Title:Augustus
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.3 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.3 X 0.7 in
Published:August 19, 2014
Publisher:New York Review Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781590178218

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