The Ides Of March: A Novel

byThornton WilderIntroduction byJeremy McCarter

September 16, 2003|
The Ides Of March: A Novel by Thornton Wilder
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"Mr. Wilder has brought to his character the warmth which was totally lacking in the Caesar of schoolbooks and Shakespeare, and in his hero''s destruction there is the true catharsis." --Edward Weeks, Atlantic

First published in 1948, The Ides of March is a brilliant epistolary novel of the Rome of Julius Caesar. Through imaginary letters and documents, Wilder brings to life a dramatic period of world history and one of its magnetic personalities.

In this novel, the Caesar of history becomes Caesar the human being as he appeared to his family, his legions, his Rome, and his empire in the months just before his death. In Wilder''s inventive narrative, all Rome comes crowding through his pages. Romans of the slums, of the villas, of the palaces, brawling youths and noble ladies and prostitutes, and the spies and assassins stalking Caesar in his Rome.

--Times Literary Supplement [London]
Drawing on such unique sources as Thornton Wilder's unpublished letters, journals, and selections from the extensive annotations Wilder made years later in the margins of the book, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special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 b...
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Title:The Ides Of March: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.68 in
Published:September 16, 2003
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060088903

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