Augustus
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New York : New York Review Books, 2014.
Status
Central - Adult Fiction
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Book
Physical Desc
xx, 305 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781590178218, 1590178211

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"Winner of the 1973 National Book Award In Augustus, the third of his great novels, John Williams took on an entirely new challenge, a historical novel set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire, whose greatness was matched by his brutality. To tell the story, Williams also turned to a genre, the epistolary novel, 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. "[In Augustus,] John Williams re-creates the Roman Empire from the death of Julius Caesar to the last days of Augustus, the machinations of the court, the Senate, and the people, from the sickly boy to the sickly man who almost dies during expedi- tions to what would seem to be the ruthless ruler. Read it in conjunction with Robert Graves's more flamboyant I, Claudius and Claudius the God, Hermann Broch's The Death of Virgil, and Marguerite Yourcenar's Memoirs of Hadrian." --Harold Augenbraum, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation"--,Provided by publisher.
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"In Augustus, the third of his great novels, John Williams took on an entirely new challenge, a historical novel set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire, whose greatness was matched by his brutality. To tell the story, Williams also turned to a genre, the epistolary novel, 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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Williams, J. (2014). Augustus. New York: New York Review Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Williams, John, 1922-1994. 2014. Augustus. New York: New York Review Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Williams, John, 1922-1994, Augustus. New York: New York Review Books, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Williams, John. Augustus. New York: New York Review Books, 2014. Print.

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