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A brilliant and beautifully written novel in the tradition of Robert Graves' I, Claudius," "Augustus is a sweeping narrative that brings vividly to life a compelling cast of historical figures through their letters, dispatches, and memoirs. A mere eighteen years of age when his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered, Octavius Caesar prematurely inherits rule of the Roman Republic. Surrounded by men who are jockeying for power-Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony-young Octavius must work against the powerful Roman political machinations to claim his destiny as first Roman emperor. Sprung from meticulous research and the pen of a true poet, "Augustus" tells the story of one man's dream to liberate a corrupt Rome from the fancy of the capriciously crooked and the wildly wealthy.
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Grouped Work ID a46a0e2b-0c84-dc1b-48c8-603156faef27
Full title augustus
Author williams john
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author Williams, John (John Edward), 1922-1994.
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display_description 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.
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subject_facet Augustus, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 63 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Fiction, Emperors -- Fiction, Rome -- History -- Augustus, 30 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Fiction
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title_full Augustus, Augustus / John Williams
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topic_facet Augustus, Emperors, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Literature