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Written in the form of a testamentary letter from the Emperor Hadrian to his successor, the youthful Marcus Aurelius, this work is as extraordinary for its psychological depth as for its accurate reconstruction of the second century of our era. The author describes the book as a meditation upon history, but this meditation is built upon intensive study of the personal and political life of a great and complex character as seen by himself and his contemporaries, both friends and enemies. Marguerite Yourcenar reconstructs Hadrian's arduous early years, his triumphs and reversals, and his gradual reordering of a war-torn world.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: The Memoirs of Hadrian (Modern Library)
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-679-60160-0 / 978-0-679-60160-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library
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July 1984 : USA Hardback
Title: Memoirs of Hadrian (Modern Library Giant)
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-394-60505-5 / 978-0-394-60505-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library
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1974 : UK Hardback
Title: Memoir Of Hadrian
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-436-59251-7 / 978-0-436-59251-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Secker & Warburg
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June 1963 : USA Hardback
Title: Memoirs of Hadrian, and Reflections on the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-374-20728-3 / 978-0-374-20728-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (T)
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Memoirs of Hadrian (FSG Classics)
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-374-52926-4 / 978-0-374-52926-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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December 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Memoirs of Hadrian: And Reflections on the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-14-118496-5 / 978-0-14-118496-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 1990 : UK Paperback
Title: Memoirs of Hadrian and Reflections on the Composition of the Memoirs of Hadrian
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-14-018194-6 / 978-0-14-018194-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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May 1982 : UK Paperback
Title: Memoirs of Hadrian (King Penguin)
Author(s): Margurit Yourcentar
ISBN: 0-14-006171-1 / 978-0-14-006171-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Putnam~trade
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December 1981 : USA Paperback
Title: Memoirs Hadrian
Author(s): Marguerite yourcenar
ISBN: 0-671-43748-8 / 978-0-671-43748-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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January 1978 : UK Paperback
Title: MEMOIRS OF HADRIAN
Author(s): MARGUERITE YOURCENAR
ISBN: 0-14-001358-X / 978-0-14-001358-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
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April 1977 : USA Paperback
Title: Memoirs of Hadrian (A Kangaroo book)
Author(s): Marguerite yourcenar
ISBN: 0-671-81100-2 / 978-0-671-81100-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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January 1963 : USA Paperback
Title: Memoirs of Hadrian
Author(s): Marguerite Yourcenar
ISBN: 0-374-50348-6 / 978-0-374-50348-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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