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Julius Caesar Containing 'The Young Caesar' and 'Imperial Caesar' by Rex Warner
  

Julius Caesar Containing 'The Young Caesar' and 'Imperial Caesar'

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Julius Caesar Containing 'The Young Caesar' and 'Imperial Caesar' by Rex Warner

Julius Caesar combines in one volume two of Rex Warner's most acclaimed historical novels: The Young Caesar and Imperial Caesar . The latter won the 1960 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. Together these two novels create one of the most compelling and substantial portraits in modern fiction of Caesar's remarkable life and times. 'A very brilliant analysis of the emotional disciplines, the political subtlety and the moral realism required to secure absolute power. It is a remarkable historical reconstruction' - Angus Wilson, Observer .'As a feat of sustained historical imagination Rex Warner's autobiography of Julius Caesar is an astonishing achievement ...A very wonderful book which grows in the memory' - C.V. Wedgwood. 'This splendid books ranks with Graves' I, Claudius and with Marguerite Yourcenar's Memoirs of Hadrian as a near-masterpiece of the re-creation of the ancient world. It will banish forever the boredom that often still lingers round one's memories of having to translate Caesar' - Elizabeth Jennings, The Listener .

About the Author

Reginald Ernest [Rex] Warner (1906-1986) was a poet, novelist, classicist and translator. While studying classics and English at Oxford, he became involved with a group of young writers including W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis. After leaving Oxford he was a teacher and travelled in Egypt before publishing his first novel in 1937, The Wild Goose Chase. He was the director of the British Institute in Athens in the 1940s and then went on to teach in various American universities. Later in life he wrote many novels and works of non-fiction about Ancient Greece and Rome, including Imperial Caesar, which won the 1960 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and as well as translating numerous classical works.

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Publication date

29th May 2008

Author

Rex Warner

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
702 pages

Categories

Historical fiction

ISBN

9780571242948

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