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Augustus

Williams, John

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ISBN 10: 0670141127 / ISBN 13: 9780670141128
Published by Viking, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1972
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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A superior copy. Slight spine lean. Slight sunning to top board edges. Top tips minutely nudged. National Book Award Winner. Author of Stoner. Bookseller Inventory # 35408

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Title: Augustus

Publisher: Viking, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition/First Printing.

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Synopsis:

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.

Augustus won the 1973 National Book Award for fiction.

About the Author:

JOHN WILLIAMS (1922-1994), poet and novelist, was born in Texas and received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. In 1955 he became the director of the University of Denver's creative writing program where he edited the University of Denver Quarterly. He remained at Denver until his retirement in 1986. He was a cowinner of the 1973 National Book Award for Fiction for the novel Augustus.

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