The Ides of March: Thornton Wilder The Ides of March: Thornton Wilder The Ides of March: Thornton Wilder

The Ides of March

Thornton Wilder

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1948
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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This is Wilder's first novel after his string of big hits, and instant classics, on Broadway. Like the plays, though, Wilder is venturesome in approach, here embracing the hoary form of the epistolatory novel but applying it in a highly original manner. As the title might suggest, this novel is a retellng of the story of Julius Caesar, his times and the society he occupied and dominated. Wilder might not be strongly associated with historical fiction, but he was in fact a devoted classicist, and this foray into historical fiction found a receptive audience -- the novel sold extremely well upon its publication. Deservedly, one might add. Being a virtuosic stylist, Wilder avoids the stiltedness that afflicts so many attempts to capture Ancient Rome, and this work deserves to be placed alongside the two modern classics of Robert Graves who depicted a slightly later phase of Roman history. The dust jacket has minor chips and wear along the edges, now fully protected with mylar. The morocco on the slipcase's spine is lightly sunned. The case is otherwise solid and attractive, and with the chemise fully protects the first edtion copy. Cloth, with Quarter Morocco Slipcase and Chemise. Bookseller Inventory # 002235

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Title: The Ides of March

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York

Publication Date: 1948

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus

Edition: First Edition.

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