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The Ides of March

By Thornton Wilder, 1897-1975

Drawing on such unique sources as Thornton Wilder's unpublished letters, journals, and selections from the extensive annotations Wilder made years later in the margins of the book, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this internationally acclaimed novel.

The Ides of March, first published in 1948, is a brilliant epistolary novel set in Julius Caesar's Rome. Thornton Wilder called it "a fantasia on certain events and persons of the last days of the Roman republic." Through vividly imagined letters and documents, Wilder brings to life a dramatic period of world history and one of history's most magnetic, elusive personalities.

In this inventive narrative, the Caesar of history becomes Caesar the human being. Wilder also resurrects the controversial figures surrounding Caesar -- Cleopatra, Catullus, Cicero, and others. All Rome comes crowding through these pages -- the Rome of villas and slums, beautiful women and brawling youths, spies and assassins.

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Book

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Publish Date

2003

ISBN

0060088907


Format: Book
Author: Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975
Title: The ides of March / Thornton Wilder ; [foreword by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.].
Publisher Date: New York : Perennial, 2003, c1948.
Subject: Caesar, Julius -- Fiction. Heads of state -- Fiction Rome -- History -- 53-44 B.C. -- Fiction.
Isbn: 0060088907 (acid-free paper)
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Call Number: F Wilder
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Bib Id: 203270

Format: Book
Author: Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975
Title: The ides of March / Thornton Wilder ; [foreword by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.].
Edition: 1st Perennial ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Perennial, 2003, c1948.
Description: xvi, 281 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Caesar, Julius -- Fiction.
Subjects: Heads of state -- Fiction
Subjects: Rome -- History -- 53-44 B.C. -- Fiction.
Notes: Originally published: New York : Harper, 1948, with new foreword and afterword.
LCCN: 2003047117
ISBN: 0060088907 (acid-free paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Wilder