Augustus

Williams, John

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Using fictional letters, memoranda and dispatches John Williams tells the story of Octavian, a shy and scholarly youth of nineteen who, on the death of Caesar, finds himself heir to the vast Roman Empire. He would later be known as Augustus Caesar.

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By the author of Stoner, the surprise international bestseller

After the brutal murder of his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, Octavian, a shy and scholarly youth of nineteen, suddenly finds himself heir to the vast power of Rome. He is destined, despite vicious power struggles, bloody wars and family strife, to transform his realm and become the greatest ruler the western world had ever seen: Augustus Caesar, the first Roman Emperor.

Building on impeccable research, John Williams brings the legendary figure of Augustus vividly to life, and invests his characters with such profound humanity that we enter completely into the heat and danger of their lives and times.

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Weight 245 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 22 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

317

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

823.914 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K