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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’s 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
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