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The Ides of March
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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Drawing on such unique sources as Thornton Wilder's unpublished letters, journals, and selections from the extensive annotations Wilder made years later in the margins of the book, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special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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DebinHawaii
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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My March recap (by the way, I am defining March as through today as I had a couple of books to finish up.) I read 8 books & got about 40% through two more. Not as much as I wanted but it was another tough work month. I took part in 5 buddy reads & one for my book club & one for a library challenge. I actually liked most everything I read but Cultish & The Other Bennet Sister were my Top 2 favorites for the month.

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AshleyHoss820
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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March is always a tricky time of year as a student. Mid-terms are approaching so my free time gets lessened. I tried to keep my list light and low-pressure. 😊 So here‘s my #BookSpin list for March!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
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BookDadGirlDad
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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My kids actually picked some of my March entries for #bookspin #doublespin. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!!! 9mo
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Jerdencon
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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My March book for #readthemonths
Our Town by Thornton Wilder is one of my favorite books of all time and yet I never read anything else by him - so looking forward to this one.

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Kshakal
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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Eggs Great list 📚📚 2y
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TheSpineView
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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Judybskt
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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TheAromaofBooks Ooo thank you for playing! You have some that I've been meaning to read as well. And Ove was my favorite book in January. 😊 3y
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whatsthEStorey
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March stats!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great reading! 📖💖 4y
UwannaPublishme Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉 4y
whatsthEStorey @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @UwannaPublishme @kspenmoll thanks! Good thing, because April is not shaping up the same way! 4y
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Nessavamusic
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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I had a great month of reading!!
March Reads:
21 Read
9 Audiobooks
Favorites-Best of Luck, Educated, Indigo, On the Come Up
No DNF this month!
54 of my 165 year book goal read so far!
#Marchreads

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Excellent! 📖💖 4y
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BillBlume
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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My wife Sheri had a fun idea for our date night on this Ides of March. We‘re doing a mini-marathon of HBO‘s “Rome.” We‘re almost at the episode with the infamous assassination of Julius Caesar. She even prepared a small feast for us. My wife is a genius. #IdesOfMarch #DateMarch

Ruri_kaichou What a fun and creative date night! 4y
TrishB Sounds cool 👍🏻 4y
KarmonR Your wife is an inspiration. Love it. 4y
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SW-T
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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Happy reading 💗📚

#idesofmarch

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rwmg
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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EvieBee
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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Feel like I got a lot done today! Wrote my pen pal a letter. New month means new monthly #bulletjournal spread. Using washi tape and stickers in this one, left over from my scrapbooking days. Can‘t buy books from this month on until June! Part of my goals. Didn‘t even look at the Amazon Monthly Kindle Deals today.

One more month before we leave for Ireland. Gotta start picking my books! We‘ll be there a month so they‘ve got to travel well. 🤓♥️

MicheleinPhilly A month??? Lucky you! 👍🏼 5y
readordierachel Ooh Ireland! Fun! 5y
Jess7 Pretty #Bujo! 5y
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britt_brooke So pretty! 5y
Gabypen Oh wow, Ireland! That‘s my number one place I‘ve always want it to go. Have fun for me! ♥️ 5y
EvieBee @MicheleinPhilly @ReadOrDieRachel Thank you! We‘re hoping it‘s not too cold. 🤓 5y
EvieBee @Jess7 @britt_brooke 🤗♥️ (edited) 5y
EvieBee @Gabypen Really?! That‘s awesome. We are going there to serve in unassigned territory. My husband and I pioneer so we‘d like to see if it‘s a place we‘d be willing to move to permanently. 5y
MicheleinPhilly I was there in March (20 years ago 😬) and it wasn‘t too bad. That could have been all of the Guinness warming me up though. 5y
EvieBee @MicheleinPhilly Haha! I can‘t wait to taste the local brews. I‘m also dying to try that “scrumpy” cider that makes people brawl. I have a feeling it will put me to sleep. 😎😁 5y
Gabypen No way! That‘s amazing! I pioneer too, as well as my fam. We actually moved to OK from FL to help out. I have plans to travel for a few months to another country after I graduate, keeping Ireland in mind. 😂 Enjoy, I can‘t wait to hear about your trip! 5y
EvieBee @Gabypen Those are great goals and so happy to hear you and your family are already serving! I‘ll be sure to post pics. We‘ll be in the Lake District which translates to the boonies. 😄 5y
Texreader That‘s gorgeous 5y
TNbookworm So pretty! 5y
EvieBee @Texreader @TNbookworm Thank you! 🤓♥️ 5y
BooksForEmpathy Ahhh so exciting! I recently went down a rabbit hole and watched a ton of videos on bullet journaling - looks like you love to do it! I think I might finally buy one since you make it looks so pretty and fun. Also, Ireland!!!! 5y
EvieBee @BooksForEmpathy Thank you! I think you should! Those videos can be overwhelming but so fun. But once you buy the journal the world is your oyster! Keep us posted. You travel a lot so I can see that turning into a lot of creative spreads. 🤓🤗 (edited) 5y
JaclynW Very pretry bullet journal! 💕 And Ireland for a month! Wow! It's lovely! What city will you be staying in? And what is pioneering?? 5y
EvieBee @JaclynW Thank you! 🤓🤗 We‘ll be staying in Cavan County, and it will be a working trip, not a vacation. But we will do the tourist thing the last leg of the trip. Pioneering is volunteer ministry work my husband and I do full time. Any tips you can give me would be greatly appreciated! ♥️♥️ (edited) 5y
JaclynW @EvieBee Oh cool! That sounds like a great experience! I haven't been to that area in Ireland. I'm sure it's lovely like the rest of the country. One of my favorite things about Ireland is the people. It sounds like with your work, you will get to really know the people. I could talk about lots of things about Ireland but Litsy's 451 character maximum makes it tough to fit it all in! 😉😄 ⬇️ 5y
JaclynW @EvieBee If you can fit Dublin in, that's my favorite. I love cities!! There are lots of cool bookish places to visit there. Literary tours and museums (James Joyce). The Long Hall and Book of Kells at Trinity College is worth it. Trim Castle (where they filmed Braveheart) is near-ish to you, that's cool. Cliffs of Moher on the west coast is gorgeous! So is Kylemore Abbey. Glendalough is a beautiful monastic site, you can do some hiking there. ⬇️ 5y
JaclynW @EvieBee SO many more lovely things! Let me know if you have specific questions! Enjoy!! 5y
EvieBee @JaclynW Those all sound wonderful and I‘ve heard the same thing about the people! Dublin is top priority! Want to have a couple of days so as not to rush. Can‘t decide on the must-do pubs! Also places to eat. I feel overwhelmed by the options. I‘ve got the bookish things down lol! Also can‘t decide on which beaches to visit. East or West? South? I‘d love to email! If you‘re comfortable. 5y
JaclynW @EvieBee It is overwhelming! There are so many choices! I'm happy to correspond via email and hopefully I can be of some assistance. Send me your email and we can go from there. 😊 5y
EvieBee @JaclynW Awesome! Thank you! It‘s eviebee48 at gmail dot com. 5y
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RebelReader
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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The gifts are all wrapped for my #2018NonfictionBookExchange match! They will be going to the Post Office tomorrow and be on their way to a Litten living southeast of Minnesota! 🤪

LazyDays I love the wrapping paper! 5y
Wife Wow! I didn‘t participate in this swap, but I‘m looking forward to seeing the books chosen. What day do you open? 5y
ReadingEnvy Wowza 5y
RebelReader @Wife We open on March 15th. I love seeing what everyone gets too. These swaps are addicting. I‘m doing the Easter one too so I‘m still shopping! 😬 5y
ReadingEnvy You asked me if I knew you were my person - no! Just happened to see! 5y
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Lmstraubie
The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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Honestly I had never heard of this book until today's picture prompt, but now I'm curious...
#idesofmarch #marchmadness @Smangela