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I am a Barbarian

Regular price $225.00

Burroughs, Edgar Rice. I am a Barbarian. Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1967. Stated First Edition. Fine Condition for both book and DJ.

This vintage first edition volume is bound in maroon cloth covered boards with original dust jacket.

I Am a Barbarian is a historical novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs written in 1941 but was not published until after the author's death, first appearing in hardback on September 1, 1967 as published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. The book was originally to have been published by Canaveral Press. When Canaveral stopped adding titles to its catalog, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. took up the project.

The story is pitched as a free translation of the memoirs of Britannicus, 25 years the slave of Caligula, emperor of Rome from AD 37 to 41 who is historically known for being insane. It treats a number of different supposed facets of Caligula's life, including his popular early acts as emperor and his descent into madness. Britannicus watches as Caligula begins falsely accusing, fining and even killing individuals for the purpose of seizing their estates during a financial crisis caused by his own wasteful spending. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows well with light age/wear to the dust jacket. Previous owner bookplate is present.