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The Essential Gore Vidal

 

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The Essential Gore Vidal


by Gore Vidal (Author)
Fred Kaplan (Editor)

 

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ISBN: 9780349112671

 

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The very best of Gore Vidal's fiction and non-fiction including for eg correspondence with Jackie Kennedy.


Vidal writes with ease and grace, and roams through many subjects and genres. He is a master of the historical novel, in which he has explored American history, ancient history, and the history of religion. He has developed his own style of science fiction combined with satire, and in the books he refers to as his 'inventions' he writes cautionary tales about sex, politics, art, and philosophy. He is at once a contrarion, a wise man, and a romantic. He is also wickedly funny, and often outrageous. This collection (the only single volume that includes Vidal's fiction and his essays) contains two complete works - MYRA BRECKINRIDGE, his most famous novel, and THE BEST MAN, a play about the American presidency. There are selections from THE CITY AND THE PILLAR, his early, controversial novel about homosexual love, and excerpts from later works as JULIAN, DULUTH, and LIVE FROM GOLGOTHA. Selections from the American history novels - BURR, LINCOLN, 1876, EMPIRE, and WASHINGTON, D.C. - have been woven together to provide a continuous narrative.


 

ISBN 349112673
ISBN13 9780349112671
Publisher Abacus
Format Paperback
Publication date 19/10/2000
Pages 1024
Weight (grammes) 728
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 198
Width (mm) 126