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The Essential Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal
Fred Kaplan
Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Oct 19, 2000
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 1030
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349112671
Price : 1,299

About the book
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.
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Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal is one of the greatest living American novelists and essayists and is the author of the 'Narratives of a Golden Age' series as well as countless other bestsellers. He has written numerous...(+)
Fred Kaplan
Gore Vidal is one of the greatest living American novelists and essayists. He has written numerous Hollywood screenplays, including BEN HUR, and ran as a Democratic candidate for Congress. He appear...(+)