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A Search for the King
Gore Vidal

Classification : Cultural Studies
Pub Date : Sep 23, 1993
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 224
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349104744
Price : 799

About the book
Kidnapped and held to ransom by Duke Leopold of Austria after the Third Crusade, Richard the Lion Heart, it is said, was found by his faithful troubadour Blondel de Neel. But how? And what trials did the faithful and long-suffering lyricist have to overcome to find his king?

Gore Vidal paints a broad, colourful and poignant picture of a man searching for his master; for the symbolic king who is the goal of man's eternal quest; for the spiritual centre of his life.

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Mr Vidal's writing is lucid and persuasive, as one might imagine one of Blondel's ballads would be>
Here Mr Vidal is at his best. . . As projector of a myth old as the Grail legend, the myth of the questing hero>
     
Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal was at the centre of literary and intellectual life for half a century and wrote 'The Narratives of a Golden Age' series as well as countless bestsellers. He died on 31st July 2012.
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