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Gore Vidal

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Vidal's historical novel set in the 5th century BC and narrated by Cyrus Spitama, son of a Persian prince and Greek sorceress, grandson of the prophet Zoroaster, and ambassador to the courts of India, China and Greece. Pericles, Thucydides, Sophocles and Confucius are among the book's characters.

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Praise for Creation

  • Our greatest living historical novelist. - ANTHONY BURGESS

  • An historical novel of awesome scope and scholarship. - OBSERVER

  • Highly absorbing, rich in history, irony and erudition. - GUARDIAN

  • Splendid, serene, magisterial. - SUNDAY TIMES

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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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