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Empire: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Vidal, Gore
Series: Vintage International
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Historical
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Political
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Published: August 2000
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.00in x 5.18in x 0.99in
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From The Publisher*Mr. Vidal demonstrates a political imagination and insider's sagacity equaled by no other practicing fiction writer I can think of. And like the earlier novels in his historical cycle, Empire is a wonderfully vivid documentary drama. -The New York Times Book Review

In this extraordinarily powerful epic Gore Vidal recreates America's Gilded Age-a period of promise and possibility, of empire-building and fierce political rivalries. In a vivid and beathtaking work of fiction, where the fortunes of a sister and brother intertwine with the fates of the generation, their country, and some of the greatest names of their day, including President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, William and Henry James, the Astors, the Vanderbilts, and the Whitneys, Gore Vidal sweeps us from the nineteenth century into the twentieth, from the salvaged republic of Lincoln to a nation boldly reaching for the world.
Biographical NoteGore Vidal (1925–2012) was born at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first novel, Williwaw, written when he was 19 years old and serving in the army, appeared in the spring of 1946. He wrote 23 novels, five plays, many screenplays, short stories, well over 200 essays, and a memoir.