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Book Information: Myra Breckinridge

Myra Breckinridge (1968) [Novel]
by Gore Vidal Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Myra/Myron
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

No one remains untouched by the luscious Myra Breckinridge's quest for Hollywood fame. Her job teaching Empathy and Posture at the Academy of Drama and Modeling gives her the perfect opportunity to vamp, scheme, and seduce her way into the undiscovered lives and passions of others—while trying to keep a few secrets of her own.

Original title: Myra Breckinridge
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionGay & LesbianTransgender/transvestite


  • Dedication: "For Christopher Isherwood"


Edition #1: Myra Breckinridge

Myra Breckinridge (1968)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Shocking some. Tickling others. And outraging many..." Newsweek
  • "...have you looked at Myra Breckinridge? I never thought the day would come I'd ever say anything good about Gore's contributions, but..." Truman Capote
  • "Nothing in the versatile Vidal's past will quite prepare the reader for Myra Breckinridge." Time
  • "A genuinely, brutally witty book... A hard-core Candy..." The New York Times
  • "Myra herself is a dazzling, darkly humorous... creation... A cruel sexual joke." Newsweek
  • "Is anything too unconventional for our American public? Maybe Myra will provoke an answer." Dallas Times Herald
  • "No run-of-the-mill exploration of the murky depths of unorthodox sex. It is not for the queasy stomach, certainly, but it has elegance, verve..." Chicago Daily News
  • "Has literary decency fallen so low?" Time
  • "An ingenious story, rich in wit, irony and the crudest of comic invention... Those who believe that the nature of fiction is to create something... will be delighted by Vidal's bravura display of technical virtuosity." Look
  • "Carefully, and skillfully outrageous..." Book World
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Myra Breckinridge (February 1968)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
ISBN: 1125979488
Pages: 264

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