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Search for the King, a (1950) [Novel]
by Gore Vidal Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

A Seductive Vampire
A Wandering Minstrel
A Poetic Ogre
A Captive King

The fabulous tale of treachery and friendship, of romance and mystery, as Blondel the troubadour searches for his captured friend and king, Richard of England.

With the memory of a peasant girl burning in his heart, Blondel moves through danger toward ever-more danger. he is bewitched by a dazzling unicorn and breaks bread with a poetic giant; he is captured by a vampire countess and trapped in the arms of a lascivious lady....

Gore Vidal brilliantly fused legend with history to recreate the fury and splendor of the world of Richard Lion-Heart.

Original title: A Search for the King
Original languages: English

Quotes: 1 (show them)

Genre: FictionFantasySaga, Myth, and Legend


  • Dedication: "For Dot and For Louise Nicholl"

Edition #1: Search for the King, a

Search for the King, a (1950)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Mr. Vidal's writing is as lucid and pleasant and persuasive as one would imagine one of Blondel's ballads to be." The New Yorker
  • "An historical [sic] novel of substantial grace... recommended." Library Journal
  • "Vidal's skill deserves high praise. His people truly come alive" Chicago Sun
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A Search for the King (1950)

Publisher: Pyramid Books
ISBN: 0515028835
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.8 x 1.0

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