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Creation (1981) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Once again the incomparable Gore Vidal interprets and animates history—this time in a panoramic tour of the 5th century B.C.—and embellishes it with his own ironic humor, brilliant insights, and piercing observations. We meet a vast array of historical figures in a staggering novel of love, war, philosophy, and adventure...
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Original title: Creation
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalAncient World (Greece, Rome, etc)


  • Dedication: "FOR THOMAS PRYOR GORE (1870-1949)"

Edition #1: Creation

Creation (1981)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "His best novel!" The New York Times
  • "Gore Vidal is our finest living historical novelist." Anthony Burgess, Inquiry
  • "There isn't a page of Creation that doesn't inform and very few pages that do not delight." The New York Times
  • "Ambitious... learned... it entertains by giving a bystander's view of great events and men." The New York Times Book Review
  • "A rich, colorful and fulfilling tapestry... One of the finest books of this decade, even with almost nine years ahead of us." The San Diego Union
  • "Highly literate, stylish, entertaining and provocative." The Wall Street Journal
  • "Few American writers can display the virtuosity of Gore Vidal... In recent years, there has been no historical novel remotely like creation." The New Republic
  • "Compelling... Vidal is one of the great writing talents of our time." Los Angeles Herald Examiner
  • "A most ambitious and remarkable recreation of a time as much shrouded in legend as it is recorded in history." King Features Syndicate
  • "Vidal is one of the most brilliant of American men of letters." The Associated Press
  • "Vast, compelling, and tumultuous... An adventure of mind and body during a dramatic, significant era, Vidal's creation is confronting, stimulating, amusing and unique." Vogue
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Creation (2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0375727051
Pages: 592

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