Creation: a novel

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Random House, 1981 - Fiction - 510 pages
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Cyrus, a fifth century Persian, relates the story of his travels and encounters as an ambassador.

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User Review  - kaśyap - Goodreads

This is a well-informed and ambitious historical novel set in 5th century BC During the reign of Darius and Xerxes and the Persian-Greek wars. The book is in the form of a chronicle of the life of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kevin Cole - Goodreads

A huge book. Big story. I don't think it works 100%, which breaks my heart, but those things that are good are very lovely indeed. The language is smooth and pretty, without gushing. The best part ... Read full review


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Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays and short stories, more than two hundred essays, and a memoir. Two of his American chronicle novels, Lincoln and 1876, were the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek, respectively. In 1993, a collection of his criticism, United States: Essays 1952-1992, won the National Book Award. He divides his time between Ravello, Italy, and Los Angeles.

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