Creation: a novel

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Doubleday, 2002 - Fiction - 574 pages
14 Reviews
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 . . .
"There isn't a page of CREATION that doesn't inform and very few pages that do not delight."
-- John Leonard, The New York Times

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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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