1876: a novel

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Random House, 1976 - Fiction - 364 pages
22 Reviews
The third volume of Gore Vidal's series of historical novels aimed at demythologizing the American past, 1876 explores the political scandals of the Grant administration and the intrigues of that year's presidential election. Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler, Aaron Burr's unacknowledged son, returns to America after his self-imposed exile, hoping to arrange a marriage for his daughter Emma, but the two soon find themselves at the centers of American social and political power at a time when the fading ideals of the young republic were being replaced by the excitement of empire.

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Review: 1876 (Narratives of Empire #3)

User Review  - Angie Schuller Wyatt - Goodreads

Not my typical genre, but good for my repertoire. Will probably finish the series in time. No rush. Read full review

Review: 1876 (Narratives of Empire #3)

User Review  - Joshua - Goodreads

The thing with this novel is that the title refers more to the year than to the election. What Vidal wants is to portray The Gilded Age in all of it's decadence and corruption, and I think he succeeds ... Read full review

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Section 3
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