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  - Sam Bauman - Goodreads

It managed to be exciting despite the known outcome. Read full review

Review: 1876 (Narratives of Empire #3)

User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

At first I kept having to remind myself this wasn't Edward Rutherfurd, but soon enough Vidal's piercing wit shone through. They way Julian slammed early Christianity, however, 1876 slammed Americanism ... Read full review


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