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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Ancient Persia, Greece, India and Cathay (China) come to life in Gore Vidal's delicious historical fiction. You also get the chance, through the narrator's shoes, to meet with the Buddha, Confucius, and others. Read full review

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Simply the best historical romance I have ever read (and I have gone through a few...). Written in the early 80s by the great Gore Vidal, this wonderful novel explores the concepts of philosophy ... 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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