King Jesus: A Novel

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Macmillan, Oct 1, 1981 - Fiction - 432 pages
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King Jesus, long out of print, is one of the most controversial historical novels of all time. In it, Robert Graves has summoned his superb narrative powers, his painstaking scholarship, his wit and unsurpassed ability to recreate the past, to produce a magnificant portrayal of the life of Christ on earth.

 

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KING JESUS: A Novel

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This novel by the author of I, Claudius, Wife to Mr. Milton, etc., is not a religious book, though its theme is the life of the founder of one of the great religious faiths. Mr. Graves writes with an ... Read full review

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User Review  - TrinityRedlands - LibraryThing

Published in 1946, undoubtedly raised hackles on some who would want a more conventional view of J.C. This book is Grave's own reconstruction of Jesus' life which he creates through rationality and ... Read full review

Contents

Part
3
H CHILDREN OF RAHAB
14
Vnl THE TRIAL OF KING ANTIPATER
90
THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT
143
Part
157
xrn THE RETURN FROM EGYPT
171
THE DOCTORS
184
XVH FOUR BEASTS OF HORBB
227
xvm THE TEREBINTH FAIR
237
Part Three
269
XXIL THE BRIDEGROOM
298
TTTTT THE KINGDOM OF GOD
312
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Robert Graves (1895-1985) was a British poet, novelist, translator, and critic. His many books include the historical novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God, the autobiography Good-bye to All That, and the mythic/literary studies The White Goddess and The Greek Myths.

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