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  - Mark Stodghill - Goodreads

well... it gets a little tedious now and again when the backdrop is more the story than the story..... but then again.. by the time you get to the end... you see that was the point Read full review

Review: 1876 (Narratives of Empire #3)

User Review  - Frederic Pierce - Goodreads

Almost as good as "Burr," its predecessor and my favorite Gore Vidal novel. It features the main character from "Burr," the b the illegitimate son of the infamous former president, who returns to ... Read full review


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