1987 Hardcover Book, Empire, Gore Vidal, First Edition, Political, Fiction, Literature, Historical Fiction, Novel

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1987 Hardcover Book, Empire, Gore Vidal, First Edition, Political, Fiction, Literature, Historical Fiction, Novel

A hardcover book entitled Empire by Gore Vidal. The cover boards are blue with a gold embossed author's name on the front cover and title on the spine in gold. This is a 1987 first edition.

In this extraordinarily powerful epic, Gore Vidal recreates America's Gilded Age—a period of promise and possibility, of empire-building and fierce political rivalries. In a vivid and breathtaking work of fiction, where the fortunes of a sister and brother intertwine with the fates of the generation, their country, and some of the greatest names of their day, including President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, William and Henry James, the Astors, the Vanderbilts, and the Whitneys, Gore Vidal sweeps us from the nineteenth century into the twentieth, from the salvaged republic of Lincoln to a nation boldly reaching for the world.

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (1925 – 2012) was an American writer and public intellectual known for his epigrammatic wit, patrician manner, and polished style of writing. As a political commentator and essayist, Vidal's principal subject was the history of the United States and its society, especially how the militaristic foreign policy reduced the country to a decadent empire. As a novelist, Vidal explored the nature of corruption in public and private life. His polished and erudite style of narration readily evoked the time and place of his stories, and perceptively delineated the psychology of his characters.

Size:
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
486 pages
Dust Jacket
Hardcover
Published by Random House -- 1987 First Edition

This book is used and in very good condition. The book has no rips or tears. The inside pages are clean, completely unmarked, and crisp. The binding is completely intact, strong and like new. The dust jacket is in fair condition with some rips and tears along the bottom, top, and near the spine.

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