1976 Hardcover Book, 1876 A Novel, Gore Vidal, First Edition, Political, Fiction, Literature, Historical Fiction
A hardcover book entitled 1876 A Novel by Gore Vidal. The cover boards are blue with the embossed author's name on the front cover and title on the spine in gold. This is a 1976 first edition.
The centennial of the United States was celebrated with great fanfare—fireworks, exhibitions, pious calls to patriotism, and perhaps the most underhanded political machination in the country's history: the theft of the presidency from Samuel Tilden in favor of Rutherford B. Hayes. This was the Gilded Age when robber barons held the purse strings of the nation, and the party in power was determined to stay in power. Gore Vidal's novel 1876 gives us the news of the day through the eyes of Charlie Schuyler, who has returned from exile to regain a lost fortune and arrange a marriage into New York society for his widowed daughter. And although Tammany Hall has faltered and Boss Tweed has fled, the effects of corruption reach deep, even into Schuyler's own family.
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.
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Published by Random House -- 1976 First Edition
This book is used and in near fine condition. The book has no rips or tears. The inside pages are clean and unmarked. The binding is completely intact. The dust cover is in very good condition with some rubbing along edges and spine.
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