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A sweeping novel of politics, war, philosophy, and adventure — in a restored edition, featuring never-before-published material from Gore Vidal's original manuscript — Creation offers a captivating grand tour of the ancient world.

Cyrus Spitama, grandson of the prophet Zoroaster and lifelong friend of Xerxes, spent most of his life as Persian ambassador for the great king Darius. He traveled to India, where he discussed nirvana with Buddha, and to the warring states of Cathay, where he learned of Tao from Master Li and fished on the riverbank with Confucius. Now blind and aged in Athens — the Athens of Pericles, Sophocles, Thucydides, Herodotus, and Socrates — Cyrus recounts his days as he strives to resolve the fundamental questions that have guided his life's journeys: how the universe was created, and why evil was created with good. In revisiting the fifth century b.c. — one of the most spectacular periods in history — Gore Vidal illuminates the ideas that have shaped civilizations for millennia.

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"Brilliantly realized....Fertile, vivid, and ingenious....[A] surging river of a book." Mary Renault, The New York Review of Books

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"His best novel....There isn't a page of Creation that doesn't inform and very few pages that do not delight." The New York Times

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"Highly literate, stylish, entertaining and provocative." The Wall Street Journal

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"An incredibly detailed and convincing picture of the ancient world." Anthony Burgess

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Gore Vidal was born in 1925 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first novel, Williwaw, written when he was nineteen years old and serving in the Army, appeared in the spring of 1946. Since then he has written twenty-three novels, five plays, many screenplays, short stories, well over two hundred essays, and a memoir.

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toby.dog, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by toby.dog)
The late Gore Vidal brings to life the 5th Century B.C., and raises the issue of what the western would be like if the Persians had won the Battle at Marathon.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375727054
Foreword by:
Burgess, Anthony
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Foreword by:
BURGESS, ANTHONY
Foreword:
BURGESS, ANTHONY
Author:
Vidal, Gore
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Athens (greece)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
August 27, 2002
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1.25 in 1 lb

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"Review" by , "Brilliantly realized....Fertile, vivid, and ingenious....[A] surging river of a book."
"Review" by , "His best novel....There isn't a page of Creation that doesn't inform and very few pages that do not delight."
"Review" by , "Highly literate, stylish, entertaining and provocative."
"Review" by , "An incredibly detailed and convincing picture of the ancient world."
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