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Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal

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Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-three novels, five plays, two memoirs, numerous screenplays and short stories, and well over two hundred essays. His United States: Essays, 19521992 received the National Book Award.

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Tarzan of the Apes

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Afterword by Gore Vidal
Introduction by James Taliaferro


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 11, 2003
Price: $10.00

The first and best of the Tarzan novels, of which Edgar Rice Burroughs eventually wrote several dozen, Tarzan of the Apes remains one of the signature stories of American popular literature, as readable as it is famous. Tarzan himself, in the words of Arthur C. Clarke, is “the best known character... Read more >
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Tarzan of the Apes

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Afterword by Gore Vidal
Introduction by James Taliaferro


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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Of Human Bondage

Written by W. Somerset Maugham
Introduction by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 2, 1999
Price: $14.00

With an Introduction by Gore Vidal, and Commentary by Theodore Dreiser and Graham Greene.

Originally published in 1915, Of Human Bondage is a potent expression of the power of sexual obsession and of modern man's yearning for freedom. This classic bildungsroman tells the story of Philip Carey, a sensitive boy born... Read more >
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1876
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 15, 2000
Price: $16.00

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years. With their broad canvas and large cast of fictional and historical characters, the novels in this series present a panorama of the American political and imperial experience as interpreted... Read more >

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Burr
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 15, 2000
Price: $16.95

Gore Vidal's American Chronicle series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.  With their broad canvas and large cast of fictional characters, the novels in this series present a panorama of the American political and imperial experience as interpreted by one of its... Read more >
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Burr
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 31, 2011
Price: $12.99

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The City and the Pillar
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2003
Price: $15.95

A literary cause célèbre when first published more than fifty years ago, Gore Vidal’s now-classic The City and the Pillar stands as a landmark novel of the gay experience.

Jim, a handsome, all-American athlete, has always been shy around girls. But when he and his best friend, Bob, partake in “awful kid... Read more >

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Creation
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $17.95

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... Read more >

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Death Before Bedtime

Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $14.95

In Death Before Bedtime, dashing P.R. man Peter Sargent is invited to the home of a venerable senator to help strategize his imminent run for president. On the night before he’s to announce, though, the senator is murdered in his bed. No longer needed as a political publicist, Sargent finds himself... Read more >
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Death Before Bedtime

Written by Gore Vidal


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Death in the Fifth Position

Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $14.95

In Death in the Fifth Position, dashing P.R. man Peter Sargent is hired by a ballet company on the eve of a major upcoming performance. Handling the press seems to be no problem, but when a rising star in the company is killed during the performance—dropped from thirty feet above the... Read more >
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Death in the Fifth Position

Written by Gore Vidal


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Death Likes It Hot

Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $14.95

In Death Before Bedtime, dashing P.R. man Peter Sargent is invited to the home of a venerable senator to help strategize his imminent run for president. On the night before he’s to announce, though, the senator is murdered in his bed. No longer needed as a political publicist, Sargent finds himself... Read more >
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Death Likes It Hot

Written by Gore Vidal


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Empire
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 1, 2000
Price: $16.95

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 beathtaking work of fiction, where the fortunes of a sister and brother intertwine with the fates of the generation, their country, and some of the... Read more >
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Empire
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 23, 2011
Price: $12.99

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The Golden Age
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 18, 2001
Price: $15.95

THE GOLDEN AGE is Vidal's crowning achievement, a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War II and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill, from a republic into an empire. The sharp-eyed and... Read more >

The Golden Age
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Hollywood

Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 1, 2000
Price: $16.95

In his brilliant and dazzling new novel, Gore Vidal sweeps us into one of the most fascinating periods of American political and social change. The time is 1917. In Washington, President Wilson is about to lead the United States into the Great War. In California, a new industry is born that... Read more >
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Hollywood

Written by Gore Vidal


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 23, 2011
Price: $12.99

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Julian
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2003
Price: $16.95

The remarkable bestseller about the fourth-century Roman emperor who famously tried to halt the spread of Christianity, Julian is widely regarded as one of Gore Vidal’s finest historical novels.

Julian the Apostate, nephew of Constantine the Great, was one of the brightest yet briefest lights in the history of the Roman Empire... Read more >

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The Last Empire
Essays 1992-2000
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $17.95

Like his National Book Award—winning United States, Gore Vidal’s scintillating ninth collection, The Last Empire, affirms his reputation as our most provocative critic and observer of the modern American scene. In the essays collected here, Vidal brings his keen intellect, experience, and razor-edged wit to bear on an astonishing range of... Read more >
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The Last Empire
Essays 1992-2000
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $13.99

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Lincoln
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 15, 2000
Price: $17.95

Lincoln is the cornerstone of Gore Vidal's fictional American chronicle, which includes Burr, 1876, Washington, D.C., Empire, and Hollywood.

It opens early on a frozen winter morning in 1861 with President-elect Abraham Lincoln slips into Washington, flanked by two bodyguards. The future president is in disguise, for there is talk of... Read more >
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Lincoln
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: eBook, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2011
Price: $13.99

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