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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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A Memoir
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $16.00

In a witty and elegant autobiography that takes up where his bestelling Palimpsest left off, the celebrated novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal reflects on his remarkable life.

Writing from his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theatre, politics... Read more >
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Written by Gore Vidal


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal

Written by Gore Vidal
Edited by Jay Parini


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 17, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Selected Essays of Gore Vidal

Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $17.00

Gore Vidal—novelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialist—is America's premier man of letters. No other living writer brings more sparkling wit, vast learning, indelible personality, and provocative mirth to the job of writing an essay.

This long-needed volume comprises some twenty-four of his best-loved pieces of criticism, political commentary... Read more >

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Washington, D.C.
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 1, 2000
Price: $18.00

Washington, D.C., is the final installment in Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire,his acclaimed six-volume series of historical novels about the American past. It offers an illuminating portrait of our republic from the time of the New Deal to the McCar-thy era.

Widely regarded as Vidal's ultimate comment on how the American political... Read more >
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