Julian: A Novel - SIGNED - Gore Vidal 1964 - Little - First Edition ‘Historical fiction in the true, honorable sense.’ - The Wall Street Journal

The remarkable story 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. A military genius on the level of Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great, a graceful and persuasive essayist, and a philosopher devoted to worshipping the gods of Hellenism, he became embroiled in a fierce intellectual war with Christianity that provoked his murder at the age of thirty-two, only four years into his brilliantly humane and compassionate reign. A marvellously imaginative and insightful novel of classical antiquity, Julian captures the religious and political ferment of a desperate age and restores with blazing wit and vigour the legacy of an impassioned ruler.
  ‘High entertainment.’ - The New York Times Book Review.

Gore Vidal (1925-2012) was an American writer whose prolific public career spanned seven decades and included more than twenty novels, numerous collections of essays on literature and politics, a volume of short stories, five Broadway plays, dozens of television and film scripts, and three mystery novels written under the pseudonym Edgar Box. He also twice sought elected office as a Democrats Party politician, in New York in 1960, and again in California in 1982.

References: Parini, ‘Gore Vidal’
The Guardian 2012.
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  Condition: Fine, in very good unclipped dust jacket, 3 cm tear to corner of lower front panel and 2 cm tear to upper edge of rear panel, tape repair to verso, and creasing to jacket flaps   Ref: 106576   Price: HK$ 1,800