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Lincoln A Novel (Paperback)

Author:  Gore Vidal
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0375708766
ISBN-13: 9780375708763
Sku: 30547936
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  672
Age Range:  NA
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The character of President Lincoln, unremittingly tested by the trials of the war years, is reflected through the eyes of the diverse and colorful denizens of Washington, including his wife Mary and his political rivals and disciples, in a fictional portrait of Americas sixteenth president. Reprint. *Author: Vidal, Gore *Subtitle: A Novel *Publication Date: 2000/02/01 *Number of Pages: 657 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25
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The character of President Lincoln, unremittingly tested by the trials of the war years, is reflected through the eyes of the diverse and colorful denizens of Washington, including his wife Mary and his political rivals and disciples, in a fictional portrait of America's sixteenth president. Reprint.
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In Gore Vidal's 1988 LINCOLN, the story of the Civil War president is told mostly from John Hay's point of view. The last in Vidal's tetralogy of US political novels (WASHINGTON DC, BURR, and 1876 are the others), LINCOLN provides a nuanced picture of the president universally considered great. Here, Lincoln is very much a calculating politician, and his greatness comes with difficulty: he agonizes over every decision, and is deeply ambivalent about the issue of slavery that divided the country during his administration. At the same time, Lincoln's personal life is tumultuous: his young son dies, his Southern wife complicates his position, and her mental health deteriorates. Throughout, Vidal presents Lincoln as a conflicted, often tormented, but unfailingly honorable man.
Author Bio
Gore Vidal
Born Eugene Luther Gore Vidal, at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, Vidal spent a significant portion of his childhood reading to his blind grandfather, Senator T. P. Gore of Oklahoma. As a consequence, he has been heavily influenced by works of politics and history. He served aboard an Arctic transport ship during World War II but was discharged due to rheumatoid arthritis; he published his first novel in 1946, at the age of 21, based on his experiences at sea. In the 1950s, Vidal began writing screenplays and dramatic works for the stage, but returned to writing novels in 1964, with JULIAN, his first historical novel--a best-seller that showed him one of the directions his career should take. It was followed a few years later by his outrageously successful MYRA BRECKINRIDGE, which showed him another. Well known as a writer of both historical potboilers and transgressive metafictions, several of which have been made into films, Vidal has also run for--though not been elected to--Congress and the Senate. He has been outspoken as a homosexual and as a professed and unshakable atheist. In a memorable 1972 interview, he said, "There is not one human problem that could not be solved, if people would simply do as I advise."

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New York Review of Books
"Vidal is a masterly American historical novelist...who has found his truest subject....No biographer, and until now no novelist, has had the precision of imagination to show us a plausible and human Lincoln, of us and yet beoynd us. Vidal, with this book, does just that, and more: he gives us the tragedy of American political history, with its most authentic tragic hero at the center, which is to say, at our center." - Harold Bloom 7/19/84

New York Times Book Review
"By subordinating the usual role of the novelist to the role of historian-biographer, Mr. Vidal acknowledges his faith in the high worth of his material, and in this, he is surely right." - Joyce Carol Oates 6/3/84

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