All listings for this product
About this product
- DescriptionThe remarkable bestseller about the fourth-century Roman emperor who famously tried to halt the spread of Christianity, <b>Julian</b><i></i>is widely regarded as one of Gore Vidal s finest historical vels. 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 marvelously imaginative and insightful vel of classical antiquity, <b>Julian</b><i></i>captures the religious and political ferment of a desperate age and restores with blazing wit and vigor the legacy of an impassioned ruler.
- Author BiographyGore Vidal was born in 1925 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first novel, <b><i></i>Williwaw</b><i>, </i>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.
- Author(s)Gore Vidal
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication12/08/2003
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight354 g
- Width132 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine24 mm
Best-selling in Fiction Books
Save on Fiction Books
- AU $20.41Trending at AU $30.97
- AU $7.43Trending at AU $12.05
- AU $13.21Trending at AU $15.11
- AU $56.57Trending at AU $60.86
- AU $11.92Trending at AU $16.07
- AU $19.77Trending at AU $23.93
- AU $19.95Trending at AU $23.06
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.