Julian: A Novel

Julian: A Novel by Gore Vidal 037572706X 9780375727061
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The remarkable bestseller about the fourth-century Roman emperor who famously tried to halt the spread of Christianity,Julianis widely regarded as one of Gore Vidals 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 marvelously imaginative and insightful novel of classical antiquity,Juliancaptures the religious and political ferment of a desperate age and restores with blazing wit and vigor the legacy of an impassioned ruler.

Author: Gore Vidal

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 528

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2003-08-12


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