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Titel: 1876, A Novel
Verlag: Random House February 12, 19, New York
Auflage: 1st Edition
0394497503 Fiction. Good clean copy no dust jacket. First Trade Edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BING91315284
The third volume of Gore Vidal's magnificent series of historical novels aimed at demythologizing the American past, 1876 chronicles the political scandals and dark intrigues that rocked the United States in its centennial year.
------Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler, Aaron Burr's unacknowledged son, returns to a flamboyant America after his long, self-imposed European exile. The narrator of Burr has come home to recoup a lost fortune by arranging a suitable marriage for his beautiful daughter, the widowed Princess d'Agrigente, and by ingratiating himself with Samuel Tilden, the favored presidential candidate in the centennial year. With these ambitions and with their own abundant charms, Schuyler and his daughter soon find themselves at the centers of American social and political power at a time when the fading ideals of the young republic were being replaced by the excitement of empire.
------"A glorious piece of writing," said Jimmy Breslin in Harper's. "Vidal can take history and make it powerful and astonishing." Time concurred: "Vidal has no peers at breathing movement and laughter into the historical past."
------With a new Introduction by the author.
From the Hardcover edition.
"Vidal is superb! The performance is flawless!"
THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE
Endlessly fascinating, brilliantly written, this #1 bestseller by the incomparable Gore Vidal explores the scandals of the Grant administration and the dark intrigues that marked America's presidential election in its centennial year.
Seeking to restore his financial assets, Charlie Schuyler, Aaron Burr's unacknowledged son, returns to America, hoping to arrange a marriage for his daughter. With these ambitions and with their own abundant charms, Charlie and his daughter soon find themselves at the center of American social and political power in those astonishing years when the ideals of a young republic had begun to fade and the excitement of empire took hold.
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