eBook Empire epub

by Gore Vidal

eBook Empire epub
  • ISBN: 0233981527
  • Author: Gore Vidal
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House; 1st Thus. edition (1987)
  • Pages: 576 pages
  • ePUB size: 1692 kb
  • FB2 size 1909 kb
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Empire is the fourth historical novel in the Narratives of Empire series by Gore Vidal, published in 1987. The novel concerns the fictional newspaper dynasty of half-sibling characters Caroline and Blaise Sanford.

Empire is the fourth historical novel in the Narratives of Empire series by Gore Vidal, published in 1987. Playing these characters against real-life figures of the years 1898 to 1907, the novel portrays the conjunction of government and mass media in the creation of modern-day America

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (/vɪˈdɑːl/; born Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer and public intellectual known for his epigrammatic wit, patrician manner, and polished style of writing.

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (/vɪˈdɑːl/; born Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer and public intellectual known for his epigrammatic wit, patrician manner, and polished style of writing. Vidal was born into a political family; his maternal grandfather, Thomas Pryor Gore, served as United States senator from Oklahoma (1907–1921 and 1931–1937)

Empire, the fourth novel in Gore Vidal's monumental six-volume chronicle of the American past, is his prodigiously .

Empire, the fourth novel in Gore Vidal's monumental six-volume chronicle of the American past, is his prodigiously detailed portrait of the United States at the dawn of the twentieth century as it begins to emerge as a world power. -- -While America struggles to define its destiny, beautiful and ambitious Caroline Sanford fights to control her own fate. One of Vidal's most in-spired creations, she is an embodiment of the complex, vigorous young nation.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Mr. Vidal demonstrates a political imagination and insider's sagacity equaled by no other practicing fiction writer I can think of. And like the earlier novels in his historical cycle.

In this extraordinarily powerful epic Gore Vidal recreates America's Gilded Age-a period of promise and possibility, of empire-building and fierce political rivalries. In a vivid and breathtaking work of fiction, where the fortunes of a sister and brother intertwine with the fates of the generation, their country, and some of the greatest names of their day, including In this extraordinarily powerful epic Gore Vidal recreates America's Gilded Age-a period of promise and possibility, of empire-building and fierce political rivalries.

The twentieth century produced a great deal of writing about American politics, much of it bewildered when new notions like empire started to sneak into nervous texts whose authors were not quite certain if empire could ever be an applicable word for the last best hope of earth.

The twentieth century produced a great deal of writing about American politics, much of it bewildered when new notions like empire started to sneak into nervous texts whose authors were not quite certain if empire could ever be an applicable word for the last best hope of earth

A historical novel with portraits of Teddy Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst illuminates Roosevelt's Washington, America's Gilded Age, and the expanding American empire. The third in Vidal's American Chronicle series. The Heart era is depicted quite well.

Электронная книга "Empire: A Novel", Gore Vidal. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Empire: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Empire, the fourth novel in Gore Vidal's monumental six-volume chronicle of the American past, is his prodigiously detailed portrait of the United States at the dawn of the twentieth century as it begins to emerge as a world power.

Empire, the fourth novel in Gore Vidal's monumental six-volume chronicle of the American past, is his prodigiously detailed portrait of the United States at the dawn of the twentieth century as it begins to emerge as a world power

Empire, the fourth novel in Gore Vidal's monumental six-volume chronicle of the American past, is his prodigiously detailed portrait of the United States at the dawn of the twentieth century as it begins to emerge as a world power. While America struggles to define its destiny, beautiful and ambitious Caroline Sanford fights to control her own fate. One of Vidal's most in-spired creations, she is an embodiment of the complex, vigorous young nation

Mr. And like the earlier novels in his historical cycle, Empire is a wonderfully vivid documentary drama.

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Comments: (7)
Bajinn
Although Vidal provides a shotgun approach to character development, Empire is best viewed in the perspective of two primary conflicts; one among fictional characters (Caroline and Blaise Sanford) and the other among two historical players (Theodore Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst). Only through fictional characters could Vidal create narrators capable of such convoluted and impossibly rich experiences that they could come into critical conversations with so many historical characters. Caroline and Blaise are half-siblings who rival for the same fortune and unravel a dark secret regarding their respective dead mothers.

McKinley and Roosevelt both have imperialistic aims with racist purpose. Both want America to fill the power vacuum created by the decline of the British Empire; both feel it is the duty of the civilized Americans to be stewards for the primitive races of the Asian, Caribbean and Pacific Islands. To the regnant aristocracy, war is the natural state of man. Hearst, McKinley and Roosevelt are portrayed as not only making war inevitable, but also desirable. The respectable and intellectual few, best exemplified by John Hay and the Five Hearts, are more conscientious, but remain low key compared to the dashing and charismatic politicians bent on imperialism and self-promotion.

Hearst is an antihero similar to Satan in Milton's "Paradise Lost." Clearly, Hearst is a manipulative megalomaniac, but he is much more interesting character than the prudent McKinley or the bellicose Teddy Roosevelt. Although the Hearst who instigated the Spanish-American war of 1898 and incited the assassination of McKinley connotes horror and repulsion, Vidal clearly enjoys Hearst's vapidity and ingenuity. Hearst is a cad to the American nobles, but he is able to history on his own terms and to suit his own purposes. Using inaccurate and biased propaganda, Hearst is flamboyant and irresponsible, exploiting the indifferent American masses while inventing heroes to lead them. To Vidal, Hearst created public opinion, while Roosevelt simply rode public opinion. Therefore, Hearst is the inventor of the modern world while Roosevelt simply followed his lead.
Shadowbourne
As one who loves historical fiction, I am amazed at just how clever Gore Vidal is in his use of language and description. His stories are remarkably complex and give unique insight into the characters of the day. I really enjoyed Empire and Hollywood, and have ordered the other books in the series.
caif
Great read. Also recommend Gore Vidals Lincoln.
Zepavitta
This is a read good read. Vidal wrote it decades ago, but I loved it!
Olelifan
Lincoln, Burr, 1876, Washington D.C, Empire, Hollywood and his newly published and last-of-the-series, The Golden Age place Gore Vidal as one of our finest writers of historical fiction. This penultimate book focuses on the earliest part of the 20th Century with Vidal taking the reader into arenas that stict historians can only conjecture upon. The author once again seemlessly weaves his historical family, begun with an illigetimate child of Aaron Burr, through a time when an isolationistic nation somewhat unwillingly takes on the demensions of a true empire. Vidal has a gift at grabbing a reader and placing them into a time period and facinating them with both his historical and well researched knowledge along with a perverse imagination. He seems to delight in his unbridled arrogance but does so in a difficult to describe charming way. With this series now complete, new readers have the ability to read this chronologically which can only add to the enjoyable experience Vidal gives us as he weaves his various webs of fact, historical guesses, and downright enjoyable fiction. One can only learn from this master of the genre. Read all but at the very least read Burr and Lincoln. Both masterpieces.
Makaitist
An astonishing and reassuring history of our Americans political traditions. Witty. Urbane. Erudite. Highly entertaining. Beautifully written. Read it. You will love it.
Fenius
Very Nice !!! Thank You !!!
Not as good as his Lincoln in my opinion because I didn't care for his main character.The historical background is excellent as usual so all in all I enjoyed it.
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