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    DescriptionA sweeping novel of politics, war, philosophy, and adventure-in a restored edition, featuring never-before-published material from Gore Vidal's original manuscript-Creation""offers a captivating grand tour of the ancient world. Cyrus Spitama, grandson of the prophet Zoroaster and lifelong friend of Xerxes, spent most of his life as Persian ambassador for the great king Darius. He traveled to India, where he discussed nirvana with Buddha, and to the warring states of Cathay, where he learned of Tao from Master Li and fished on the riverbank with Confucius. Now blind and aged in Athens-the Athens of Pericles, Sophocles, Thucydides, Herodotus, and Socrates-Cyrus recounts his days as he strives to resolve the fundamental questions that have guided his life's journeys: how the universe was created, and why evil was created with good. In revisiting the fifth century b.c.-one of the most spectacular periods in history-Gore Vidal illuminates the ideas that have shaped civilizations for millennia." "


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    Title
    Creation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gore Vidal, Foreword by Anthony Burgess
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 592
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375727054
    ISBN 10: 0375727051
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
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    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26108601
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    LC classification: PS35243.I26 C7 2002B
    Edition statement
    Restored.
    Illustrations note
    1 MAP
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 September 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Gore Vidal was born in 1925 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first novel, "Williwaw," 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.
    Review quote
    "An incredibly detailed and convincing picture of the ancient world." -Anthony Burgess "Brilliantly realized. . . . Fertile, vivid, and ingenious. . . . [A] surging river of a book." -Mary Renault, "The New York Review of Books ""His best novel. . . . There isn't a page of "Creation "that doesn't inform and very few pages that do not delight" -"The New York Times" "Highly literate, stylish, entertaining and provocative." -"The Wall Street Journal"
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    A sweeping novel of politics, war, philosophy, and adventure-in a restored edition, featuring never-before-published material from Gore Vidal's original manuscript-Creation" offers a captivating grand tour of the ancient world. Cyrus Spitama, grandson of the prophet Zoroaster and lifelong friend of Xerxes, spent most of his life as Persian ambassador for the great king Darius. He traveled to India, where he discussed nirvana with Buddha, and to the warring states of Cathay, where he learned of Tao from Master Li and fished on the riverbank with Confucius. Now blind and aged in Athens-the Athens of Pericles, Sophocles, Thucydides, Herodotus, and Socrates-Cyrus recounts his days as he strives to resolve the fundamental questions that have guided his life's journeys: how the universe was created, and why evil was created with good. In revisiting the fifth century b.c.-one of the most spectacular periods in history-Gore Vidal illuminates the ideas that have shaped civilizations for millennia."