Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal

Easton Press Gore Vidal books

6 volume set (not signed) includes following titles: Burr, Empire, Lincoln, Hollywood, 1876 and Washington D.C. - 1990
The Golden Age - signed first edition (numbered) - 2000
Lincoln - signed limited edition - 2000
Burr - signed modern classic - 2000

Franklin Library Gore Vidal books

Kalki - limited first edition (not signed) - 1978
Burr - signed limited edition - 1979
Julian - signed limited edition - 1981
Lincoln - signed first edition - 1984
Empire - signed first edition - 1987
The Smithsonian Institution - signed first edition - 1998

Gore Vidal biography

Gore Vidal, born Eugene Luther Gore Vidal Jr. on October 3, 1925, in West Point, New York, was a towering figure in American literature and intellectual life. From an early age, Vidal displayed a precocious intellect and a keen interest in literature and politics, foreshadowing a career marked by fearless exploration of the complexities of power, society, and human nature. Vidal's literary career began with the publication of his first novel, Williwaw, in 1946, drawing on his experiences as a naval officer during World War II. However, it was with his third novel, The City and the Pillar (1948), that Vidal made a lasting impression, challenging societal taboos and cementing his reputation as a provocative and daring writer. Throughout his prolific career, Vidal's work defied easy categorization, encompassing a wide range of genres and subjects. From historical novels such as Burr (1973) and Lincoln (1984) to satirical essays like United States: Essays 1952–1992 (1993), Vidal's writing was marked by its sharp wit, incisive social commentary, and unflinching critique of American politics and culture.

Beyond his literary achievements, Vidal was a prominent public intellectual, engaging in spirited debates on television and in print on topics ranging from literature and politics to sexuality and religion. His razor-sharp wit and iconoclastic views made him a polarizing figure, admired by some for his fearless honesty and reviled by others for his caustic critiques of American society. Vidal's impact on American culture extended far beyond the realm of literature. He was a tireless advocate for social justice and civil liberties, speaking out against war, inequality, and injustice throughout his life. His candid exploration of taboo subjects and his willingness to challenge conventional wisdom paved the way for greater acceptance and understanding of marginalized voices in American society.

Gore Vidal passed away on July 31, 2012, leaving behind a rich and complex legacy as one of America's most fearless and uncompromising writers. His work continues to inspire readers and provoke thought, reminding us of the power of literature to confront uncomfortable truths and provoke meaningful change in the world.

Teddy Roosevelt

Gore Vidal signed

William Randolph Hearst

Theodore Roosevelt election

Franklin Library Gore Vidal

Best books in order by author list:

A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z

Privacy Policy        |        Terms and Disclosure        |        Contact        |        About        |        Best Book Categories        |        Framed Tributes

© 2002 - 2024 Leather Bound Treasure