1876: A Novel

1876: A Novel

Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire sequence spans the historical past of the USA from the Revolution to the post-World struggle II years. With their huge canvas and big solid of fictional and ancient characters, the novels during this sequence current a landscape of the yank political and imperial adventure as interpreted by means of one in all its such a lot worldly, realizing, and ironic observers.

The centennial of the U.S. used to be celebrated with nice fanfare--fireworks, exhibitions, pious calls to patriotism, and maybe the main underhanded political machination within the country's heritage: the robbery of the presidency from Samuel Tilden in prefer of Rutherford B. Hayes. This was once the Gilded Age, while robber barons held the handbag strings of the kingdom, and the social gathering in strength was firm to stick in energy. Gore Vidal's 1876 supplies us the inside track of the day throughout the eyes of Charlie Schuyler, who has again from exile to regain a misplaced fortune and set up a wedding into big apple society for his widowed daughter. And even if Tammany corridor has faltered and Boss Tweed has fled, the consequences of corruption succeed in deep, even into Schuyler's circle of relatives.

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