PaperbackÖ Julian ePUB ↠

Nity Julian is widely regarded as one of Gore Vidal’s finest historical novelsJulian the Apostate nephew of Constantine the Great was one of the brightest yet briefest lights in the history of the Roman Empire A military genius on the level of Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great a graceful and persuasive essayist and a philosopher devoted to worshiping the gods of Hellenism he became

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➵ Julian Read ➼ Author Gore Vidal – Blackswantea.co.uk The remarkable bestseller about the fourth century Roman emperor who famously tried to halt the spread of Christianity Julian is widely regarded as one of Gore Vidal’s finest historical novelsJulianJulian Read Author Gore Vidal Blackswanteacouk The remarkable bestseller about the fourth century Roman emperor who famously tried to halt the spread of Christianity Julian is widely regarded as one of Gore Vidal’s finest historical novelsJulian The remarkable bestseller about the fourth century Roman emperor who famously tried to halt the spread of Christia

PaperbackÖ Julian ePUB ↠ Edgar BoxGore Vidal é um dos nomes centrais na história da literatura americana pós Segunda Guerra Mundial Nascido em em Nova Iorue estudou na Academia de Phillips Exeter Estado de New Hampshire O seu primeiro romance Williwaw era uma história da guerra claramente influenciada pelo estilo de Hemingway Embora grande parte da sua obra tenha a ver com o século XX americano Vidal debruçou se várias vezes sobre épocas recuadas como por exemplo em A Search for the King Juliano e Creation Entre os seus temas de eleição está o mundo do cinema e mais concretamente os bastidores de Hollywood ue ele desmonta de forma satírica e implacável em títulos como Myra Breckinridge Myron e Duluth Senhor de um estilo exuberante multifacetado e sempre surpreendente publicou em a autobiografia Palimpsest A Memoir As obras 'O Instituto Smithsonian' e 'A Idade do Ouro' encontram se traduzidas em português Neto do senador Thomas Gore enteado do padrasto de Jacueline Kennedy Onassis primo distante de Al Gore Gore Vidal sempre se revelou um espelho crítico das grandezas e misérias dos EUAFaleceu a de julho de aos anos na sua casa em Hollywood vítima de pneumonia.

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  • Jeffrey Keeten

    PaperbackÖ Julian ePUB ↠ julian mobile, Julian MOBI”We are toys and a divine child takes us up and puts us down and breaks us when he chooses” Julian IIJulian was a child raised in the midst of turmoil After the death of Constantine the Great in 337AD there was a huge power vacuum in the Roman Empire and Julian’s cousin Constantius II methodically eliminated all those who could potentially threaten his reign or those of his brothers One of those executed was Julian’s father Julian and his brother Gallus were spared Their youth may have spared them but in Julian’s later writings he wrote that he believed that only at the urging of Empress Eusebia by the thinnest of margins were they saved The very thing that nearly en


  • Travis

    PaperbackÖ Julian ePUB ↠ julian mobile, Julian MOBII love Roman history Had Julian the Apostate been less conciliatory the Christians would have remained a fringe sect Uncompromising themselves and ultimately triumphant the Christians stamped out what Julian loved most knowledgeThis book is written as letters between Libanius and Priscus who discuss what to do with Julian's diary Vidal's prose is sublime always informing and entertaining sometimes sharp and often funny Historical fiction is rarely this good


  • Eric_W

    PaperbackÖ Julian ePUB ↠ julian mobile, Julian MOBIJulian the Apostate was emperor of Rome from 361 363 CE and the nephew of Constantine Raised in a strict Christian environment although of the Arian tradition he formally announced his conversion to paganism in 361 and became a public enemy of ChristianityThat provides the background for Vidal's excellent historical novel historical in the best sense in that Vidal tried to use as many actual events and recorded conversations as possible Vidal is of course rather flagrant in rejecting Christianity himself so it is easy to see why Julian's gradual rejection of what he viewed as a faith filled with contradictions b


  • Terence Hawkins

    PaperbackÖ Julian ePUB ↠ julian mobile, Julian MOBII don't know how or why anyone would let a thirteen year old withdraw this book from a public library but someone did and it went a long way towards forming my mind For better or worseJulian the Apostate was born just a little too late the last Hellenist pagan in the family of Constantine who a few years before Julian's birth had converted the Roman Empire to Christianity The novel chronicles his unlikely rise to power and its inevitable conclusion Not a plot spoiler aren't a lot of practicing pagans around are there It takes the form of an exchange of letters and reminiscences between two Athenian philosophers who had known Julian as a young man the letters transmitting portions of a hitherto unknown memoir in Julian's own hand The memoir naturally is the bulk of the novelI don't know how to put this otherwise this book than any ot


  • Dan

    PaperbackÖ Julian ePUB ↠ julian mobile, Julian MOBI “No one can ever love us uite so much as we love ourselves” Attributed to Julian by Gore Vidal Julian is a well crafted historical fictional solilouy written by Gore Vidal in 1964 It is some five hundred pages in length but moves along uickly Covering the thirty two year life of the last of the great Roman emperors the story includes palace intrigue a great deal of history fascinating war campaigns and then ultimate betrayal Vidal’s tone is somewhat subdued in the book perhaps because there are enough historically dramatic events such that Vidal didn’t feel the need to oversell There is also another narrator in the presence of Priscus an actual historian of the 5th century who does some minor narrating to correct Julian’s errant facts and begin the story when Julian is young and wrap it up after he dies Julian’s reign as Roman Emperor AD 361 AD 363 was significant in many ways but was largely so because he came so near the end of the one thousand year rei


  • Laura

    PaperbackÖ Julian ePUB ↠ julian mobile, Julian MOBIIn my sad and maddening teenage years I happened on my mother’s copy of the Oxford Book of British Verse and read through it with the doggedness I had at the time One poem that hit me hard was Algernon Charles Swinburne’s Hymn to Proserpina written in the voice of a Roman lamenting the passing of the old gods as Rome embraced Christianity It begins with the line “Vicisti Galilæe” which I am told translates to “Thou hast conuered


  • Marquise

    PaperbackÖ Julian ePUB ↠ julian mobile, Julian MOBIExcellent novel I had a recollection of this book from ages back but needed to retake it and it was a good idea to read it following Ken Broeders' Apostate series which also has Caesar Julian Augustus as its protagonist I thought it'd be an interesting new experience to revisit this period of Roman history I normally don't invest much in by way of contrasting different depictions of the emperor who tried to end Christianity as Rome's official religion In this novel we get Julian's story in his own words as this is written in journal plus historical chronicle format but it doesn't mean we only get his side because interspersed throughout Julian's journal entries are commentaries by two men who knew and followed him a pair of often cheeky philosophers called Priscus and Libanius who interject protests clarifications and hilarious counterfactual


  • Louise

    PaperbackÖ Julian ePUB ↠ julian mobile, Julian MOBII didn't think Vidal's Burr could be topped but this earlier novel of Vidal's is even extraordinaryVidal creates a memoir by the Emperor Julian and presents it with the commentary of two friends This novelization gives the reader a good understanding of the social and political dynamics of this often neglected perio


  • D

    PaperbackÖ Julian ePUB ↠ julian mobile, Julian MOBIA gripping but sad story about a would be philosopher who reluctantly became emperor Contrary to his predecessors Constantine and Constantius II he was tolerant and reasonable A fervent Hellenist he despised Christianity which had been made into the compulsory uniue state religion by Constantine While supporting religious freedom Julian did his best to reinstate the old Roman values and religious traditions many of which were themselves imported Unfortunately his tolerance was interpreted as weakness by some and he was according to the book assassinated by a personal Christian assistant during the Persian campaign He on


  • Jack

    PaperbackÖ Julian ePUB ↠ julian mobile, Julian MOBII suggest that those who can not accept criticism of their Christian religion skip this book The Roman Emperor Julian was totally offended by the Christians of the 4th century ADI first read this historical novel back in the 1960's I enjoyed it then and I enjoyed it even now This time I really picked up on Julian's flaws; 40 years ago I think I just was rooting for him to win knowing of course he would ultimately fail and I ignored this dark side Gore Vidal did extensive research in preparation for this book and it shows


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