WorldCat Identities

Vidal, Gore 1925-2012

Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Gore Vidal
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Gore Vidal
Lincoln : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

129 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 4,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln is a masterwork of historical fiction, in which Gore Vidal combines a comprehensive knowledge of Civil War America with 20th-century literary technique, probing the minds and motives of the men surrounding Abraham Lincoln, including personal secretary John Hay and scheming cabinet members William Seward and Salmon P. Chase, as well as his wife, Mary Todd
Burr : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

155 editions published between 1970 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 4,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-creates the American political scene of the early 1800's, seen through the memoirs of Aaron Burr
Empire : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

94 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline Sanford, a newspaper owner from Washington, D.C., struggles to gain power and respect in a male dominated industry
Inventing a nation : Washington, Adams, Jefferson by Gore Vidal( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Inventing a Nation, Vidal transports the reader into the minds, the living rooms (and bedrooms), the convention halls, and the salons of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and other key figures who helped found the American Republic. Vidal's splendid and percipient prose animates key moments of decision in the birthing of our nation, and we come to know these men in ways we have not until now - their opinions of each other, their worries about money, their concerns about creating a viable democracy. Vidal brings them to life and illuminates the force and weight of the documents they wrote, the speeches they gave, and the institutions of government they fashioned. Above all, Inventing a Nation presents a powerful, compassionate, immensely moving portrait of George Washington, whose resolution, integrity, and intelligence rescued the fledgling Republic many times in its early days."--Jacket
Washington, D.C. : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

148 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of the nation's capital from the New Deal through the McCarthy era, centering on a conservative Senator and his ambitious assistant, both of whom aspire to the Presidency
Julian : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

190 editions published between 1962 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 2,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional biography of the Fourth Century Roman Emperor, Julian the Apostate, who attempted to thwart Christianity
Creation : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

101 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 2,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrus, a fifth century Persian, relates the story of his travels and encounters as an ambassador
Hollywood : a novel of America in the 1920s by Gore Vidal( Book )

87 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1917, and President Wilson is about to lead the country into the Great War. In California, a new industry is born that will irreversibly transform America. Caroline Sanford, the alluring heroine of Empire, discovers the power of moving pictures to manipulate reality as she vaults to screen stardom under the name of Emma Traxler. Just as Caroline must balance her two lives--West Coast movie star and East Coast newspaper publisher and senator's mistress--so too must America balance its two power centers: Hollywood and Washington
Kalki : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

89 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in 13 languages and held by 2,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the ex GI posing as Kalki, an ancient Hindu deity, running an international drug ring or bringing about the destruction of the world?
Gattaca by Andrew Niccol( Visual )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in English and German and held by 2,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the last "natural" beings born into a genetically engineered world, Vincent Freeman has none of the 'pre-ordered' DNA that will guarantee him success. Desperate to realize his dream of exploring space, Vincent assumes the identity of a genetically superior athlete. Avoiding detection using the athlete's genetic markers, Vincent becomes a rising star at Gattaca Aerospace, attracting the attention of a beautiful co-worker. When a flight director is brutally murdered, a clue left at the crime scene threatens to shatter Vincent's plans
The golden age : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Golden Age is the concluding volume in Gore Vidal's American empire novels - a unique pageant of the national experience from the United States' entry into World War Two to the end of the Korean War." "The Golden Age is a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War Two and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill, from a republic into an empire. The sharp-eyed and sympathetic witnesses to these events are Caroline Sanford, Washington, D.C., newspaper publisher turned Hollywood pioneer producer-star, and Peter Sanford, her nephew and publisher of the independent intellectual journal The American Idea. They experience at first hand the masterful maneuvers of Franklin Roosevelt to bring a reluctant nation into World War Two, and later, the actions of Harry Truman that commit the nation to a decades-long twilight struggle against Communism - developments they regard with a marked skepticism, even though they end in an American global empire. The locus of these events is Washington, D.C., yet the Hollywood film industry and the cultural centers of New York also play significant parts. In addition to presidents, the actual characters who appear so vividly in the pages of The Golden Age include Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Wendell Wilkie, William Randolph Hearst, Dean Acheson, Tennessee Williams, Joseph Alsop, Dawn Powell - and Gore Vidal himself."--Jacket
United States : essays : 1952-1992 by Gore Vidal( Book )

46 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vidal shares his views on American literature, the history of American politics and government, and 20th century popular culture
Collected stories by Tennessee Williams( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronological arrangement of the noted American playwright's complete stories, published and unpublished, provides a veiled look at his life and concerns
The Smithsonian Institution : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1939 Washington, a 13-year-old math genius is summoned to the Smithsonian Institution to help scientists build a weapon to win the coming war. The institution's wax effigies come alive and he meets historical figures. A comic fantasy
Duluth by Gore Vidal( Book )

76 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satiric look at the state of the union centers on a relocated Duluth and its assorted politicians, policemen and women, terrestrial and extraterrestrial aliens, Hispanics, feminists, mobsters, and other minorities
Live from Golgotha by Gore Vidal( Book )

39 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy (later St. Timothy) is in his study in Thessalonika, where he is bishop of Macedonia. It is A.D. 96, and Timothy is under terrific pressure to record his version of the Sacred Story, since, far in the future, a cyberpunk (the Hacker) has been systematically destroying the tapes that describe the Good News, and Timothy's Gospel is the only one immune to the Hacker's deadly virus
Why We Fight by Eugene Jarecki( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future
Matters of fact and of fiction : essays 1973-1976 by Gore Vidal( Book )

38 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seventeen essays written between 1973 and 1976, dealing with fiction, politics, and the world in general
Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal( Book )

128 editions published between 1968 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Finally back in print -- Gore Vidal's outrageous and immortal, gender-bending and polymorphously perverse, over-the-top, and utterly on-target comic masterpiece. "I am Myra Breckinridge, whom no man will ever possess." So begins the irresistible testimony of the luscious instructor of Empathy and Posture at Buck Loner's Academy of Drama and Modeling. Myra has a secret that only her surgeon shares; a passion for classic Hollywood films, which she regards as the supreme achievements of Western culture; and a sacred mission to bring heteronormative civilization to its knees. Fifty years after its first publication unleashed gales of laughter, delight, and ferocious dissent ("Has literary decency fallen so low?" asked Time), Myra Breckinridge's moment to instruct and delight has once again arrived"--
Messiah by Gore Vidal( Book )

119 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his long-time hiding-place in provincial Egypt, Eugene Luther tells the story of John Cave, a former Californian undertaker, his rise to power and the subsequent global impact of his new religion.--fantasticfiction.co.uk
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.06 for Political ... to 0.49 for Gore Vidal ...)

Lincoln : a novel
Covers
Burr : a novelEmpire : a novelInventing a nation : Washington, Adams, JeffersonWashington, D.C. : a novelJulian : a novelCreation : a novelHollywood : a novel of America in the 1920sKalki : a novel
Alternative Names

controlled identityBox, Edgar, 1925-2012

controlled identityEverard, Katherine

controlled identityKay, Cameron

Box Edgar

Box, Edgar, 1925-

Box Edgar (1925-2012)

Box, Edgar, pseud.

Burger, Eric 1925-

Cameron, Kay 1925-...

Cameron Kay 1925-2012

Eugene Louis Vidal 1925-2012

Everard , Katherine

Everard, Katherine, 1925-

Everard Katherine 1925-2012

Everard Katherine, pseud.

Fīdāl, Ġūr, 1925-2012

Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

Gore Vidal American writer (1925-2012)

Gore Vidal americký spisovateľ

Gore Vidal americký spisovatel a scenárista

Gore Vidal Amerikaans acteur

Gore Vidal amerykański pisarz, dramaturg, scenarzysta i polityk

Gore Vidal écrivain américain

Gore Vidal escriptor estatunidenc

Gore Vidal escritor estadounidense

Gore Vidal escritor estadounidense (1925-2012)

Gore Vidal pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Gore Vidal scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Gore Vidal scriitor american

Gore Vidal scrittore, saggista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Gore Vidal shkrimtar amerikan

Gore Vidal Talasulat a Americanu

Gore Vidal US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Gore Vidal usona verkisto

Gore Vidal yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Kay, Cameron

Kay Cameron (1925-2012)

Kay, Cameron, pseud.

Qor Vidal

Vidal, Eugene Louis

Vidal Eugene Luther

Vidal, Eugene Luther 1925-

Vidal, Eugene Luther 1925-2012

Vidal , Eugene Luther Gore

Vidal, Eugene Luther Gore 1925-

Vidal, Eugene Luther Gore 1925-2012

Vidal, Eugene Luther Gore Vidal

Vidal, Eugene Luther Jr.

Vidal, Gor

Vidal, Gor 1925-

Vidal, Gor 1925-2012

Vidal, Gore

Vidal, Gore, 1925-

Vidalas Goras

Vidals, Gors, 1925-

Βιντάλ Γκορ (1925-2012)

Γκορ Βιντάλ Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Бокс Э.

Видал, Гор, 1925-

Гор Видал американски писател

Гор Видал американский прозаик, публицист, драматург, эссеист

Гор Відал

Ґор Відал американський письменник та громадський діяч

גור וידאל שחקן אמריקאי

וידל, גור, 1925-2012

جور فيدال

غور فيدال كاتب أمريكي

قور ویدال

گور ودال

گور وڈال

گور ویدال

गोर विडाल

ਗੋਰ ਵਿਡਾਲ

ഗോർ വിഡാൽ അമേരിക്കയിലെ ചലച്ചിത്ര അഭിനേതാവ്

გორ ვიდალი

고어 비달

바이덜, 고어 1925-2012

비달, 고어 1925-2012

ヴィダール, ゴア

ゴア・ヴィダル

戈尔·维达尔

Languages