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Creation

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349104751

Price: £14.99

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Vidal’s historical novel set in the 5th century BC and narrated by Cyrus Spitama, son of a Persian prince and Greek sorceress, grandson of the prophet Zoroaster, and ambassador to the courts of India, China and Greece. Pericles, Thucydides, Sophocles and Confucius are among the book’s characters.

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Splendid, serene, magisterial.
SUNDAY TIMES
Highly absorbing, rich in history, irony and erudition.
GUARDIAN
An historical novel of awesome scope and scholarship.
OBSERVER
Our greatest living historical novelist.
ANTHONY BURGESS