A Search for the King
By (author) Gore Vidal
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Search for the King by Gore Vidal
Book DescriptionKidnapped and held to ransom by Duke Leopold of Austria after the Third Crusade, Richard the Lion Heart, it is said, was found by his faithful troubadour Blondel de Neel. But how? And what trials did the faithful and long-suffering lyricist have to overcome to find his king? Gore Vidal paints a broad, colourful and poignant picture of a man searching for his master; for the symbolic king who is the goal of man's eternal quest; for the spiritual centre of his life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349104744
(198mm x 126mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 23-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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US Kirkus Review » Oddly enough, Gore Vidal- The City and the Pillar, The Season of Comfort, etc. has come up with something of an historical novel. Running from the fall of 1192 to the spring of 1194, from Palestine to Austria to France to England, this is a skillful blending of fact and fantasy during the Crusades. Having to do chiefly with King Richard the Lion-Hearted and his troubadour, Blondel of Neel, it courses its way through most of Europe on a sort of lonely but grand pilgrimage, meeting up with dragons, giants, werewolves, vampires, enchanted forests, and enemy knights against whom they duel. Richard is captured, which creates a political crisis, and Blondel searches for him, during which he has many a glorious and terrifying adventure. It is a time of strong-armed, virile men, vapid women,- a time of unrest and insecurity for most, the church included. It is well written, mildly exciting and has excellent atmosphere. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal is one of the greatest living American novelists and essayists. He has written numerous Hollywood screenplays, including BEN HUR, and ran as a Democratic candidate for Congress. He appeared with Tim Robbins in the film BOB ROBERTS and most recently in Gattaca (1998).
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