Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Trade Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Random House, 1987.
A first Trade edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket.
Empire, the fourth novel in Gore Vidal's monumental six-volume chronicle of the American past, is his prodigiously detailed portrait of the United States at the dawn of the twentieth century as it begins to emerge as a world power. While America struggles to define its destiny, beautiful and ambitious Caroline Sanford fights to control her own fate. From the back offices of her Washington newspaper, Caroline confronts the two men who threaten to thwart her ambition: William Randolph Hearst and his protégé, Blaise Sanford, Caroline's half brother. In their struggles for power the lives of brother and sister become intertwined with those of Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, as well as Astors, Vanderbilts, and Whitneys - all incarnations of America's Gilded Age. This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best; 490 pages.