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Gore Vidal "Hollywood" , "Washington, D.C." Leather Bound Collector's Edition, Dual Volume Matched Set
Gore Vidal "Hollywood" , "Washington, D.C." Leather Bound Collector's Edition, Dual Volume Matched Set

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Each volume is a wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that are not bumped. Tight and square spine. Unread book. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed.

Edition: Easton Press (1990)
Binding: Leather Bound (Full genuine leather)
Illustrator: Limited Edition
Dimensions: 9 "x 6" x 2"

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Product Code: EP7131

Description About the author
Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1990. Gore Vidal. "Hollywood: A Novel of America in the 1920's" and "Washington, D. C." A rare dual volume matched collection luxuriously bound in full genuine leather.

Each edition features a special introduction by Gore Vidal.

About "Hollywood"

Hollywood is the fifth historical novel in Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series. Published in 1990, it brings back the fictional Caroline Sanford, Blaise Sanford and James Burden Day and the real Theodore Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst from Empire (the fourth novel in the series). Events are seen through the eyes of the Sanfords, Day, and the historical Jess Smith, a member of the Ohio Gang.

Historical characters introduced in this novel include Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and Warren G. Harding, as well early Hollywood figures such as Charlie Chaplin, Marion Davies, Elinor Glyn, Mabel Normand, and William Desmond Taylor, whose 1922 murder Vidal presents in fictionalized form.

In the novel, Hearst and Caroline separately enter the movie business. Caroline becomes both a producer and, using a pseudonym, also performs as an actress. All this takes place while Wilson enters the U.S. into World War I and battles over the League of Nations, and Harding's subsequent attempts to return the country to "Normalcy."

About Washington, D. C.

Washington, D. C. by Gore Vidal is the sixth in his Narratives of Empire series of historical novels (although the first one published, in 1967). It begins in 1937 and continues into the Cold War, tracing the families of Senator James Burden Day and influential newspaper publisher Blaise Sanford.

This book is the least historical and most novelistic of any of the seven books. The Golden Age, the seventh book in the series, takes place during nearly the same span of years with many of the same characters, and needed to be written around the events of Washington D.C.

The novel is written in the third person and is inspired by the novels of Henry James.

Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

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