Gore Vidal: Burr (1835 words)

Burr is the most celebrated novel of Gore Vidal’s Narratives of Empire series of historical fictions. The work is also considered one of the most popular of Vidal’s fiction writing and continues to be of interest to literary scholars and historians alike. First published in 1973, when Vidal was already known as a writer of fiction and non-fiction and as a political commentator and raconteur on American television, Burr soon became Vidal’s fourth novel on the best-seller list (Larkin Crain, 1974). Six years earlier, Vidal had written another historical novel, Washington, DC, which was popular though somewhat controversial in its depiction of American political life from the depression through to the McCarthy …

Trimarco, Paola. "Burr". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 July 2016
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=6181, accessed 23 March 2018.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.