The Resource Messiah, Gore Vidal

Messiah, Gore Vidal

Label
Messiah
Title
Messiah
Statement of responsibility
Gore Vidal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a mortician appears on television to declare that death is infinitely preferable to life, he sparks a religious movement that quickly leaves Christianity and most of Islam in the dust. Now available in a Penguin Classic edition, Gore Vidal's deft and daring blend of satire and prophecy, first published in 1954, eerily anticipates the excesses of Jim Jones, David Koresh, and the Heaven's Gate suicide cult
Member of
Summary
Gore Vidal's satirical fantasy, with a new introduction by the author. From his long-time hiding-place in provincial Egypt, Eugene Luther tells the story of John Cave, a former Californian undertaker, his rise to power and the subsequent global impact of his new religion
Tone
Writing style
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060575
Cataloging source
DLC
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1925-2012
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Vidal, Gore
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Penguin twentieth-century classics
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  • Suicide
  • Cults
Target audience
adult
Label
Messiah, Gore Vidal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm38508346
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780141180397
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
98215970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)38508346
Label
Messiah, Gore Vidal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm38508346
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780141180397
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Lccn
98215970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)38508346

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