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Author Name:    VIDAL, Gore

Title:   Messiah. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1954, 

Seller ID:   136

VIDAL, Gore. Messiah. New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1954. First US Edition. Pp (10),11- 254,(2). 8vo, yellow cloth spine, black paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to front board and spine. "Messiah by Gore Vidal will arouse anger and resentment in many people; it will shock them as The Way of All Flesh shocked them when it was first published; it will arouse argument and controversy such as raged around Huxley's Brave New World and Orwell's 1984; it will grip people while they read it and it will make them think.Brain washing has become a recognized weapon; will soul washing come next?Will all the isms besetting humanity drive it into the arms of a new Messi ah? Can television, advertising copy & high pressure publicity by exploiting man's inward religious urge lead him to anything, enven death in preference to life? Can this happen here? Can this happen now?" (gfrom the dj). Previous owner's name inked to ffep, else very good in worn, chipped dj. 20.00

Price = 20.00 CDN
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