The Messiah

The Messiah

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141180397
  • 272 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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. 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.

Series

Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Iris Murdoch
A. E. W. Mason
Gary Hoppenstand
Elspeth Huxley
James Weldon Johnson
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