Julian by Gore Vidal

This historical novel is a first-person narrative told through the eyes of Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate, the last non-Christian ruler of the Roman Empire. The story is presented as a series of letters and diary entries detailing Julian's life from his childhood to his death, including his rise to power, his attempts to restore paganism in the empire, and his military campaigns. The book paints a complex portrait of Julian, exploring his philosophical beliefs, his relationships, and his inner struggles.

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