The Vengeance of Rome
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The Vengeance of Rome
ISBN
9780224031196
Released
January 1, 2006
Publisher
Jonathan Cape
  • Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Book condition

A good first edition, with a bumped bottom front corner and brusing to top and bottom of spine. A previous owner's gift inscription is written inside the front cover. Light foxing to page edges and to title page. In a good unclipped dust jacket, with bruising along the edges and a tear to the back bottom corner.



About

Born in Ukraine on the first day of the century, a Jewish anti-Semite, Pyat careered through three decades like a runaway train. Bisexual, cocaine-loving engineer/inventor/spy, he enthusiastically embraces Fascism. Hero-worshipping Mussolini, he enters the dictator's circle, enjoys a close friendship with Mussolini's wife and is sent by the Duce on a secret mission to Munich, becoming intimate with Ernst Röhm, the homosexual stormtrooper leader. His crucial role in the Nazi Party's struggle for power has him performing perverted sex acts with 'Alf', as the Fuhrer's friends call him.

Pyat's extraordinary luck leaves him after he witnesses Hitler's massacre of Röhm and the SA. At last he is swallowed up in Dachau concentration camp. Thirty years later, having survived the Spanish civil war, he is living in Portobello Road and telling his tale to a writer called Moorcock.

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