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The Vengeance of Rome

The Vengeance of Rome

by Michael Moorcock

Publisher Jonathan Cape


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  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover

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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 Rhm, 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 Rhm 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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About the Author

Michael Moorcock

Michael John Moorcock is an English–American writer, particularly of science fiction and fantasy, who has published a number of well-received literary novels as well as comic thrillers, graphic novels and non-fiction. He has worked as an editor and is also a successful musician.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    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.

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