King Jesus: A Novel by Robert GravesKing Jesus: A Novel by Robert Graves

King Jesus: A Novel

byRobert Graves

Paperback | October 1, 1981

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King Jesus, long out of print, is one of the most controversial historical novels of all time. In it, Robert Graves has summoned his superb narrative powers, his painstaking scholarship, his wit and unsurpassed ability to recreate the past, to produce a magnificant portrayal of the life of Christ on earth.

Robert Graves (1895-1985) was a British poet, novelist, translator, and critic. His many books include the historical novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God, the autobiography Good-bye to All That, and the mythic/literary studies The White Goddess and The Greek Myths.
Title:King Jesus: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:432 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.96 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.96 inPublished:October 1, 1981Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374516642

ISBN - 13:9780374516642


Rated 3 out of 5 by from a not entirely satisfying pilgrimage this starkly revisionist history of Jesus, bolstered by evident and painstaking research, a hallmark always of this eminent scholar and poet, and not therefore to be taken lightly, is nevertheless marred by a superfluity of nearly indecipherable arcana around, in this instance, the ancient tribes of Israel, which slows and muddles considerably the permutations of an otherwise intriguing, and highly controversial, if not indeed blasphemous surely for the faithful, plot
Date published: 2010-04-09

Editorial Reviews

"My solution to the problem of Jesus's nativity implies a rejection of tke mystical Virgin Birth doctrine, which no longer has the same force in religious polemics as it had in Justin's day; to the mass of people nowadays the choice is between a Jesus bom in the ordinary course ofnature and one as mythical as Perseus and Prometheus." -From the Author's Commentary"This is not reading for the easily shocked; it definitely presents Jesus as a sage and a poet, if not divine. It moves, as does all Mr. Graves' writing, at a brilliant fast pace, and with a tremendous style." -Kikus Reviews"Mr. Graves is a poet; both the knowledge of a scholar and the imagination of a poet are brought to bear upon Jesus as child, boy, and man. The book is a bold speculative adventure." -Harold Brighouse, Manchester Guardian