King Jesus Paperback / softback
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
Robert Graves's controversial historical novel is a bold reworking of the story of Christ.
Here Jesus is not the son of God, but the result of a secret marriage - the descendant of Herod and true King of the Jews.
Written from the perspective of a lowly official at the end of the first century AD, King Jesus recounts Jesus's birth, youth, life as a charismatic 'wonder worker' and the unorthodox, bitter nature of his death and resurrection.
Portraying Jesus not as divine but as a flawed human bent upon his own doom, this retelling of the gospels is a compelling blend of research, imagination and narrative power.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/12/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141197654
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