Historical Novel: Burr
...BURR, BY GORE VIDAL Burr, by Gore Vidal Burr, the first novel in Gore Vidal’s seven-novel “Narrative of Empire” series, covers the period 1775-1836. The well-researched novel, as fictionalized by Vidal and narrated by Charles Schuyler, a young apprentice in Aaron Burr’s New York law office and aspiring journalist, spotlights the life of Aaron Burr, his Revolutionary contemporaries and America’s Founding Fathers (“Narratives of Empire” n.d.). Burr, the Man, and Burr, the Novel Burr is a dismissal of the perfect portrayals of the Founding Fathers in American history books. Aaron Burr’s life is extraordinary — he became the 3rd vice president of the U.S and nearly won presidency; he killed his... ? BURR, BY ...