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King Jesus - Robert Graves

Cassell & Co., 1960, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Gently bruised at spine and corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ including several small nicks. Text bright and tight.

The very familiarity of the Gospel story hinders us from thinking clearly about it. When Graves wrote this startling novel, his object was to suggest that the scholars had been too summary in their verdict, too ready to dismiss the Bethlehem massacre, the Temptation and other puzzling incidents in the life of Jesus on the assumption that the early Christians were either credulous fools or wilful liars. He held that, if one carefully strips away the layers of varnish and over- painting with which the true story was covered up at first for political rather than doctrinal reasons in the First Century A.D., it is possible to discover who Jesus really was and in what primitive Christianity consisted. Fourth Edition. Fold-out map to rear endpapers.

Size: 8¾" x 5½". 356 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.