The Kingdom of the Wicked
|The Kingdom of the Wicked|
1st edition cover
|Publisher||Hutchinson & Co|
|Publication date||1 September 1985|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Dewey Decimal||823/.914 19|
|LC Classification||PR6052.U638 K5 1985|
Like two of his earlier works, the long narrative poem Moses and the novel Man of Nazareth (together these books make up what has been referred to as his biblical or religious trilogy), Burgess wrote The Kingdom of the Wicked in part as preparation for a screenplay; in this case for the television series A.D.
The story starts where Man of Nazareth ended, immediately after the crucifixion of Jesus, and covers the work of the apostles, in particular Paul (who himself was not one of the original twelve apostles), the development of Christianity as an Abrahamic religion separate from Judaism, the Great Fire of Rome, the persecution of Christians, the destruction of the Second Temple, and the destruction of Pompeii.
- Review: CROWLEY, JOHN. "ST. PAUL MEETS NERO". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-01-11.
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