The Golden Gate: A Novel in Verse

The Golden Gate: A Novel in Verse


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The Golden Gate: A Novel in Verse by Vikram Seth, Seth Vikram

“The great California novel been written, in verse (and why not?): The Golden Gate gives great joy.”—Gore Vidal

One of the most highly regarded novels of 1986, Vikram Seth’s story in verse made him a literary household name in both the United States and India. 

John Brown, a successful yuppie living in 1980s San Francisco meets a romantic interest in Liz, after placing a personal ad in the newspaper. From this interaction, John meets a variety of characters, each with their own values and ideas of “self-actualization." However, Liz begins to fall in love with John’s best friend, and John realizes his journey of self-discovery has only just begun.

“A splendid achievement, equally convincing in its exhilaration and its sadness.”—The New York Times

“Seth pulls off his feat with spirit, grace and great energy.”—The New Yorker

"A marvelous work . . . bold and splendid . . . Locate this book and allow yourself to become caught up, like a kite, in the lifting effects of Seth's sonnets."—Washington Post Book World

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679734574
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1991
Series: Vintage International Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 601,945
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Vikram Seth's books include three poetry collections, a libretto, the travel memoir From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet, and the novels The Golden Gate and A Suitable Boy. Born in Calcutta, Seth has lived in China, California, England, and India.


Delhi, India; and Salisbury, England

Date of Birth:

June 20, 1952

Place of Birth:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India


B.A., Oxford University, 1975; M.A., Stanford University, MA 1978; Nanjing University Diploma, 1982

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