The Kingdom of the Wicked
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name = The Kingdom of the Wicked
image_caption = 2003 Allison & Busby edition
language = English
1 September, 1985
media_type = Print (Hardback &
pages = 379 pp
isbn = ISBN 0-87795-753-3
"The Kingdom of the Wicked" is a
1985 historical novelby Anthony Burgess.
Like two of his earlier works, the long narrative poem "" 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 thetelevision series "A.D."
The story of the birth of
Christianityand its interaction with the Roman Empireis told largely chronologically by a narrator slowly succumbing to disease during the reign of Domitian.
The story starts where "Man of Nazareth" ended, immediately after the
crucifixionof 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 religionseparate from Judaism, the Great Fire of Rome, the persecution of Christians, the destruction of the Second Temple, and the destruction of Pompeii.
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