The Kingdom of the Wicked

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name = The Kingdom of the Wicked


image_caption = 2003 Allison & Busby edition
author = Anthony Burgess
country = United Kingdom
language = English
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genre = Historical novel
publisher = Arbor House
release_date = 1 September, 1985
media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback)
pages = 379 pp
isbn = ISBN 0-87795-753-3

"The Kingdom of the Wicked" is a 1985
historical novel by 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."

Plot summary

The story of the birth of Christianity and its interaction with the Roman Empire is 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 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.

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