ISBN 9780143419204,The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9780143419204

ISBN-10 014341920X


Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)
Summary of the Book
The Golden Gate is a novel in verse, which contains five hundred and ninety Onegin stanzas. These stanzas are sonnets written in iambic tetrameter. The story is set in the 1980s, based on the lives of yuppies who lived in San Francisco at that point in time. They were upper middle class young people either in their 20s or 30s. The word yuppie actually describes a young urban professional. The yuppies were ambitious people, who were in constant search of love, success and adventure. Vikram Seth does a brilliant job of emphasizing their emotions and ambitions. The Golden Gate has also been adapted into an opera, for which the music is composed by Conrad Cummings. Vikram Seth won several awards and accolades for this novel, including the Sahitya Akademi Award for English in 1988.
About Vikram Seth
Vikram Seth is a well-known Indian poet and novelist. He was born on the 20th of June, 1952. He completed degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Corpus Christi College, followed by higher studies in Economics at the Stanford University. He has also received numerous awards and accolades for his contribution to the field of English literature, including Padma Shri in Literature and Education. Some of the other notable literary works of Vikram Seth are An Equal Music, and A Suitable Boy. His poetic works include Mappings, All You Who Sleep Tonight, Three Chinese Poets, The Humble Administrator’s Garden, Beastly Tales, and The Frog and the Nightingale.