The Judges of the Secret Court: A Novel About John Wilkes Booth by David Stacton
The Judges of the Secret Court: A Novel About John Wilkes Booth by David Stacton (New York Review Books / 2011)
'David Stacton's long-lost novel The Judges of The Secret Court will allow contemporary readers to discover for the first time a hidden masterpiece of American fiction that is one of the finest books ever written about the Civil War. Stacton's gripping story centres on the brothers Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, members of a famous theatrical family. Edwin is a great actor, a Hamlet-like character whose performances of Hamlet will make him an international sensation. Wilkes is a blustering mediocrity on stage who is determined, however, to be an actor in history, and whose assassination of Abraham Lincoln will change America.'
Very good condition paperback with no creasing to cover or spine.