The Chivalry of Crime - Desmond BarryJonathan Cape, 2000, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.
First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “The Chivalry of Crime is the story of one of America’s most compelling figures, the outlaw gunslinger Jesse James. Bringing real and invented characters together in a dramatic and moving story, Desmond Barry’s novel mingles the life of an imaginary boy with a factually faithful account of the lives of Jesse James and Robert Ford, the man who killed James, in the days when shootists were legends. Joshua, a young, idealistic friend of Ford’s, is determined to get a gun of his own — a desire that puts his own life in jeopardy and reveals the painful realities masked by America’s most cherished myths. The title is a quote from a Kansas City Times editorial that condemned Jesse James for robbing a bank but celebrated his style for showing that after the Civil War, there were still unbowed men of blood in the South.”
Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 473 pages.