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The Chivalry of Crime

The Chivalry of Crime

(2000)
A novel by

 
Like the work of Cormac McCarthy and Caleb Carr, The Chivalry of Crime is a powerfully written reimagining of a mythic past - the story of a young man inspired by the legend of Jesse James to pursue his own rebel destiny.

Desmond Barry's debut novel, 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, The Chivalry of Crime 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 some of 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. A lyrically written and heartrending tale, The Chivalry of Crime will appeal to both male and female readers.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: The Chivalry of Crime
Author(s): Desmond Barry
ISBN: 0-316-12038-3 / 978-0-316-12038-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown
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Paperback Editions

May 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: The Chivalry Of Crime
Author(s): Desmond Barry
ISBN: 0-09-928542-8 / 978-0-09-928542-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: The Chivalry of Crime: A Novel
Author(s): Desmond Barry
ISBN: 0-316-12084-7 / 978-0-316-12084-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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April 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: The Chivalry of Crime
Author(s): Desmond Barry
ISBN: 0-224-06062-7 / 978-0-224-06062-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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