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Henry and Clara

(1994)
A novel by

 
 
Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris were engaged to be married, when they were invited to share the Presidential box with the Lincolns at Ford's Theater on the evening of Good Friday, 1865. When John Wilkes Booth crept into the box, the young couple became witnesses to a central tragedy in American history.

But Lincoln's assassination is only one part of this novel--for in researching the lives of Henry and Clara Rathbone, Mallon uncovered an even more dramatic story of passion, scandal, heroism, murder, and madness. Imaginatively re-creating their lives, he tells the larger story of nineteenth-century Victorian America: a society structured above suppressed impulses and undercurrents that grew stronger as the century progressed.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

April 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: Henry and Clara/a Novel
Author(s): Thomas Mallon
ISBN: 0-7862-0420-6 / 978-0-7862-0420-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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August 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: Henry and Clara
Author(s): Thomas Mallon
ISBN: 0-395-59071-X / 978-0-395-59071-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ticknor & Fields
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Henry and Clara
Author(s): Thomas Mallon
ISBN: 0-345-80476-7 / 978-0-345-80476-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Henry and Clara: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Mallon
ISBN: 0-312-13508-4 / 978-0-312-13508-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Henry and Clara
Author(s): Thomas Mallon
Publisher: Vintage
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