Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon

By Thomas Mallon

at the night of fine Friday, 1865, Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris joined the Lincolns within the Presidential field at Ford’s Theater, turning into eyewitnesses to at least one of the nice tragedies of yankee history.
In this riveting novel, Thomas Mallon re-creates the weird love tale of this younger engaged couple whose fateful come upon with heritage profoundly impacts the rest of their lives. Lincoln’s assassination is just one a part of the extraordinary lifestyles they percentage, a dramatic story of ardour, scandal, heroism, homicide, and insanity, all in line with Mallon’s deep learn into the interesting heritage of the Rathbone and Harris households. Henry and Clara not just tells the wonderful tale of its identify figures; it additionally illuminates the tradition of nineteenth-century Victorian the USA: a inflexible society slightly concealing the suppressed impulses and undercurrents that basically grew superior because the century progressed.

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