The Assassin (1928)
Book ID: 62659
The Assassin. London: Cape, 1928. First Edition. A fine copy in orange cloth boards, with a fine clean, half-crown fiction dust jacket from Jonathan Cape.
First edition in a ‘half-crown’ issue dust jacket.
Modelled on O’Flaherty’s own political-activist experiences, the novel is an investigation of the mind and motives of a political murderer. A film version appeared a year following publication directed by Arthur Robinson & another followed in 1935, directed by John Ford, a cousin of the author’s.