FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Pushing to spine ends, top corner of front board bumped, others bruised, light spotting to edges and faint fox spots to front and rear. Else, clean and tight. In Charles Mozley’s rather striking dust jacket: price-clipped, edgewear, spine ends chipped, a few short closed tears and nicks. Still, a nice copy of a scarce title.
Stacton’s fourth published novel, and the first in The Invincible Questions Triptych, it features Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1886), the Swan King or Fairy Tale King. Stacton observed: 'King Ludwig has fascinated me ever since I was a child, yet fascination is not quite the right word. Fellow-feeling would be the proper phrase...' (Faber). In 1963 Stacton was named one of Time’s 10 best US novelists of the past decade. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Bud Clifton and Carse Boyd.
Author STACTON, David
Condition Very good/ good+