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A Signal Victory

David Stacton

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ISBN
9780571320134
Date Published
21.08.2014
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Summary

First published in 1960, A Signal Victory was David Stacton’s eighth novel, and the first in what he envisaged as an ‘American Triptych.’ In this opening panel Stacton paints a vivid picture of the impact of two great civilisations upon each other.
Guerrero was a Spanish soldier, shipwrecked on the shores of Yucatan. Years later the Spaniards came as conquerors – but by this time Guerrero was a prince, had married a king’s daughter, and would be a spearhead of resistance to the white-skinned invaders from the west. A Signal Victory is Guerrero’s story – that of a man who found where his true loyalties lay, and pursued them to their inevitable end.
‘A strange, outlandish, fearsomely intelligent novel: it has absorbed into its texture some of the hieratic society which it depicts with such brilliance.’ Telegraph

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David Stacton (1923-1968) was born Lionel Kingsley Evans in San Francisco. He attended Stanford University before serving in the Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during World War II, eventually graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 1951. Stacton went to Europe after college and ended up staying, in his words, ‘because I liked it and because…

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