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A Swindler's Progress

Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty

A Swindler's Progress( )
Author: McKenzie, Kirsten
ISBN:978-0-674-05669-5
Publication Date:Jul 2010
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $31.50
Book Description:

In May 1835 in a Sydney courtroom, a slight, balding man named John Dow stood charged with forgery. The prisoner shocked the room by claiming he was Edward, Viscount Lascelles, eldest son of the powerful Earl of Harewood. The Crown alleged he was a confidence trickster and serial impostor. Was this really the heir to one of Britain's most spectacular fortunes?Part Regency mystery, part imperial history, A Swindler's Progress is an engrossing tale of adventure and deceit across two...
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