Romantic Liars

Romantic Liars : Obscure Women Who Became Impostors and Challenged an Empire

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Lee unfolds the stories of six women with a cast of supporting characters such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Benjamin Franklin, Stamford Raffles and Napoleon against the grand narrative of England's 18th century empire building. This book is a meticulously researched, spellbinding tale of tragedy, transformation and triumph in the age of reason.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 249 pages
  • 144.8 x 210.8 x 25.4mm | 317.52g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2006
  • biography
  • 0312294581
  • 9780312294588

Review quote

'The stories told by Debbie Lee in Romatic Liars - of women who led fake lives and fooled a great many people - are extraordinary.' - Sharon Ruston, Times Literary Supplement

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About Debbie Lee

DEBBIE LEE is Assistant Professor of English, Washington State University, USA.

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Table of contents

List of Illustrations Preface Crossings The Goddess and the Anorexic The Gentleman, the Witch, and the Beauty The Governor and the Princess Afterward Notes Bibliography

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Review Text

'The stories told by Debbie Lee in Romatic Liars - of women who led fake lives and fooled a great many people - are extraordinary.' - Sharon Ruston, Times Literary Supplement§

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