Romantic Liars

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

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Description

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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 263 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 Supplementshow more

About Debbie Lee

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

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 Bibliographyshow more

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 Supplementshow more