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'In May 1835 in a Sydney courtroom, a slight, prematurely balding man was charged with forgery. The prisoner claimed he was Edward, Viscount Lascelles, eldest son of the Earl of Harewood. The Crown alleged he was a confidence trickster and serial impostor. Was this the real Edward Lascelles, heir to one of Britain's most spectacular fortunes? How had he come to vanish? What does his tale tell us about status and class, property and wealth, and nobles and convicts in the first part of the nineteenth century? Part mystery story, part narrative history, this is a tale of swindlers, adventurers and opportunists across two hemispheres.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my parents, who took me on their journeys.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Publishing , 2009 .
      Extent: vi, 344p., [16]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., geneal. table, plates, ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographic references (p. 304-335) and index.
      • Publication date: October 2009.
      ISBN: 9781742231105 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Pretenders John K. Walton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 8 no. 3 2011; (p. 214-216)

— Review of A Swindler's Progress : Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty Kirsten McKenzie , 2009 single work biography
Untitled Tim Causer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 4 no. 2 2010;

— Review of A Swindler's Progress : Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty Kirsten McKenzie , 2009 single work biography
Untitled Melissa Bellanta , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , June vol. 34 no. 2 2010; (p. 242-243)

— Review of A Swindler's Progress : Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty Kirsten McKenzie , 2009 single work biography
Identity Check Richard King , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , April vol. 5 no. 3 2010; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Telling Tales : A History of Literary Hoaxes Melissa Katsoulis , 2009 single work criticism ; Hoax Nation : Australian Fakes and Frauds from Plato to Norma Khouri Simon Caterson , 2009 single work criticism ; The Celebrated George Barrington : A Spurious Author, the Book Trade, and Botany Bay Nathan Garvey , 2008 single work criticism ; A Swindler's Progress : Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty Kirsten McKenzie , 2009 single work biography
On the Trail of a Rogue with Noble Ambitions Ross Fitzgerald , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-20 December 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of A Swindler's Progress : Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty Kirsten McKenzie , 2009 single work biography
Within Reasonable Doubt Cassandra Pybus , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 November 2009; (p. 16-17)

— Review of A Swindler's Progress : Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty Kirsten McKenzie , 2009 single work biography ; Beautiful Bodies Gerald Stone , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Michael Kitson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 89 no. 3 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of A Swindler's Progress : Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty Kirsten McKenzie , 2009 single work biography
On the Trail of a Rogue with Noble Ambitions Ross Fitzgerald , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-20 December 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of A Swindler's Progress : Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty Kirsten McKenzie , 2009 single work biography
Identity Check Richard King , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , April vol. 5 no. 3 2010; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Telling Tales : A History of Literary Hoaxes Melissa Katsoulis , 2009 single work criticism ; Hoax Nation : Australian Fakes and Frauds from Plato to Norma Khouri Simon Caterson , 2009 single work criticism ; The Celebrated George Barrington : A Spurious Author, the Book Trade, and Botany Bay Nathan Garvey , 2008 single work criticism ; A Swindler's Progress : Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty Kirsten McKenzie , 2009 single work biography
Untitled Melissa Bellanta , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , June vol. 34 no. 2 2010; (p. 242-243)

— Review of A Swindler's Progress : Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty Kirsten McKenzie , 2009 single work biography
Last amended 5 Sep 2017 10:46:20
Subjects:
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • c
    United Kingdom (UK),
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1830s
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