The fraud
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Published
New York : Penguin Press, 2023.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780525558965, 0525558969

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"It is 1873. Mrs. Eliza Touchet is the Scottish housekeeper--and cousin by marriage--of a once-famous novelist, now in decline, William Ainsworth, with whom she has lived for thirty years. Mrs. Touchet is a woman of many interests: literature, justice, abolitionism, class, her cousin, his wives, this life and the next. But she is also skeptical. She suspects her cousin of having no talent; his successful friend, Mr. Charles Dickens, of being a bully and a moralist; and England of being a land of facades, in which nothing is quite what it seems. Andrew Bogle, meanwhile, grew up enslaved on the Hope Plantation, Jamaica. He knows every lump of sugar comes at a human cost. That the rich deceive the poor. And that people are more easily manipulated than they realize. When Bogle finds himself in London, star witness in a celebrated case of imposture, he knows his future depends on telling the right story. The "Tichborne Trial"--wherein a lower-class butcher from Australia claimed he was in fact the rightful heir of a sizable estate and title--captivates Mrs. Touchet and all of England. Is Sir Roger Tichborne really who he says he is? Or is he a fraud? Mrs. Touchet is a woman of the world. Mr. Bogle is no fool. But in a world of hypocrisy and self-deception, deciding what is real proves a complicated task."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Smith, Z. (2023). The fraud . Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Smith, Zadie. 2023. The Fraud. Penguin Press.

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Smith, Zadie. The Fraud Penguin Press, 2023.

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Smith, Zadie. The Fraud Penguin Press, 2023.

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