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Famous Impostors

was Bram Stoker's fifth and final book of nonfiction. This book deals with the exposing of various impostors and hoaxes. It was first published in the UK in 1910 by Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., London. The book itself is a 349 page hardcover with a red cloth cover stamped on the front panel in gold. It was first published in the US in 1910 by Sturgis & Walton Company, New York. This edition is a 349 page hardcover with a red cloth cover stamped on the front panel in gold.

First edition book cover


Famous Impostors UK Book Cover

Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., London, 1910

Other first edition covers

Contents


This book contains the following ten chapters:

    Pretenders
    Practitioners of Magic
    The Wandering Jew
    John Law
    Witchcraft and Clairvoyance
    Arthur Orton
    Women as Men
    Hoaxes, etc
    Chevalier d'Eon
    The Bisley Boy

Periodical publication


An illustrated summary of the chapter "X. The Bisley Boy" was published in the magazine sections of at least seven newspapers across the US under the title "Was Queen Elizabeth a Man?"

On February 19, 1911 it appeared in:

  • Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
  • The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado
  • The Lima Daily News, Lima, Ohio
  • The New Orleans Item, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • The San Antonio Light and Gazette, San Antonio, Texas
  • On February 26, 1911 it appeared in:
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas
  • The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, Washington
  • Availability
    This book is available as a:
  • Free PDF download (US hardcover edition)
  • The summary is available as a:
  • Free PDF download (The Seattle Daily Times)
  • It can also be purchased online as a:
  • Paperback Famous Impostors
  • Newspaper image

    The Seattle Daily Times, February 26, 1911

    The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, February 26, 1911

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