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Scoundrel - The Astonishing True Story of Harry Larkins (Hardcover)
Scoundrel - The Astonishing True Story of Harry Larkins (Hardcover): Rebecca Gowers
Scoundrel - The Astonishing True Story of Harry Larkins (Hardcover): Rebecca Gowers

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Scoundrel - The Astonishing True Story of Harry Larkins (Hardcover)

Rebecca Gowers

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To be released on 8 August 2019. We are not yet accepting orders for this product. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

For years, Major Harry Larkyns has been known to history only as a swindler and seducer in 1870s California, famous more than anything for his death at the hands of the magnificently strange and brilliant photographer Eadweard Muybridge, one of the inventors of moving pictures. To all intents and purposes, Muybridge murdered Larkyns in cold blood, and yet he walked free on grounds of 'justifiable homicide'. How was this possible? Surely it had something to do with Harry's own story? Although he has largely been dismissed as an imposter and a rogue, Rebecca Gowers discovers that Larkyn's extremely tall tales were (mostly) true and that he was hiding plenty more. Part biography, part detective story, Scoundrel ranges across the globe from Larkin's days as a cadet in India, his louche life in 1870s Paris, and his days as a swindler and seducer in the Wild West of American. It is a gripping story of derring-do, of grand gestures and fast women, of great courage and narrow escapes, and through it Gowers brings to life a whole era.

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Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 8 August 2019
First published: 2019
Authors: Rebecca Gowers
Dimensions: 240 x 156mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-4746-0642-4
Barcode: 9781474606424
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
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Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
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LSN: 1-4746-0642-3

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