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Swindler, spy, rebel : the confidence woman in nineteenth-century America

Author: Kathleen De Grave
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One would not expect a police officer to describe a criminal as "remarkable," "well worth knowing," or "excellent." Yet some did when their quarry was a confidence woman. Blackmailer, swindler, or pickpocket: the confidence woman could take any form. Regardless of their different motives and tactics, confidence women have much in common, for they have long been misrepresented in American literature and culture. In
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
De Grave, Kathleen, 1950-
Swindler, spy, rebel.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)624442633
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen De Grave
ISBN: 0826210058 9780826210050
OCLC Number: 32201781
Description: x, 270 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Confronting the confidence woman --
2. The confidence woman in context --
3. Types of confidence women in history --
4. Autobiographies of confidence women --
5. Literature : muting the voice --
6. The writer as confidence woman --
7. Stowe to Wharton : a bold move.
Responsibility: Kathleen De Grave.

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A historical and literary study of female confidence tricksters in America in the 19th century. This book draws on memoirs, diaries, newspaper accounts and literature.  Read more...

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