A love affair based on a case of mistaken identity, set in an impeccable re-creation of nineteenth-century London.Lord Byron was the greatest writer and most notorious, scandalous lover of his age—an irresistible attraction for a sheltered, bookish, and passionate young woman like Eliza Esmond. Eliza believes she's met Byron on the doorstep of his publisher, and that her dreams have come true when he arranges to meet her in secret. But what if the man she believes to be Byron is someone else—a look-alike named John Polidori, who once toured Europe as Byron's doctor? And if Polidori is the true author of a wildly successful book everyone believes to have been written by Byron, who is the real imposter?
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Markovits's last novel, Either Side of Winter, caught this theme in the setting of New York City, showing up contrasting worlds of easy entitlement and plain hard work in a range of interlocking stories.Jan 06 2007 | Read Full Review of Imposture: A Novel
The story of Polidori's deceitful courtship has more warmth - especially after Eliza has conspired to elope with him to Brighton, where the eventual revelation of his true identity means she gives way "to disappointment as only children can - children dependent on the power of others to make ever...Jan 12 2007 | Read Full Review of Imposture: A Novel
Now to the first in a trilogy of books about the Romantic poet Lord Byron by American writer Benjamin Markovitz, the acclaimed author of The Syme Papers and Either Side of Winter.Jul 02 2007 | Read Full Review of Imposture: A Novel