Imposture: Book summary and reviews of Imposture by Benjamin Markovits

Imposture

A Novel

by Benjamin Markovits

Imposture
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  • Published in USA  May 2007
    288 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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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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"Starred Review. A powerful climax underscores the misery and longing at the core of this impressive novel." - PW.

"Starred Review. hough the prose is a bit too flowery at times, Markovits' meditation on the price of pretending brims with delightfully dry wit." - Booklist.

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This paperback original is Markovits' fourth novel following Fathers and Daughters (2005).

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