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The deceivers : art forgery and identity in the nineteenth century

"The Deceivers explores the intersections among artistic crime, literary narrative, and the definition of identity. Through close reading of literary narratives such as Trilby and The Marble Faun as well as newspaper accounts of forgery scandals, The Deceivers reveals the identities - both authentic and fake - that emerged from the Victorian culture of forgery."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2006
Cornell University Press, Ithaca, N.Y., ©2006
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780801444609, 0801444608
68132798
Introduction : the golden age of forgery
Imperfect doubles : the forger and the copyist
Intimate detections : connoisseurs, forgers, and the thing between them
Restorations : cultural authority and the life of objects
Real sons of Abraham : Jewish art dealers and the traffic in fakes
Paste and pearls : drawing the boundaries of female identity
Conclusion : magic tricks