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HIST 333: History and Fiction (HC)

History 333: History and Fiction (Saler) Spring 2022

Fraudulent but Popular

         Li Hung Chang with Lord Salisbury and Lord Curzon, photograph in The Memoirs of Li Hung Chang, 1913  (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Public domain).  The book was quite successful until it was revealed that the American "editor" invented it all from his imagination.  See the article "Cui Malo? Cui Bono? Reflections on a Literary Forgery: The Case of The Memoirs of Li Hung Chang."


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