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The Resource Charlatan : the dishonest life and dishonoured loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr, stage mesmerist, Catherine Jinks

Charlatan : the dishonest life and dishonoured loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr, stage mesmerist, Catherine Jinks

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Charlatan : the dishonest life and dishonoured loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr, stage mesmerist
Title
Charlatan
Title remainder
the dishonest life and dishonoured loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr, stage mesmerist
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Catherine Jinks
Title variation
Dishonest life and dishonoured loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr, stage mesmerist
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Language
eng
Summary
Charlatan is story of a notorious nineteenth-century court case. With a driving narrative and novelistic pacing, this scrupulously researched account of the life of Thomas Guthrie Carr - who lied, fought and sleazed his way around Australia and New Zealand between 1865 and 1886 - is more than just a fascinating piece of social history. It's also a mystery, a piece of true crime, and a delicately humorous portrait of a man whose eye for the main chance and ferocious pursuit of publicity makes him an oddly contemporary figure. With a star-studded supporting cast, including the Duke of Edinburgh, the Mad Dentist of Wynyard, the Nunawading Messiah, and a host of shady mesmerists, spiritualists, phrenologists and hired goons, Charlatan delves deep into a side of colonial history not often explored, and unearths a Victorian-era celebrity who should never have been forgotten
Summary
The life of Thomas Guthrie Carr -- who lied, fought and sleazed his way around Australia and New Zealand between 1865 and 1886 -- is more than just a fascinating piece of social history. It's also a mystery, a piece of true crime, and a delicately humorous portrait of a man whose eye for the main chance and ferocious pursuit of publicity makes him an oddly contemporary figure. A showman, mesmerist, phrenologist, surgeon, and shameless self-promoter, Thomas Guthrie Carr was also charged with mesmerising Eliza Gray and raping her while she was under his influence. But if he was a sham, could he really be guilty of rape?
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10642991
Cataloging source
ANL
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1963-
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Jinks, Catherine
Dewey number
364.1532
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Carr, Thomas Guthrie
  • Gray, Eliza
  • Mesmerists
  • Trials (Rape)
  • Examination of witnesses
  • Australia
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adult
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the dishonest life and dishonoured loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr, stage mesmerist
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Charlatan : the dishonest life and dishonoured loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr, stage mesmerist, Catherine Jinks
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059863240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780143785545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)984511065
Label
Charlatan : the dishonest life and dishonoured loves of Thomas Guthrie Carr, stage mesmerist, Catherine Jinks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059863240
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780143785545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)984511065

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