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The Spurious Articles In Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography -- Some New Discoveries and Considerations

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dc.contributor.author Dobson, John Blythe
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-26T22:48:53Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-26T22:48:53Z
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier.citation Dobson, John Blythe. "The Spurious Articles In Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography -- Some New Discoveries and Considerations." Biography, 16(4) (Fall 1993): 388-408. DOI: 10.1353/bio.2010.0511. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0162-4962
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10680/1211
dc.description.abstract Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography, published in six volumes between 1887 and 1889, is one of the most comprehensive biographical dictionaries for the New World ever published. Unfortunately, some contributor was able to insert a number of entirely spurious articles, dealing with people who never existed. The incident is perhaps unique in the annals of literary hoaxes, as the only case in which such inventions have infected an encyclopedia. en_US
dc.description.uri https://muse.jhu.edu/article/372070/summary
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Biography / University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.subject Appleton's cyclopaedia of American biography en_US
dc.subject Literary forgeries and mystifications en_US
dc.title The Spurious Articles In Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography -- Some New Discoveries and Considerations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1353/bio.2010.0511


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