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dc.contributor.authorDobson, John Blythe
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-26T22:48:53Z
dc.date.available2016-07-26T22:48:53Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.citationDobson, 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.issn0162-4962
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10680/1211
dc.description.abstractAppleton'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.urihttps://muse.jhu.edu/article/372070/summary
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherBiography / University of Hawaii Pressen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectAppleton's cyclopaedia of American biographyen_US
dc.subjectLiterary forgeries and mystificationsen_US
dc.titleThe Spurious Articles In Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography -- Some New Discoveries and Considerationsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1353/bio.2010.0511


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