The Scoundrel Harry Larkyns

The Scoundrel Harry Larkyns And His Pitiless Killing by the Photographer Eadweard Muybridge

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Publisher's Synopsis

SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN

Diamond thief, guerrilla fighter, spy, decorated hero, bohemian rogue and lover of several notorious women - all describe Major Harry Larkyns. Yet he has long been dismissed as merely a liar and a cheat, famous only for being shot dead in 1874 by the unnerving photographer Eadweard Muybridge. But has history properly understood either the killer or his victim? Part biography, part crime investigation, THE SCOUNDREL HARRY LARKYNS uncovers some extraordinary truths, and is historical detective work at its finest.

'One of the best books of the year' Irish Times
'Strange, brilliant, quirky and illuminating' Country Life
'A story that is as eventful as it is tragic' Guardian
'A masterpiece of historical detective work' Keith Lowe

Book information

ISBN: 9781474606431
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 364.15230922
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 284g
Height: 128mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 25mm