Ultimate Folly: The Rises and Falls of Whitaker Wright: The World's Most Shameless Swindler

Ultimate Folly: The Rises and Falls of Whitaker Wright: The World's Most Shameless Swindler

by Henry Macrory

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ISBN-13: 9781785903786
Publisher: Biteback Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.25(d)

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“Whitaker Wright was one of the great characters of the Victorian age – Methodist minister, businessman, swindler and symbol of excess – whose life inspired some of H. G. Wells’s finest books. Henry Macrory has found a glorious subject and tells Wright’s extraordinary story in vivid, exciting prose that makes his book a tremendous pleasure to read.” Dominic Sandbrook, author, historian and TV presenter





“One of my reads of the year. Absolutely superb. Henry Macrory’s impeccably researched and brilliantly told account of Whitaker Wright’s extraordinary life is a page-turner from start to finish.”

George Osborne, editor, London Evening Standard





“The forgotten story of an extraordinary man, a roguish hustler with a genius for self-reinvention who for a time was the richest man in Britain. The book has been diligently researched and the narrative, with its dramatic last twist, is highly entertaining.” Blake Morrison

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