MC:F31/X1 Review of “The Journal of a Spy in Paris”
MC:F31/X1/1 Mar-May 1896
Extracts from ‘The Athenaeum’ nos. 3570, 3573 and 3577 containing review of ‘The Journal of a Spy in Paris during the Reign of Terror, January-July, 1794. By Raoul Hesdin’. This was in fact a hoax produced by Fletcher. The extracts from nos. 3573 and 3577 contain anonymous rejoinders to the review, defending the journal. It is unclear why Fletcher chose to write such a hoax, or the means by which he was unmasked.
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