Book Chapter

Introduction to John Lang's The Forger's Wife

K Gelder, R Weaver

The Forger's Wife | The Grattan Street Press | Published : 2017


John Lang was Australia's first locally born novelist, publishing early work in Sydney in the 1840s and going on to write several bestsellers. The Forger's Wife (1856) is a lively adventure novel, set in an unruly colonial Sydney where everyone is on the make.