Wainewright the Poisoner

Wainewright the Poisoner

The Confession of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

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Baker & Taylor
Fictionally chronicles the life of the nineteenth century painter, writer, London dandy, forger, and murderer who was friends with all the major figures of the Romantic era and died alone in the penal colony in Tasmania.

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Motion, Poet Laureate of Great Britain, develops a historical recreation in the partly fictional form of a "confession" by Wainewright, in an effort to display both the story and the psyche of an enigmatic and possibly murderous Romantic era character. Following each chapter Motion offers detailed notes that supplement the narrative with his own research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

& Taylor

The life of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, a minor London litterateur, con man, and painter from the Regency era, is reconstructed here, revealing a con artist in search of respectability. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2000
ISBN: 9780375402098
Branch Call Number: MOT
Characteristics: 276 p


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