Wainewright the Poisoner The Memoir of Thomas Griffiths Wainewrigh - Regency author, painter, swindler, and probable murderer - brilliantly woven from historical fragments
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Wainewright the Poisoner The Memoir of Thomas Griffiths Wainewrigh - Regency author, painter, swindler, and probable murderer - brilliantly woven from historical fragments

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A celebrated British biographer has researched letters, journals, newspaper dispatches, and other historical sources to illuminate the life of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, a Regency author and painter who fell into debt, attempted a number of scams, and allegedly committed at least one murder. of photos.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published June 13th 2000 by Knopf (first published 2000)
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Jennifer (JC-S)
‘Truth, like a strip of beaten gold, may be worked into a shape and remain the truth.’

Thomas Griffiths Wainewright (1794-1847) lived the first half of his life near the centre of the Romantic revolution, and the second half in exile and disgrace. Wainewright’s grandfather and guardian founded the ‘Monthly Review’; he was educated by Charles Burney, studied art under John Linnell and Thomas Phillips. Wainewright painted a portrait of Byron, and counted Henry Fuseli, William Blake and Charles Lamb...more
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Poet Andrew Motion has written a strangely elegant biography of a loathsome cheater, murderer, and con man -- but one who traveled for much of his life in quite elevated circles. Thomas Griffiths Wainewright numbered among his friends and acquaintances William Blake, Thomas Lamb, William Hazlitt, and many other notable literary and artistic figures of his day. It's clear that Wainewright aspired to be as well regarded as these luminaries, and perhaps this formed the warped rationale for his crim...more
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Sir Andrew Motion, FRSL (born 26 October 1952) is an English poet, novelist and biographer, who presided as Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009.

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