Wainewright the poisoner: the confessions of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
"Wainewright was an ingenious and unscrupulous criminal. In 1828 he inherited the handsome family home, and successive legacies allowed him to maintain a flamboyant lifestyle. But within the space of a few years, three of his relatives died in suspicious circumstances." "Eventually arrested and tried for forgery - the murders were never proved - Thomas Griffiths Wainewright was transported for life to the barbarous penal colonies of Tasmania. Yet he had lived at the centre of the Romantic world." "Andrew Motion evokes Wainewright's double life in a new biography. He tells a story in experimental ways, combining the form of a 'confession' with notes, mini-essays, asides and illuminations."--BOOK JACKET.
"Originally published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-269) and index. 1. I Introduce Myself and Disappear -- 2. Are We? -- 3. Habits of Regularity -- 4. Simplicity and Finish -- 5. I Become a Renegade -- 6. The Bold Lover -- 7. Gods of My Worship -- 8. The Fairest Relics of the Purest Times -- 9. Gentle-Hearted Janus -- 10. What is Mine -- 11. All Bull's-Eye -- 12. True Nature -- 13. Bills of Sale -- 14. Knock, Knock, Knock -- 15. I Starve -- 16. I am Nothing -- 17. A Desperado -- 18. A-a-a-ah! Quee! -- 19. Number 2325 -- 20. Low Cunning and Revenge -- 21. Miserable Petitioner.
- LCC: PR6063
- Dewey Decimal: 823/.914
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xix, 276 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Wainewright, Thomas Griffiths,1794-1847 -- Fiction
- Authors, English -- 19th century -- Fiction
- Art critics -- Great Britain -- Fiction
- Poisoners -- Great Britain -- Fiction
- Convicts -- Australia -- Fiction
- Biographical fiction
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