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Wainewright the Poisoner

Wainewright the Poisoner

The Memoir of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

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Published by Knopf Publishing Group .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL11025226M
ISBN 100641658648
ISBN 109780641658648

Thomas Griffiths Wainewright began life in a household of leisured literati and ended, through attempts to maintain that life, as convict number in the penal colony on Tasmania. This book does not belong among the reviews of historical fiction, but it isn’t orthodox biography, either. Mr. Motion has chosen to . This is an auction for WAINEWRIGHT THE POISONER by Andrew Motion.

Pen, Pencil and Poison is a portrait of the artist and serial killer Thomas Griffith Wainewright (yes, you read that right) and it took me a long time to figure that out. The first half of this essay is such a drag and so boring, I could slap Oscar for only serving the tea in the second half/5. Book Condition: Near Fine. Jacket Condition Near Fine. Type Book. Edition First Edition. Size 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Publisher London Faber and Faber ISBN Number x / Inscription Signed by Author(s).

  WAINEWRIGHT THE POISONER. By Andrew Motion. Illustrated. pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $ Thomas Griffiths Wainewright was a minor English painter of the first half of Author: Richard Bernstein. Essays and Criticisms by Thomas Griffiths Wainewright. Now first collected. With some account of the author by W. Carew Hazlitt. by WAINEWRIGHT (THOMAS GRIFFITHS) [Art critic, painter, deportee and supposed poisoner, ]. Hazlitt (William Carew), editor Edition: First edition Book condition: Near Fine Book Description.


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Wainewright the Poisoner Download PDF EPUB FB2

A ndrew Motion's Wainewright the Poisoner (Faber, £20) was, all the critics agreed, a brilliant idea for a book - a biography of a painter-poet-poisoner who represented the dark, selfish Author: Guardian Staff.

Suspected of three murders, found guilty of forgery, Wainewright was transported for life to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). In this book, which Andrew Motion calls `an experimental biography', he recreates Wainewright's life by using a purported confession written by Wainewright inand drawing on factual information where possible/5(3).

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.3/5. Buy Wainewright the Poisoner First Edition by Motion, Andrew (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(2). "Evokes Wainewright the poisoner's double life in a biography that takes the form of a confession. He strips away the layers of legend and restores Wainewright to his own voice, capturing his energy, charm, callousness, wit and wantoness."--Publisher.

Get this from a library. Wainewright the poisoner. [Andrew Motion] -- "Wainewright was an ingenious and unscrupulous criminal. In he inherited the handsome family home, and successive legacies allowed him to maintain a flamboyant lifestyle.

But within the space of. Andrew Motion brings all his lyricism and inventiveness to bear in this fictional autobiography of the great swindler, Thomas Griffiths Wainewright.

A painter, writer, and friend of Blake, Byron, and Keats, Wainewright was almost certainly a murderer. When he died in a penal colony in Tasmania, he left behind fragments of documents and a beguiling legend which Motion uses to create an imagined.

Wainewright the Poisoner: The Confession of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright--Regency Author, Painter, Swindler, and Probable Murderer--Brilliantly Andrew Motion, Author Alfred A. Knopf $26 (p. This book provides one possible answer.

The bulk of it is a re-creation of that well-established nineteenth-century form, the confession, which purports to have been written by Wainewright in Van Diemen's Land shortly before his death in Wainewright the Poisoner: The Confessions of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright: Motion, Andrew: Books - (4).

In a time rich in unlikely characters, Thomas Griffiths Wainewright () was one of the strangest of all. A painter, writer, well-known London dandy and friend of most of the major figures of the Romantic era (from Blake to Byron, from John Clare to John Keats, Lamb, De Quincey and Hazlitt), he was also almost certainly a murderer, possibly several times over/5(2).

Wainewright the Poisoner by Andrew Motion Book Resume: A dazzling and boldly original biography by Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate and the celebrated biographer of Larkin and Griffiths Wainewright was an ingenious and unscrupulous he inherited the handsome family home, while successive legacies allowed him to maintain.

Wainewright the Poisoner by Sir Andrew Motion,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(37). Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order.

WAINEWRIGHT POISONER: CONFESSIONS OF THOMAS GRIFFITHS WAINEWRIGHT By Andrew Motion **Mint Condition**. Wainewright the Poisoner. But the problem of writing the book from Wainewright's perspective is that Motion manages to make Wainewright sound comparatively anodyne, as if Author: Charles Saumarez Smith.

The footnotes seem to say yes, but Wainewright adamantly argues his own case. Motion's prose is flawless, and Wainewright's voice is convincing. But in the long run, it's this ambiguity that makes Wainewright the Poisoner a fascinating and memorable read."—R.V.

Schelde, Sacramento News Pages: Wainewright the Poisoner: The confession of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright--Regency author, painter, swindler, and probable murderer--brilliantly woven from historical fragments by Andrew Motion and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Wainewright the Poisoner by Motion, Andrew.

Faber Faber Inc. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover. Bright, clean pages. Sticker on end page. Binding is solid. Cover is lightly scuffed; some wear at edges. ; X X inches; pages. Wainewright was brought up by his Grand-Father, after being orphaned. The young Wainewright had a good upbringing, coming into contact, through his uncle, with some of the best artists and authors of the time.

His uncle, Dr. George (Ralph) Griffiths was the then editor of the "Monthly Review". Wainewright the Poisoner, a review. by Andrew Motion. Faber & Faber, £ It seems unlikely that anyone has not noticed that the Poet Laureate has had published a new book on Thomas Wainewright, once owner of Linden House in Turnham Green.

This book has received more reviews since it appeared than most other books ever achieve. Wainewright the Poisoner by Andrew Motion and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Wainewright probably started his literary career earlier than his artistic one, contributing to a short-lived literary journal, the Literary Pocket Book, inand he may have compiled some of the Somerset House Exhibition catalogues at this time.

Andrew Motion, Wainewright the Poisoner. London: Faber and Faber, ISBN: X. Price: £20 (US$26). An article from journal Romanticism on the Net (Num November ), on : Alex Dick.