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Pen, Pencil, and Poison: A Study
Text upon which this Online Edition is Based: First version, in
Fortnightly Review, January 1889. London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd.
Volume XLV New Series, Volume LI Old Series. A revised version
was published in Intentions, May 1891.
This ebook contains Wilde's biographical essay about an art critic who was also a murderer. The essay explores the relationship between forged art and forged life, and underlines the symmetry between crime and culture in the late-Victorian period.