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The poet and the murderer : a true story of literary crime and the art of forgery

Author: Simon Worrall; Arthur Freeman; Janet Ing Freeman; Bibliotheca Fictiva: The Arthur & Janet Freeman Collection of Literary & Historical Forgery.
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The true story of a brilliantly forged Emily Dickinson poem sold at Sotheby's in 1997. The author's detective work led him across America, to a prison cell in Salt Lake City, where the world's  Read more...

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Named Person: Mark Hofmann; Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson; Mark Hofmann
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Worrall; Arthur Freeman; Janet Ing Freeman; Bibliotheca Fictiva: The Arthur & Janet Freeman Collection of Literary & Historical Forgery.
ISBN: 1841155861 9781841155869
OCLC Number: 59500840
Notes: Study of the forger Mark Hofmann, with emphasis on his Emily Dickinson forgeries.
Description: xvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Simon Worrall.

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This remarkable piece of non-fiction tells the story of a forger of manuscripts who became a double murderer in order to avoid detection. Born into a Mormon community, Mark Hoffman began his criminal Read more...

 
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