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Forger's Shadow: How Forgery Changed the Course of L - Groom, Nick
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Whilst defining the very meaning of forgery Nick Groom ranges effortlessly from the economic forgery of the eighteenth century, where the forgery of a GBP100 banknote could mean death by hanging, to the formation of literary copyright which was established not in order to protect the nation's authors but rather as a way of censoring them. At the centre of Groom's fascinating book are the figures of literary forgery that have haunted both our literature and our imaginations for years. There is Chatterton: the fatal model for ...

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Forger's Shadow: How Forgery Changed the Course of L 2003, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330374330

Mass-market paperback