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arsenic
arsenic


 
Evoking Victorian-era stories of murder and intrigue, this solid teal green replaces our extraordinarily popular - and sold out! - "Lovecraft" taffeta; it is the exact same delicious hue, but without the black shot!

Excerpted from the article "Literature's Torrid Love Affair with Arsenic" by Ben Steele:

"If arsenic had a golden age in literature, it was probably the mid-1900s...writers like Agatha Christie made it one of the most well-known and sordid tools in popular crime fiction. Through much of the 19th century, a third of all criminal cases of poisoning involved arsenic. One reason for its popularity was simply its availability. All you had to do was go into a chemist's shop and say that you needed to kill rats. It was practically impossible to tell arsenic poisoning apart from the symptoms of cholera, dysentery, and even simple food poisoning.

Arsenic became a source of panic and intrigue in popular culture, making its name as a weapon of family inheritance warfare, said to be used by greedy relatives and wives taking revenge on their husbands. Literary works using this as a plot device include Rex Stout's 'Poison a la Carte.' Agatha Christie's 'The 4:50 From Paddington,' and many more."

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Small Sample $1.50 (2.5" x 2.75")
Large Sample - $4.00 (4.5" x 4.5")

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Evoking Victorian-era stories of murder and intrigue, this solid teal green replaces our extraordinarily popular - and sold out! - "Lovecraft" taffeta; it is the exact same delicious hue, but without the black shot!

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5 of 5 This is Special August 23, 2021
Reviewer: Lynanne Schweighofer from Culpeper, VA United States  
This is a green that is so rich it makes my moth water.  I little would go a long way, a lot will knock you to your heels.  My new favorite green.

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