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Which poisonous yellow book?

Sepia photo of Oscar Wilde holding a book that has been digitally coloured yellow

The secret of Raoul, Dorian and Oscar “’Zola,’ said Mr Gorby thoughtfully, taking down a flimsy yellow book rather tattered. ‘I’ve heard of him; if his novels are as bad as his reputation I shouldn’t care to read them.” Fergus Hume, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886), Chapter 6   “I prefer books … in yellow covers.” The blackmailer

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