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Charles Wychwood is a poet. Charles is married and has a child, but he is immature and lacks the ambition to become a published poet. Charles's wife Vivien works to support the family while Charles stays home to work on his poetry. However, after he finds the painting in the junk shop, he becomes obsessed with the idea that Chatterton continued to live after his reported suicide and puts his own writing aside to find the answers. During this time, Charles has begun to have terrible headaches that only grow worse until the night he collapses in an Indian restaurant.

Charles is a lot like Chatterton in that he is a poet who is obsessed with the idea of success. However, unlike Chatterton, Charles is not prolific with his work and only becomes published in the sense that his wife photocopied his work and stapled it together...

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