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Literary forgery (also literary mystification, literary fraud or literary hoax) refers to writing, such as a manuscript or a literary work, either deliberately misattributed to a historical or invented author, or a purported memoir presented as genuine.

Given its dating and nature the Voynich Manuscript is not a literary forgery in the conventional sense, though it may be a literary hoax (though this would depend upon the intent behind its creation, and, possibly, the perceptions of its subsequent owners).

More information on the Wikipedia page [1] and category page [2]. The document forgeries page is [3].


Information about forgery in general is on the Wikipedia page [4]. The Museum of Hoaxes page is [5].

See also False document