Jane Austen poisoned with arsenic? Not so fast, experts say


( CNN) Three antiquated pairs of spectacles displayed in the British Library are causing pulses to flutter clear across the globe.

Legendary author Jane Austen was poisoned with arsenic, proposed Sandra Tuppen, lead curator of Modern Archives& Manuscripts 1601 -1 850 at the British Library, in a blog post Thursday .

However, many scholars and medical experts say this theory is bunk, more felony fiction than plausible truth.