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Oscar Wilde

Author: Richard Canning
Publisher: London : Hesperus Press, 2008.
Series: Brief lives (Hesperus Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Irish-born Oscar Wilde was one of the most controversial figures of the late nineteenth century. Notorious for his flamboyant lifestyle as much as for his unorthodox views, he penned a series of poems, plays, criticism and fairy stories. It is, however, the theatrical masterpieces The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband that have secured his reputation as one of the sharpest wits of all time. This new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Canning
ISBN: 9781843919056 1843919052
OCLC Number: 154714302
Description: 119 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Brief lives (Hesperus Press)
Responsibility: Richard Canning.

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"Irish-born Oscar Wilde was one of the most controversial figures of the late nineteenth century. Notorious for his flamboyant lifestyle as much as for his unorthodox views, he penned a series of poems, plays, criticism and fairy stories. It is, however, the theatrical masterpieces The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband that have secured his reputation as one of the sharpest wits of all time. This new biography presents a fresh, modern take on the life and trials of Oscar Wilde from an academic renowned in the field of gay literature."--Jacket.

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