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Oscar's books : a journey through the library of Oscar Wilde

Author: Thomas Wright
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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He devoured books, talked books, luxuriated in books and lavished books on his friends- they played, too, a vital part in his seductions of young men. through his undergraduate years in which he  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Wright
ISBN: 9780099502722 0099502720
OCLC Number: 416245997
Notes: Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2008.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Chronlogy of Wilde's Life --
Introduction. One of the greatest of the many worlds --
pt. I. Built Out of Books --
pt. II. The Library --
pt. III. A Library of Lamentations --
Afterword: 'Tutti gli angeli --
App. I. Wilde's letter to the Pall Mall Gazette on tbe Subject of 'The Best Hundred Books' --
App. II. Lists of Books Requested by Wilde, 1895-97.
Responsibility: Thomas Wright.

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"Entertaining and highly original, Oscar's Books is animated by a real intellectual passion. It should be read by anyone interested in Wilde or in the art of literary biography" * Peter Ackroyd * Read more...

 
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