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Oscar : a life

Author: Matthew Sturgis
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Oscar Wilde's life--like his wit--was alive with paradox. He was both an early exponent and victim of 'celebrity culture': famous for being famous, he was often ridiculed and disparaged. His achievements were frequently downplayed, his successes resented. He had a genius for comedy but strove to write tragedies. He was a snob but was prone to great acts of kindness. Although happily married, he became a passionate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Englisch
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Sturgis
ISBN: 9781788545976 1788545974
OCLC Number: 1057899165
Description: xxii, 890 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Matthew Sturgis

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The first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years is the most complete telling of his life and times to date.  Read more...

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'Like Churchill, Oscar Wilde [...] is one of those people who never seem to stop inspiring outstanding biographies, and Oscar: A Life by Matthew Sturgis is one of the best, as well as the latest, of Read more...

 
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