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Oscar Wilde : a life in letters

Author: Oscar Wilde; Merlin Holland
Publisher: London ; New York : Fourth Estate, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Of all nineteenth-century letter writters Oscar Wilde is, predictably, one of the most brilliant. Wonderfully fluent in style, the letters bear that most familiar of Wildean hallmarks - the lightest of touches for the most serious of subjects. He comments openly on his life and his work from the early years of undergraduate friendship, through his year-long lecture tour in America as a striving young 'Professor of

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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
Oscar Wilde.
London ; New York : Fourth Estate, 2003
Online version:
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
Oscar Wilde.
London ; New York : Fourth Estate, 2003
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oscar Wilde; Merlin Holland
ISBN: 0007161034 9780007161034
OCLC Number: 52829255
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xv, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Student 1868-1878 --
Charming London 1879-1881 --
Discovering America 1882 --
The Conformist Rebel 1883-1890 --
Against the Grain 1891-1895 --
The Prisoner 1895-1897 --
A Sort of Freedom 1897 --
The Second Time Around 1897-1898 --
The Final Years 1898-1900.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Life in letters
Responsibility: selected and edited by Merlin Holland.


Wilde the writer is known to us from his plays and prose fiction, but apparently it was in his conversation that his genius reached its summit. His talk is lost and his autobiography was never  Read more...


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ON THE COMPLETE LETTERS OF OSCAR WILDE: 'The long serpentine line of Oscar Wilde's career is traced here like some fiery scarlet thread. This is a marvellous volume, fully worthy of Wilde's Read more...

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