Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde
Plays (Collector's Library)

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The four great comedies of Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were all written at the height of the controversial Irish author's powers in his last, doomed decade, the 1890s. They remain among the most-loved, and most-quoted, of all drama in the English language. Along with Salome, his darkly decadent dramatization of the Bible story, these immortal plays have continue to pack theatres to this day, and have been adapted for every kind of media. The plays were originally published in book form at Wilde's own insistence, the better to spread his genius wide. Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, with an Afterword by Ned Halley.
 

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Published April 15, 2014 by Collector's Library. 600 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jad Adams learns more than he needs to know about the playwright's sex life in Neil McKenna's The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde was a fin de siècle literary celebrity. The publication of his 1,500 extant letters makes the case for his status as a contemporary icon

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More pointedly, Oscar Wilde wrote of his wife’s pregnancy as “loathsome,” evidence of “disgusting” nature, a defilement of beauty with “the vile cicatrices of maternity,” concluding that “it befouls the altar of the soul.” With this blatant misogyny, most obvious in his treatment of the woman Jan...

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