The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde

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Here is Oscar Wilde revealed in his own words--including more than 200 previously unpublished letters--available to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of his death

Deliciously wicked, astoundingly clever, and often outright shocking, Oscar Wilde put his art into his work and his genius into his life. In this collection, replete with newly discovered letters, the full extent of that genius is unveiled.
Charting his life from his Irish upbringing to fame in his fin de siècle London to infamy and exile in Paris, the letters--written between 1875 and 1900 to publishers and fans, friends and lovers, enemies and adversaries--resound with Wilde's wit, brilliance, and humanity. Wilde's grandson, Merlin Holland, and Rupert Hart-Davis have produced a provocative and revealing self-portrait.
Wilde's reputation as a serious thinker, humorous writer, and gay icon continues to flourish. The Complete Letters is an intimate exploration of his life and thoughts--Wilde in his own words.
 

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Merlin Holland is a journalist who has devoted over twenty years to researching his grandfather's life. Author of The Wilde Album (0-8050-5894-X), he lives in London with his wife and son. Rupert Hart-Davis was the editor of the original collected letters of Oscar Wilde, published in 1962, as well as the editor of numerous other volumes of Wilde's work.
 
Published November 2, 2000 by Fourth Estate Ltd. 1296 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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On November 30, 1900, Wilde, 46, died in self-exile in Paris. This centenary volume of his correspondence, edited by Wilde's grandson (Holland) and the late editor of earlier volumes of Wilde's letter

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The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde edited by Merlin Holland and Rupert Hart-Davis Fourth Estate £35, pp1,216 Buy it at BOL 'I was a man who stood in symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age,' Wilde claimed in De Profundis, his prison tract of exquisitely arrogant contrition.

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