Oscar Wilde: a life in letters

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Fourth Estate, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 384 pages
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This is a wonderful insight to the man and author, Oscar Wilde. His letters were written to friends and professionals without the thought of anyone else reading them. It also shows how he rose from an ... Read full review

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It's weird how reading can make you feel so close to someone. I've been reading books by and from Wilde since I was fourteen years old, and I've started caring about him like he was a friend of mine ... Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Born in Ireland in 1856, Oscar Wilde was a noted essayist, playwright, fairy tale writer and poet, as well as an early leader of the Aesthetic Movement. His plays include: "An Ideal Husband, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, " and "Lady Windermere's Fan." Among his best known stories are "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "The Canterville Ghost".

Merlin Holland is a journalist who has devoted over twenty years to researching his grandfather's life. Author of "The Wilde Album," he lives in London with his wife & son.

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