Oscar Wilde

In this major biography Oscar Wilde, the legendary Victorian - brilliant writer and conversationalist, setter of fashions and reckless flouter of social and sexual conventions - is brought overwhelmingly to life.  More astute, more generous and forbearing, yet more fallible and perhaps more doom-driven than the legend has allowed, Wilde is given in Richard Elliman's magnificent account the dimensions of a modern hero. He emerges here as startlingly contemporary, able even now to challenge our common assumptions with his wit and subversive insights; Wilde, his biographer maintains, was 'one of us'.

Based on fresh material from many hitherto-untapped sources, Oscar Wilde is illuminated by its author's notable insights and by his own charitable wit.

Genre
Biography
Topics
biography, writers
Author
Richard Ellmann
Publisher
Hamilton
Format
Hardcover
ISBN
0241123925 (find on Amazon)

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