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    DescriptionBorn a scant three months after her uncle Oscar's notorious arrest, raised in the shadow of the greatest scandal of the turn of the twentieth century, Dolly Wilde attracted people of taste and talent wherever she went. Brilliantly witty, charged with charm, a "born writer," she drenched her prodigious talents in liquids, burnt up her opportunities in flamboyant affairs, and died as she lived--repeating her uncle's history of excess, collapse, and ruin. In this biography, Joan Schenkar has created both a captivating portrait of Dolly and a cultural history of Natalie Clifford Barney's remarkable Parisian salon--frequented by Janet Flanner, Mina Loy, Djuna Barnes--in which she shone so brightly.


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    Title
    Truly Wilde
    Subtitle
    The Unsettling Story of Dolly Wilde, Oscar's Niece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joan Schenkar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 462 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780306810794
    ISBN 10: 0306810794
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, JFC, HBJD
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000, BIO022000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    Illustrations note
    16pp b&w photographs
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    05 December 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    Joan Schenkar has been called "America's most original contemporary playwright" and her work has been produced throughout the world. She is the author of a collection of plays, Signs of Life: Six Comedies of Menace and lives in both New York City and Paris.