Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde : An Exquisite Life

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'I was a man who stood in symbolic relation to the art and culture of my age...I awoke the imagination of my century so that it created myth and legend around me.' Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854, educated at Trinity Dublin and Magdalen Oxford. He is the author of The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the plays Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde was the greatest wit and aesthete of his age ridiculing convention and authority with his incisive moral and political thought. This exquisitely illustrated biography is a masterful evocation of Wilde's life and contemporaries.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 226 x 288 x 8mm | 539.77g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 90 colour and b&w il
  • 0752818422
  • 9780752818429

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Stephen Calloway is Associate Curator of paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He travels all over the world lecturing on the 1890s. He is a worldexpert on the art of Aubrey Beardsley and is the Curator of a major exhibition to be staged at the V&A on the work of Beardsley in 1998. Most recently he was consultant on the film The Portrait of a Lady directed by Jane Campioshow more

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