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Best-Loved Oscar Wilde

Edited by John Wyse Jackson
Illustrated by Emma Byrne
Format: Hardback
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd, Dublin, Ireland
Published: 2nd Mar 2015
Dimensions: w 133mm h 207mm d 20mm
Weight: 300g
ISBN-10: 1847177298
ISBN-13: 9781847177292
Barcode No: 9781847177292
Those whom the gods love grow young. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900), one of Ireland's most beloved writers, was a playwright, poet, novelist and author of fairy stories and political essays. A complex man with many sides, he was both a revolutionary thinker and a flamboyant dandy and man about town. His wit and razor-sharp observation made him the toast of society on both sides of the Atlantic before scandal and notoriety stripped him of his position and his freedom. Best-Loved Oscar Wilde gathers a selection of Wilde's celebrated writing, chosen and introduced by John Wyse Jackson.

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elevates itself from the pack through beautiful graphic design. The book is divided into sections with stylized images that draws on some of the classic Art Nouveau and Aubrey Beardsley illustrations of Wilde's time. It's a lovely looking book, and one that may spur readers unfamiliar with Wilde's life to seek out a biography or his full-length work -- here's a book as brilliantly accomplished as the life of its gifted subject Oscar Wilde --