Brief Lives: Oscar Wilde

Richard Canning

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Well known for his novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and the theatrical comedies "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "An Ideal Husband," Oscar Wilde's story is a colorful and notorious one that is fascinatingly portrayed in this excellent account. The author examines Wilde's writings in the light of his eventful life, resulting in a fresh look at this eccentric and intriguing character. Canning's brilliant introduction to Oscar Wilde will appeal both to the general reader and those who already hold an interest in this well-known 19th-century playwright, novelist, and wit.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHesperus Press
Number of pages112
ISBN (Print)9781843919056
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2008


  • Oscar Wilde
  • homosexual Irish dramatist
  • Victorian
  • biography


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