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Best-Loved Oscar Wilde

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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.

Told through his own words, this essential introduction to Oscar Wilde’s extraordinary life and work is accompanied by stimulating commentary and stylish design and illustration. For new readers and devotees alike.

A preview of the book is available on the preview section of the O'Brien Press page.


Author: Oscar Wilde

Editor: John Wyse Jackson

Illustrator: Emma Byrne

Format: Hardback

Size: 13 x 19.6 cm, 128 pages

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 9781788490771

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