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The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde

Holland, Merlin

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ISBN 10: 1857027817 / ISBN 13: 9781857027815
Editorial: Fourth Estate, 2000
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Near fine condition.Fourth Estate,2000.First UK edition-first printing(9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Purple hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(two small creases,nicks and ink marks on the edges of the Dj cover), both in near fine condition.Illustrated with b/w photos,drawings.Nice and clean pages as new but with some large ink marks on the outer edges,a couple of small nicks and creases on the edges of the pages,very small mark inside the edge of the front endpaper.Nice and clean book exempt for the ink marks on the outer edges of the pages.1292pp including List of illustrations,chronological table,introduction,manuscript of other locations,list of abbreviations,index of recipients,general index.Price un-clipped.A collectable first edition-first printing.Please note: This is very heavy book(approx 2 Kg). N° de ref. de la librería 7380

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Título: The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde

Editorial: Fourth Estate

Año de publicación: 2000

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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This edition marks the centenary of Oscar Wilde's death, and is the most complete ever to appear. It contains over 1500 of his letters, and anyone unfamiliar with Wilde as a correspondent will find it packed with unexpected delights. This magnificent collection is a major publishing event.Of all nineteenth-century letter writers Oscar Wilde is, predictably, one of the most sparkling. Wonderfully fluent in style, the letters bear that most familiar of Wildean hallmarks - the lightest of touches for the most serious of subjects. He knew and corresponded with many leading political, literary and artistic figures of the time including William Gladstone, George Curzon, W. B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Frank Harris, Aubrey Beardsley and Max Beerbohm.Wilde's letters show him at his informal best. They comment openly on his life and his work from the early years of undergraduate friendship, through his year-long lecture tour in America as a striving and ambitious young `Professor of Aesthetics', to the short period of fame and success in the early 1890s followed by his disgrace and imprisonment. The last and most poignant section covers the five long years between his downfall and his early death in exile at forty-six. Even in adversity his humour does not desert him and he is able to share with his readers that greatest of gifts - the ability to smile at one's own misfortune.

About the Author:

Merlin Holland is Oscar Wilde's only grandson. He is a journalist and the author of The Wilde Album (published by Fourth Estate) and the executor of the Wilde estate.Sir Rupert Hart-Davis was well regarded as an editor, and was executor to various literary figures of the mid-century. In 1962, he compiled a collection of Oscar Wilde's letters.

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