The Best of Oscar Wilde

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The Best of Oscar Wilde

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Best-Loved Oscar Wilde by Edited by John Wyse Jackson
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.