WELL OVER A CENTURY AFTER THE DEATH OF OSCAR WILDE, HE IS HAILED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST
WRITERS OF COMEDY IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, A BRAVE REBEL AGAINST CONFORMITY AND A
In many ways, Wilde was a man born before his time, championing modern attitudes
to personal behaviour and freedom long before these became the norm.
Though he died young, partly as a result of his cruel imprisonment, he lived life
to the full, but contact with his wife and beloved children was sacrificed along
This book succinctly captures many aspects of Wilde’s complex and sometimes contradictory
personality, and sets the drama of his destructive relationship with Lord Alfred
‘Bosie’ Douglas in the context of the oppressive climate of Late Victorian England.
Richly illustrated with pertinent quotations as well as photographs and drawings,
it is a perfect introduction to Wilde and his world.