Illustrated Letters Of Oscar Wilde

$32.99
Write a Review
UPC:
9781849945837
Gift wrapping:
Options available

Description Hide Description- Show Description+

"I don't regret for a single moment having lived for pleasure. I did it to the full, as one should do anything one does. I lived on honeycomb." Oscar Wilde

Although it is over 120 years since his infamous trial for indecency, Oscar Wilde has never held greater fascination for us. This packed illustrated biography tells the life of Oscar Wilde through his own words - private letters, poems, plays, stories and legendary witticisms. It includes his relationships with key artists and writers of the time, including Ruskin, Charles Ricketts, and Lillie Langtry.

It is illustrated throughout with paintings, engravings, contemporary photographs, cartoons and caricatures of Wilde and his social circle. With illustrations and paintings by Aubrey Beardsley, Toulouse Lautrec, James Whistler and Max Beerbohm, it is a beautiful evocation of the glittering fin de siecle word by its most fascinating wordsmith and aesthete.

The book details Wilde's ruin after the trial and its outcome. The profundity of his writing from prison and exile form an epitaph, not only to his own life, but also for the era that carelessly delighted in it.

Editor: Juliet Gardiner

Hardcover  Published 1 May 2020  160 pages

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest updates on new products and upcoming sales

No thanks