WILDE, Oscar

(1854 - 1900)
"I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again." Wilde

Oscar Wilde is one of the most colourful characters in English literature, his sharp wit being frequently quoted. He wrote only one novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray",  but was one of the most celebrated playwrights of the 1890's, with plays such as "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "Lady Windermere's Fan". His poetry includes "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" inspired by the author's two years incarceration for homosexual offences. The works of Oscar Wilde were mainly printed in short print runs and first editions and signed books are now extremely collectible.

"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all." Wilde

 

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The Importance of Being Earnest

WILDE, Oscar

£50,000.00