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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings (Bantam Classics) by  Oscar Wilde - Paperback - 1983-01-01 - from The Crazy Book Lady and Biblio.co.uk

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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings (Bantam Classics)

by Wilde, Oscar

Condition: Good


Bantam Classics, 1983-01-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Book is in good condition, cover has some wear along the edges and corners. Prior owner has a name stamp on the first and last pages of the book.

Oscar Wilde was born into a socially prominent Anglo-Irish family in Dublin in 1854. A gifted student, he entered Oxford in 1874, where he fell under the aesthetic influence of Walter Pater and John Ruskin. He was soon well known as a dandy, wit, and man-about-town, but married in 1884. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY was published in 1891, as was his essay, "The Soul of Man Under Socialism," but he found critical and popular sucess in the theater with his comedies: Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1892) An Ideal Husband (1895), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). In 1895, the Marquess of Queensberry sought to end the close relationship between his son, Lord Alfred Douglas, and Wilde, publicly referring to Wilde as a homosexual. After losing a lawsuit against the Marquess for libel, Wilde was arrested and served two years of hard labor at Reading and Pentonville prisons. Wilde was deserted by his wife and friends and upon his release in 1897, he moved to France under an assumed name, where he finished writing "The Ballad of Reading Gaol," and traveled to Italy with Lord Alfred Douglas. Wilde died suddenly in Paris in November of 1900.



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