• The Fireworks of Oscar Wilde by Owen Dudley-Edwards (Ed.)

The Fireworks of Oscar Wilde

By: Owen Dudley-Edwards (Ed.)

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Oscar Wilde was one of the great conversationalists of his own, or any other, age. For his friends he was simply the liveliest, most charming, wittiest and most eloquent of talkers and his speech zoomed and crackled like so many fireworks. In this new selection of Wilde's aphorisms and epigrams culled from his plays, novels, letters, recorded conversations, as well as from hitherto unpublished material, Owen Dudley Edwards fully conveys the breadth and humanity of Wilde's mind and in an introductory essay he shows the place of Wilde's pyrotechnics in his thought and in his art. He sees that firework decade, the 1890s, as strikingly symbolized by Wilde's style as it was dominated by his life. ISBN:9780712646710

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Weight 448 g
Dimensions 234 × 156 × 25 mm
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ISBN 9780712646710