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The jail housed the Irish poet and author for most of the two-year sentence he served. offloading a deserted site best known for housing playwright Oscar Wilde for the "gross indecency" of gay sex.

An exhibition, centred around the writer Oscar Wilde, has opened in Reading. The novelist – famous for books such as ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and the play ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’ – was an.

In Emer O’Sullivan’s book, The Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family (Bloomsbury), she writes, “Jane was unlike Victorian Englishwomen. Where many dressed in sombre and sensible.

“Oscar Wilde was without exception the most brilliant talker I have ever come across.” Such was the verdict of the poet Wilfrid Scawen Blunt. And it was, of course, a verdict echoed by many, many.

Yes Colm Tóibín tells Mariella Frostrup why he focused on the fraught paternal relationships experienced by Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and W.B. Yeats, in his latest book Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know.

The tall, thin, and fashionable young man in striped trousers standing next to a chair looks like later portraits of the author. Ms Ievers believes Oscar Wilde is aged around 16 in the portrait, which.

His mother, Lady Jane Francesca Wilde, was an award-winning translator of French and German books. Oscar had an outdoor childhood in Galway, where his father built a summerhouse with magnificent views.

I never tire of it. 5. And what book? My well-thumbed copy of The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. It covers everything from his fairy tales to his hauntingly sad Ballad of Reading Gaol. 6. Top three.

When Richard Ellmann’s Oscar Wilde, the culmination of two decades of arduous research undertaken in a pre-digital age, was published in 1987, it won the Pulitzer Prize and was hailed as “the standard.

LEADVILLE • Oscar Wilde stood on this wooden stage 137 years ago wearing. More than 60 saloons/brothels lined State Street, and tough guys roamed downtown. “The revolver is their book of etiquette,

In this commendably ambitious book, the former History Today editor Peter Furtado. But what, we may ask, is Rudyard Kipling doing in Chicago and Oscar Wilde in Rome? The answer to the latter is.

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Just Released! The second edition of our bestselling book. The first public monument to Oscar Wilde outside Ireland is, indeed, a conversation starter. A bust of the writer’s head, made up of a mass.

Just Released! The second edition of our bestselling book. Oscar Wilde spent his formative years in this Dublin home. Attending his mother’s iconic salons from an early age, he was able to sharpen his.

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published his memoir in 1954 titled Son of Oscar Wilde. It narrates the troubles he, his mother, Constance Lloyd and brother Cyril Holland faced after the author was imprisoned. 3. The Oscar Wilde.

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Its Wildetalk strand includes historian and biographer Matthew Sturgis discussing his biography of Oscar Wilde with Carlo Gebler (August 2), plus author and biographer Franny Moyle and documentary.

Guests can book Langtry’s room 109 (now room 106), which is accessible. A stay at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel is like taking a step back in time to the days when Lillie Langtry, Oscar Wilde and a.

Oscar Wilde was a child at the time of the American Civil War. The title –– “An Irish Knight of the 19th Century” –– is surely a nod to Wilde. The book is not a comprehensive biography of Emmet;.

However, the stories of the forgers of Wilde’s “afterlife” are extraordinary in themselves, and a new book, Beautiful Untrue Things: Forging Oscar Wilde’s Extraordinary Afterlife by University of.