Selected Letters of Oscar Wilde

Selected Letters of Oscar Wilde


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Selected Letters of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde

When Sir Rupert Hart-Davis's magnificent edition of The Letters of Oscar Wilde was first published in 1962, Cyril Connolly called it "a must for everyone who is seriously interested in the history of English literature - or European morals." From this edition, long out of print, Hart-Davis has culled a representative sample of the letters from each period of Wilde's life, "giving preference," as he says in his Introduction, "to those of literary interest, to the most amusing, and to those that throw light on his life and work." The long letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, known as De Profundis is printed in its entirety.

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ISBN-13: 9780192812186
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/19/1979
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

About the Editor: Sir Rupert Hart-Davis is the editor of The Letters of Oscar Wilde and More Letters of Oscar Wilde

Date of Birth:

October 16, 1854

Date of Death:

November 30, 1900

Place of Birth:

Dublin, Ireland

Place of Death:

Paris, France


The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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