Making Oscar Wilde

Making Oscar Wilde

This new biography draws on compelling new archives and rare documents to tell the story of Oscar Wilde's life. Mendelssohn gives a gripping and stylish account of Wilde's tumultuous rise, fall, and resurrection, in a richly-illustrated combination of biography, cultural history, and masterful story-telling. Through a provocative and original interpretation that exposes the intimate connections that bind together national histories, she explores the fascinating social trends and controversies that rocked nineteenth century Britain, Ireland, and the United States as they moved towards modernity.

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