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  • Sturgis, Matthew, author.
  • Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
  • Authors, Irish -- 19th century -- Biography.
  • Gay authors -- 19th century -- Biography.
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    Oscar Wilde : a life / Matthew Sturgis.
    by Sturgis, Matthew, author.
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    New York, New York : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House Limited Liability Company, [2021]
  • Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
  • Authors, Irish -- 19th century -- Biography.
  • Gay authors -- 19th century -- Biography.
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    xv, 838 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
    First American edition.
    Proem -- Part I. The star child: -- A small unruly boy -- A fair scholar -- Foundation scholarship -- Part II. The nightingale and the rose: -- Young Oxford -- Heart's yearnings -- Hellas! -- Specially commended -- Part III. The happy prince: -- A dream of fair women -- The jester and the joke -- Up to snuff -- An English poet -- Part IV. The remarkable rocket: -- The best place -- Go ahead -- This wide great world -- Bully boy -- Different aspects -- The dream of the poet -- Part V. The devoted friend: -- Over the Seine -- First drama -- Man of the day -- New relations -- In black and white -- LAmour de lImpossible -- Woman's world -- Part VI. The young king: -- A man in hew -- A bad case -- Suggestive things -- The best society -- The dance of the seven veils -- Charming ball -- White and gold -- Part VII. The selfish giant: -- The eternal quest for beauty -- Feasting with panthers -- Brief summer months --Enemies of romance -- Scarlet Marquess -- Part VIII. The house of judgment: -- The last first nights -- Hideous words -- The prosecutor -- Regina versus Wilde -- The torrent of prejudice -- Part IX. In carcere et Vinculis: -- The head of Medusa -- The system -- From the depths -- Part X. The fisherman and his soul; -- Asylum -- Artistic work -- Outcast men -- Bitter experience -- Part XI. The teacher of wisdom: -- The Parisian temple of pleasure -- Going south -- All over.
    The fullest, most textural, most accurate - most human - account of Oscar Wilde's unique and dazzling life - based on extensive new research and newly discovered materials, from Wilde's personal letters and transcripts of his first trial to newly uncovered papers of his early romantic (and dangerous) escapades and the two-year prison term that shattered his soul and his life. (Publisher)
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    "This is a Borzoi Book" -- From title page verso.
    "Originally published in hardcover, in a different form, in Great Britain by Apollo Books, an imprint of Head of Zeus Limited, London, in 2018." -- From title page verso.
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