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Oscar Wilde: A Certain Genius

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After William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) is the most quoted of writers. His epigrams turned conventions upside down and are part of our ... Show synopsis

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AnnieLou

The Heart of Oscar

by AnnieLou on Sep 29, 2007

He favored grey or brown velvet jackets, broad brimmed hats, gold tipped cigarettes and absinthe to drink ! The second son of a famed eye and ear surgeon, Oscar Wilde became the "aesthete" fore runner of Victorian England at the turn of the century. Unlike other Wilde biographies, Barbara Belford has spared not a one idiosyncratic detail of Oscar's personality. Much insight is gained in his relationships to several women lovers, including his loyal wife, Constance Lloyd who remains devoted to him despite the harrowing "vice trial" and its ignominious ending. His relationships to men is also described and right up to his death, they remained devoted to him as well, including his last lover, who obtained a priest for Oscar's last minute death bed conversion ! You will enjoy this wonderfully explicit account of a genius of a man !

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