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Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde & His Family

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  •  Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde & His Family
    Title: Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde & His Family
    Author: EMER OSULLIVAN
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/08/2017
    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    Price: $25.00
    Publishing status: Active

    'Emer O'Sullivan has made an indispensable contribution to Wildean literature . Compelling, informative and fascinating' Stephen Fry
    Oscar Wilde's father - scientist, surgeon, archaeologist, writer - was one of the most eminent men of his generation. His mother - poet, journalist, translator - hosted an influential salon at 1 Merrion Square. Together they were one of Victorian Ireland's most dazzling and enlightened couples. When, in 1864, Sir William Wilde was accused of sexually assaulting a female patient, it sent shock waves through Dublin society. After his death some ten years later, Jane attempted to re-establish the family in London, where Oscar burst irrepressibly upon the scene, only to fall in a trial as public as his father's.

    A remarkable and perceptive account, The Fall of the House of Wilde is a major repositioning of our first modern celebrity, a man whose fall from grace marked the end of fin de si.cle decadence.

    ISBN: 9781408863169
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