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Published: 20 August 2020

368 Pages | Includes a 24 page plate section


ISBN: 9780198802372

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Making Oscar Wilde

Michèle Mendelssohn

  • Draws on compelling new archives and rare documents to tell the story of Oscar Wilde's life
  • A gripping and stylish account of Wilde's tumultuous rise, fall, and resurrection
  • A richly-illustrated combination of biography, cultural history, and masterful story-telling
  • Explores the fascinating social trends and controversies that rocked nineteenth century Britain, Ireland, and the United States as they moved towards modernity
  • A provocative and original interpretation that exposes the intimate connections that bind together national histories
  • Shortlisted for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize 2018
  • Longlisted for the PEN America Biography Prize and LGBT+ Polari Prize 2019