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Oscar Wilde

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Montgomery-Hyde met many of the people involved in Oscar Wilde's life, including Lord Alfred Douglas, Robert Ross and Vyvyan Holland, Wilde's son, in order to write this biography of Wilde. He has also written books on Baldwin, Stalin, Chamberlain and Mrs Beeton.
Paperback, 410 pages
Published 2001 by Penguin Books (first published 1975)
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Larry Hostetler
Aug 20, 2016 Larry Hostetler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I knew very little about Oscar Wilde when I began reading this, other than that he was quite witty and had written "The Importance of Being Earnest" which I had read recently.

What and interesting, tragic, and relatively short life he lived. But it is safe to say he packed plenty into his 46 years. While the story is interesting there were footnotes throughout that I eventually ended up ignoring or it would have taken me much longer to get through the 439 pages.

I wish there had more of his famou
Apr 14, 2012 mirole rated it it was amazing
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Brilliant book, half of it is his trial.

Oscar Wilde was a fascinating man!
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Harford Montgomery Hyde was born on 14 August 1907 in Belfast, the son of James Johnstone Hyde and Isobel Greenfield (née Montgomery). He was educated at Sedbergh School; Queen's University, Belfast (where he gained a first class History degree); then at Magdalen College Oxford (where he gained a second class law degree). He was called to the bar in 1934. From 1935-1939, Hyde was librarian and Pri ...more
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