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Salome/ Under the Hill: Oscar Wilde/Aubrey Beardsley

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This joint centennial edition of Salome and Under the Hill, united by seventeen of Beardsley's unsurpassable drawings, is a timely rehabilitation of these two all-too-often ignored fin-de-siecle texts, and constitues a volume of unadulterated Decadent Erotica which must surely stand as the apogee of its kind.

Censored, banned, and ridiculed upon publication, Oscar Wilde's

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Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Creation Books
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Michael Zendejas
It was great. Wilde's Salome is a hypnotic, dark and twisted play. But to me Aubrey Beardsley's Under The Hill was the true highlight of the work. An erotic novel, it captures the quintessence of decadence and portrays acts of debauchery that are almost overwhelming to the reader. Though it is unfinished, I can say it rivals Huysmans Against Nature in terms of portraying an anti-hero locked in a dome of pleasure. I read the entire novel, including Salome, in one evening. It's captivating, a mast ...more
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Apr 04, 2010 Kate rated it 2 of 5 stars
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Barbie
This is my favorite Oscar Wilde play. It is hypnotic, dark, revolting & beautiful. Beardsley's 'Under the Hill' which is included in this edition is worth reading just for its sheer absurdity.
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being E ...more
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