The third edition incorporates texts which were previously available only in difficult-to-obtain form as well as corrections and emendations to the text by the critic and columnist Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde's grandson. It also includes newly-commissioned introductions to the poems, plays, stories and selected letters and journalism from such contributors as the biographer and critic Owen Dudley Edwards, and the Irish poet and scholar Declan Kiberd. The book retains the 1966 introduction by Oscar Wilde's son, Vyvyan Holland, and now also has a new introduction by Merlin Holland, explaining the significance of the text, with his observations on the public interest of the biography of Wilde by Richard Ellman.
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.About the Author:
Born in Ireland in 1856, Oscar Wilde was a noted essayist, playwright, fairy tale writer and poet, as well as an early leader of the Aesthetic Movement. His plays include: An Ideal Husband, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, and Lady Windermere's Fan. Among his best known stories are The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Canterville Ghost.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060551704