Beautiful and Impossible Things: Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde – Signed Copy

by Oscar WildeGyles Brandreth

Beautiful and Impossible Things: Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde – Signed Copy
Beautiful and Impossible Things: Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde – Signed Copy
Beautiful and Impossible Things: Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde – Signed Copy
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Beautiful and Impossible Things: Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde – Signed Copy

by Oscar WildeGyles Brandreth

Introduced by Gyles Brandreth

Signed copy version

Famous for his witticisms, aestheticism and flamboyant sense of dress, Wilde’s humanity and deep sense of justice have often been obscured. This selection includes essays on interior design, prison reform, Shakespeare, the dramatic dialogue Decay of Lying and the seminal Soul of Man. Compiled from his lecture tours, newspaper articles, essays and epigrams, these writings showcase the varied aspects of his genius.

In his introduction Gyles Brandreth writes, ‘There are no known recordings of Oscar Wilde speaking, but you can hear his voice very clearly in the pages that follow. These essays illustrate his remarkable way with words and reveal both a range of his opinions on things that mattered to him and a flavour of his ‘philosophy’ of art – and life. If you are looking for the company of Oscar Wilde ‘on song’ you are in for a treat.’

‘Now beyond the reach of scandal, his best writings validated by time, he comes before us still, a towering figure, laughing and weeping, with parables and paradoxes, so generous, so amusing, so right’.
From Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellman

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Introduced by Gyles Brandreth

Signed copy version

Famous for his witticisms, aestheticism and flamboyant sense of dress, Wilde’s humanity and deep sense of justice have often been obscured. This selection includes essays on interior design, prison reform, Shakespeare, the dramatic dialogue Decay of Lying and the seminal Soul of Man. Compiled from his lecture tours, newspaper articles, essays and epigrams, these writings showcase the varied aspects of his genius.

In his introduction Gyles Brandreth writes, ‘There are no known recordings of Oscar Wilde speaking, but you can hear his voice very clearly in the pages that follow. These essays illustrate his remarkable way with words and reveal both a range of his opinions on things that mattered to him and a flavour of his ‘philosophy’ of art – and life. If you are looking for the company of Oscar Wilde ‘on song’ you are in for a treat.’

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Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 19 × 12 × 1.5 cm
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Hardcover

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