Beautiful and Impossible Things: Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde
This new selection of essays by Oscar Wilde show-cases the varied aspects of his genius. For Pearson, the biographer, the essays and dialogues illustrate the many faces of Wilde’s extraordinary character: his aphorisms, wit, romancer, talker, lecturer, humanist and scholar. The ideas expressed remain remarkably relevant to modern readers, whilst his popularity remains undiminished.
In his introduction Gyles Brandreth says “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.”