Matthew Sturgis

Oscar: A Life

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Thu 3 Oct

Oscar Wilde was a paradox: a socialite who died almost alone, the natural wit who wanted to write tragedy, and a snob who saw through society’s pretence. In the first major biography in thirty years, Matthew Sturgis has drawn on a wealth of new material placing the playwright afresh in the context of his age. “Page-turning,” Sunday Times. “Sumptuous,” Craig Brown. [604]

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