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Letters of Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (1890-1895)

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In this second volume of Oscar Wilde's letters, readers are given a fascinating glimpse into the life and mind of the renowned writer during a tumultuous period of his life. From his successes to his scandals, Wilde's letters provide a candid and intimate view of his thoughts, feelings, and relationships with other notable figures of the time.

Wilde's wit and charm shine through in each letter, showcasing his talent as a wordsmith and his ability to captivate readers with his prose. His correspondence with friends, family, and fellow writers offers insight into his creative process, his struggles with fame, and his genuine love for those closest to him.

The editor's annotations and introduction provide valuable context and background information, enhancing the reader's understanding of the letters and the historical context in which they were written. Overall, this collection of letters is a must-read for anyone interested in the life and work of Oscar Wilde, offering a unique and personal perspective on one of the most iconic figures in literary history.

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This second collection of the correspondence of Oscar Wilde includes letters written when the Irish playwright was at the height of his success. Wilde defends several of his works from criticism and even censorship, and writes "prose poems" to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, that will eventually be read out in court. The letters, some of which have been excerpted or redacted, are sourced from auction catalogues, newspapers, biographies, and other texts in the public domain. For a complete collection of Wilde's letters, please see "The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde," edited by Merlin Holland and Rupert Hart-Davis. - Summary by Rob Marland


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