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Table Talk Oscar Wilde

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"For the true melody and majesty of [Wilde's] voice...we may turn with confidence to these hitherto uncollected stories. Here lie the foundations of his unique genius"--from the foreword by Peter Ackroyd. "I have a new story..."--when Oscar Wilde uttered those words, even his enemies leaned in close to listen, for his legendary wit and wisdom enchanted everyone in person as on the printed page. (Some even thought he was better in conversation than in writing.) For the first time, a century after his death, a collection of Wilde's spoken stories reveals the true scope of his genius. 42 bite-size literary gems shine with humor, intelligence, and surprising twists and turns. Some were set on paper by Wilde himself, others were jotted down by friends, family, and guests at Wilde's table. Painstakingly researched, each with an illuminating introduction, and illustrated with prints and photographs of the period, these tales weave pure magic. They include modern stories and anecdotes, fantasies (often based on Irish folktales), biblical sagas, and prose poems. A treasured invitation to "dinner" with Wilde that no lover of literature would miss!

Synopsis:

For the first time in a book, a century after his death, a collection of Wilde's "spoken stories" reveals the scope of his genius. 42 bite-size literary gems shine with humor, intelligence, and surprising twists and turns. Painstakingly researched, each with an illuminating introduction, and illustrated with period prints and photographs, these tales weave pure magic. They include modern stories and anecdotes, fantasies (often based on Irish folktales), biblical sagas, and prose poems. "...perfect for reading aloud."--The Advocate.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780304355945
Editor:
Wright, Thomas
Foreword:
Wilde, Oscar
Editor:
Wright, Thomas
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Author:
Wright, Thomas
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Publisher:
Cassell
Location:
London
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Wilde, Oscar
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
BG-JUVENILE PROP - BG-NON-FICTION
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20010630
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 b/w illus.,
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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Table Talk Oscar Wilde
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For the first time in a book, a century after his death, a collection of Wilde's "spoken stories" reveals the scope of his genius. 42 bite-size literary gems shine with humor, intelligence, and surprising twists and turns. Painstakingly researched, each with an illuminating introduction, and illustrated with period prints and photographs, these tales weave pure magic. They include modern stories and anecdotes, fantasies (often based on Irish folktales), biblical sagas, and prose poems. "...perfect for reading aloud."--The Advocate.

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