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How Oscar became Wilde - and other literary lives you never learned about in school

By: Engel, Elliot

1861058233 / 9781861058232
Paperback
19/05/2005
Stock expected by 10/08/2021
United Kingdom
18 cm xvi, 272 p.
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Originally published: as A dab of Dickens, a twist of Twain. New York: Pocket, 2002.

They are the icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analysed in countless classrooms, homes and pubs.

Yet for most readers, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics have remained unknown... until now! These concise and readable biographical profiles, anecdotes and behind-the-scenes tales will reveal why Sir Arthur Conan Doyle blamed his wife's death on Sherlock Holmes, how Charles Dickens's pet launched Edgar Allan Poe on his way to literary immortality and the strange connection between Jane Austen and Ernest Hemingway. Chaucer, the Brontes, Wilde, Hardy and Lawrence, you'll never look at these literary giants in the same way again.

BIC:

2AB English, BGH Biography: historical, political & military, DSB Literary studies: general

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