The Portrait of Mr. W.H. (Penguin Classics 60s)

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One of 60 low-priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin's 60th anniversary. All the titles are extracts from "Penguin Classics" titles.

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'The Portrait of Mr W. H. is part literary criticism, part fiction; its wit and energy derive from Wilde's insight that the more impassioned the critic, the less easy it becomes to separate these two kinds of writing...Wilde's Portrait remains a fresh and moving account of the enduring power of the Sonnets to beguile their readers.' --Times Literary Supplement

'What lifts this above the kind of delightful mind-game that Borges was to do so well is not just the way that we are three-quarters prepared to accept Wilde's thesis - although that's quite a remarkable achievement. It's also that Wilde made the world believe that there really was something privately special about art.' --The Guardian

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Irish-born Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), notorious for his flamboyant and unorthodox lifestyle, is best remembered for the theatrical masterpiece, 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. Peter Ackroyd began his literary career as a poet before moving into fiction. His recent masterpieces include 'London: The Biography', and biographies of Wilde, Dickens and T.S. Eliot amongst others.

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