The Life of Oscar Wilde - Hesketh PearsonLondon: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1946, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the spine and further nicks and chips. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs ; Portrait to the frontispiece;
From the cover: “Helped by the records of those who met Oscar Wilde when he dominated social and theatrical London, Pearson has added much fresh material of his own, having collected information from those who knew Wilde well, notably the actor-managers who produced his plays, Sir Herbert Tree and Sir George Alexander, both of whom recalled talks with the dramatist which the present biographer wrote down at the time and for which Pearson afterwards obtained their confirmation. Some of Wilde’s stories, as well as the conversational originals of several witticisms in his plays, also make their first appearance in this book. The result is a full-length portrait and comprehensive biography of one whom, according to himself, put his genius into his life, his talent only into his works.”