Vyvyan HollandA legendary figure of his generation, Oscar Wilde rapidly became the most successful playwright and the most celebrated wit in de English-speaking world. However his downfall from being the darling of the salons to an object of the most vicious calumny was not only a remarkable cause célèbre but also a pitiful tragedy.
Vyvyan Holland, the son of Oscar Wilde, gives us many endearing glimpses of the private man, as well as the public figure. 'For simplicity and sympathy, for lack of rancour or special pleading, the ... text of his volume could not be bettered' (The Times Literary Supplement)
With 146 illustrations