Search Results: "Wallis Wilde-Menozzi"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Evocative and moving. (27 b&w photos, not seen)"
A poignant and poetic memoir of an American woman's life in Parma, Italy. Read full book review >

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Released: April 23, 2013

"An up-and-down but useful collection to haul on a trip to Rome."
An American writer's dreamy incantations on many decades living between Rome and Parma. Read full book review >

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WALLIS by Anne Edwards
Released: May 16, 1991

"Even in a fictional treatment, Edwards does not really step outside familiar Wally-and-the-Duke popular outlines, but she offers plenty of diversion—in a cheerfully empathic portrait highlighted with a bit of wry amusement."
In addition to several novels and celeb biographies (Garland, Hepburn, etc.), Edwards has given a touch-and-glow treatment to British royals like Queen Mary (1984) and Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret (1990). Read full book review >

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WILDE WEST by Walter Satterthwait
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 1991

"More like an extended—and marvelously relaxed—dinner party than a detective story, though Doc Holliday, who's been hovering around Wilde since the beginning of the book, provides a lovely last-minute surprise."
Yes, it's Oscar Wilde in the unlikely role of detective, as a trail of dead redheaded prostitutes along his 1882 tour route of the Old West makes it clear that someone in his company (black valet Henry Villiers? shrewd business manager Jack Vail? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"A good bit of journalistic documentation related in lackluster writing."
Overly detailed look at the expert manipulations of an attractive young Parisian on the make and the English prince who fell for her. Read full book review >

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Released: April 21, 1994

"Most likely, he would also applaud this book, a fanciful and operatic production."
In a richly allusive and imaginative portrait, Schmidgall (Literature as Opera and Shakespeare as Opera) analyzes the aspects of Oscar Wilde's life, character, reputation, and performance as a gay man living in the closing decade of the 19th century from the perspective of contemporary, post-Stonewall gay culture. Read full book review >

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WILDE LAKE by Laura Lippman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Although she overamps some reveals and shortchanges others, Lippman as always treads the fine line between certainty and amazement."
Lippman (Hush Hush, 2015, etc.) takes familiar themes to a new locale as she traces a family's journey from raucous Baltimore to the meticulously planned community of Columbia, Maryland. Read full book review >

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THE FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE by Oscar Wilde
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Classic tales wonderfully adorned with Brent's lustrous, jewel-toned illumination. (Stories/Fiction. All ages)"
After over 100 years, Wilde's fairy tales have lost none of their tragic beauty, or their sly humor, to which these nine bear witness. Read full book review >

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COLLINS COMPLETE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE by Oscar Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A necessary volume for libraries and a very welcome one for those wishing to explore more of the facets of one of the most original minds of late—Victorian England."
paper 0-00-472383-X Almost from the moment of his death in1900, Oscar Wilde's astonishingly large and diverse body of work has been dismissed by a succession of critics as mediocre, distinguished only by—in the words of the Times Literary Supplement——one perfect play, one memorable poem, and —De Profundis.—— This hefty gathering of his plays, stories, poems, essays, and criticism has been continuously in print in England since 1948, suggesting that a persistent body of readers feels otherwise. Read full book review >

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Wilde Stories 2013 by Steve Berman
Released: June 15, 2013

"An impressive collection brimming with originality."
Editor Berman (Wilde Stories 2012, etc.) compiles an eerie, moving volume of gay-themed speculative fiction. Read full book review >