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Born in Dublin in 1854 Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was educated at Oxford where he achieved a double first. His reputation as a dramatist, poet, and novelist was established in only seven years; from his first short story The Happy Prince to The Importance of Being Earnest in 1895. He died in Paris in 1900 ruined by a notorious libel case and two years in Reading gaol.

On 18th February 1895, the Marquess of Queensberry left a visiting card at the Albemarle Club on which he had written: To Oscar Wilde posing as a sodomite. The accusation led to a series of three trials and the imprisonment of Wilde. This compelling dramatic recreation has been carefully compiled from the original trial transcripts.

Performed almost entirely by Martin Jarvis taking the parts of barristers, witnesses, judge, jury, and, of course, Oscar Wilde. It captures the flavour of the trials exactly.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jen | 5/3/2011

    " I loved this book so much. Now I'm hooked and I have to get them all!
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Keiran | 3/10/2011

    " I loved the book but found robert bloody irritating! This is pretty much copy catting Sherlock Holmes so good job I like Holmes ha? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Wiggie | 2/1/2011

    " Enjoyable, if a bit slight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mandy | 12/29/2010

    " I am a fan of Oscar Wilde and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle both. I enjoyed the wit of Wilde paired with the presence of Holmes even though Conan Doyle was a background character for many parts of the novel. "

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About the Author
Author Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth is a prominent BBC broadcaster, theater producer, novelist, and biographer. He has written bestselling biographies of Britain’s royal family and an acclaimed diary of his years as a Member of Parliament. He lives in London with his family.