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Wilde News: Newly discovered items, books from his library and more December 12, 2014 – Posted in: Content, In the Stacks, Libraries

Oscar Wilde as an undergradute A couple of recent Oscar Wilde related happenings instigated this look into the holdings available through the DPLA. First there is a new program produced by KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station, which highlights the unparalleled Oscar Wilde collection that resides at The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles. Then we found out that The Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The National Library of the Netherlands, has discovered in its holdings five books from…

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A Birthday Salute to Oscar Wilde October 16, 2014 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

  “The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.” — “The Soul of Man Under Socialism” Photo by  Napoleon Sarony Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3. Published by London Leonard Smithers 1898, First edition, one of 800 copies printed on handmade paper. Buy.     Oscar Wilde was our first literary rock star whose work continues to be widely read and his plays regularly produced. His epic 1882 tour of America has been referred to as…

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