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PEARSON, H.: Life of Oscar Wilde (The) (Abridged)


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PEARSON, H.: Life of Oscar Wilde (The) (Abridged)

The remarkable and tragic story of Oscar Wilde, legendary wit and conversationalist, author of perhaps the most perfect comedy in the English language, yet seemingly doomed by his own flawed temperament to suffer at the hands of a censorious and hypocritical society…

Disc 1

  The Life Of Oscar Wilde
1.   The Early Years 00:10:03
2.   Oxford, Magdalen College And The Dons 00:09:02
3.   The Poet And The Aesthete 00:10:58
4.   Transatlantic Success 00:09:52
5.   On The Boulevards Of Paris And London 00:15:19
6.   More Lecture Tours And The Social Whirl 00:13:45
7.   A Writer Of Stories 00:10:27

Disc 2

  The Life Of Oscar Wilde
1.   The Picture Of Dorian Gray 00:03:45
2.   Tall, Thickset, With Heavy - Lidded Eyes 00:12:36
3.   Wilde, Frank Harris And Friends 00:08:38
4.   Wilde's Wit 00:13:36
5.   The Greatest Master Of Conversation 00:10:03
6.   Poor Aunt Jane 00:05:55
7.   Lady Windermere's Fan 00:13:08
8.   An Ideal Husband 00:04:52
9.   The Importance Of Being Earnest 00:06:52

Disc 3

  The Life Of Oscar Wilde
1.   Wilde's Homosexuality 00:05:26
2.   The Marquess Of Queensberry 00:12:11
3.   The Decision To Prosecute 00:04:57
4.   The Trial Begins, April 3 1895 00:03:31
5.   'The Train Has Gone' 00:06:38
6.   A Hunted Man 00:06:34
7.   In gaol 00:07:53
8.   Escape To France 00:07:32
9.   The Last Days In Paris 00:02:14

Total Playing Time: 03:35:47

Pearson, Hesketh

Beale, Simon Russell

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Biographies

Catalogue No: NA306812

Barcode: 0730099006828

Physical Release: 09/1995

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