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Oscar Wilde and a death of no importance

by Gyles Brandreth

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wilde, Oscar, -- 1854-1900 -- Fiction,
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan, -- Sir, -- 1859-1930 -- Fiction,
  • Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGyles Brandreth.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6052.R2645 O73 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination347 p. ;
    Number of Pages347
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19972530M
    ISBN 101416534830
    ISBN 109781416534839
    LC Control Number2007003958

    Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance audiobook, by Gyles Brandreth London, Oscar Wilde, celebrated poet, wit, playwright, and raconteur is the literary sensation of his age. All Europe lies at his feet. Yet when he chances across the naked corpse of sixteen-year-old Billy Wood, posed by candlelight in a dark stifling attic room, he cannot ignore the brutal. The Importance of Being Earnest opened on February 14 at St. James' Theatre, beginning a run of 86 performances to standing ovations. On Febru the Marquis of Queensberry left a card for Wilde at his club, the Albemarle Club. It read: "To Oscar Wilde, posing as .

    Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance Publisher's Summary London, Oscar Wilde, celebrated poet, wit, playwright, and raconteur is the literary sensation of his age. Author Oscar Wilde was known for his acclaimed works including 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' as well as his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous Born:

    Wilde's play A Woman of No Importance premiered in The comedies An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest premiered in early Earnest was Wilde's last play, and is considered his best for its dead-on satire. Wilde's plays mined for comedy the intricate rules of Victorian courtship and social interactions. Oscar Wilde makes a stylish sleuth in this clever series debut from Brandreth, a British author best known as a biographer (John Gielgud: An Actor's Life, etc.).Narrating the tale from his old age.


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Oscar Wilde and a death of no importance by Gyles Brandreth Download PDF EPUB FB2

OSCAR WILDE AND A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE (Hist Mys-Oscar Wilde/Robert Sherard-England) – G+ Brandreth, Gyles – 1st in series Touchstone,US Trade paperback – ISBN: First Sentence: My name is Robert Sherard, and I was a friend of Oscar Wilde/5. Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Murder Mystery Series Book 1) - Kindle edition by Brandreth, Gyles.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Murder Mystery Series Book 1)/5(48).

Oscar Wilde and The Candlelight Murders und Oscar Wilde and a Death of no Importance sind zwei identische Bücher, d.h. Candlelight ist die Englische, und Death of no Importance ist die amerikanische Version.

Ich bin darauf hereingefallen und habe jetzt 2x dasselbe Buch. Ärgerlich!. theres/5(41). Told by Wilde's contemporary -- poet Robert Sherard -- this novel provides a fascinating and evocative portrait of the great playwright and his own "consulting detective," Sherlock Holmes creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.

(Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance was first published in the UK as Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders.). Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Murder Mystery Series Book 1) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5(41).

For a formulation of Oscar's personal opinion, see page Creative Tips for Enhancing Your Book Club. The main characters of this book are all well-known authors in their own rights. Choose one of the works of Oscar Wilde, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, or Robert Sherard as the book for your next book-club reading.

Much more than a mystery, Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance would make a great choice for book club discussion and, conveniently, comes with a built in reading group guide.

The book also contains biographical notes, a discussion with the author and "Creative Tips for Enhancing Book Clubs". Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance was first published in the UK in May as Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders.

The next book in a planned series of nine, Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death, will be published in the UK in May It takes place in and introduces the reader to Bram Stoker, the creator of Dracula.

Oscar Wilde makes a stylish sleuth in this clever series debut from Brandreth, a British author best known as a biographer (John Gielgud: An Actor's Life, etc.).

Narrating the tale from his old age, poet Robert Sherard enjoys recalling the summer ofwhen his friend Wilde was. A young artist’s model has been murdered, and legendary wit Oscar Wilde enlists his friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard to help him investigate.

But when they arrive at the scene of the crime they find no sign of the gruesome killing—save one small spatter of blood, high on the ed on: Janu The first in the series was published in England as "Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders", and in the U.S.

as "Oscar Wilde and the Death of No Importance". This second in the series, "Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death", is the British edition/5(39).

Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance An appellation articulated and coined in the twenty-first century, “bromance” well describes Gyles Brandreth’s ~. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance: A Mystery (1) (Oscar Wilde Murder Mystery Series) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.

Oscar Wilde, celebrated poet, wit, playwright, and raconteur is the literary sensation of his age. All Europe lies at his feet. Yet when he chances across the naked corpse of sixteen-year-old Billy Wood, posed by candlelight in a dark stifling attic room, he cannot ignore the brutal murder.

Editions for Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Pa. Wilde dazzles the duo with the harrowing tale of his discovery of the corpse of teenage beauty Billy Wood in a remote flat on the previous afternoon.

When all three rush to the scene, they find no body but traces of blood on the wall. Wilde expertly examines the evidence and launches into one of several Holmesian flights of deduction. Get this from a library. Oscar Wilde and a death of no importance. [Gyles Daubeney Brandreth] -- Lovers of historical mystery will relish this chilling Victorian tale based on real events and cloaked in authenticity.

Best of all, it casts British literature's most fascinating and controversial. Get this from a library. Oscar Wilde and a death of no importance.

[Gyles Daubeney Brandreth] -- Originally published: Oscar Wilde and the candlelight murders. London: John Murray, Oscar Wilde, poet, wit, and playwright, friend of Arthur Conan Doyle, and Robert Sherard, great-grandson of Wordsworth, investigate murders in Victorian England, Scotland, and France: Book 1 Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance.

Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance () introduces an unusually observant amateur sleuth: Oscar Wilde, poet, wit, and playwright. When Wilde discovers the murdered body of a beautiful young man, he enlists his friends Robert Sherard, great-grandson of Wordsworth, and Arthur Conan Doyle, who has just published his first Sherlock Holmes story, to help him examine the scene 5/5(5).

Oscar Wilde (–) was an Irish writer and poet. He became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early s. Wilde's life continues to fascinate and he has been the subject of numerous biographies since his death.

Concerned about the /5(2).The man was Oscar Wilde, poet and playwright, and literary sensation of the age. The dead boy was Billy Wood, a male prostitute of no importance. I was not there when Oscar discovered the butchered body of Billy Wood, but I saw him a few hours later, and I was the first to whom he gave an account of what he had seen that sultry afternoon in the.Oscar Wilde, in full Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, (born OctoDublin, Ireland—died NovemParis, France), Irish wit, poet, and dramatist whose reputation rests on his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (), and on his comic masterpieces Lady Windermere’s Fan () and The Importance of Being Earnest ().