Truly Wilde

The Unsettling Story Of Dolly Wilde, Oscar's Niece

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On Sale

Dec 6, 2001

Page Count

480 Pages

ISBN-13

9780306810794

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Born a scant three months after her uncle Oscar’s notorious arrest, raised in the shadow of the greatest scandal of the turn of the twentieth century, Dolly Wilde attracted people of taste and talent wherever she went. Brilliantly witty, charged with charm, a “born writer,” she drenched her prodigious talents in liquids, burnt up her opportunities in flamboyant affairs, and died as she lived—repeating her uncle’s history of excess, collapse, and ruin. In this biography, Joan Schenkar has created both a captivating portrait of Dolly and a cultural history of Natalie Clifford Barney’s remarkable Parisian salon—frequented by Janet Flanner, Mina Loy, Djuna Barnes—in which she shone so brightly.

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