Edited by Rob Marland
Volume One: hardcover ISBN 9783982413402 (RRP £26/$37/€30); paperback ISBN 9783982413426 (RRP £16/$24/€19).
Volume Two: hardcover ISBN 9783982413419 (RRP £25/$34/€29); paperback ISBN 9783982413433 (RRP £15/$21/€18).
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This complete collection of Oscar Wilde’s interviews gives readers the opportunity to hear one of history’s greatest conversationalists in full flow. Newspaper interviewers repeatedly sought Wilde out for his “Oscarisms” – his trademark witty phrases – as well as his views on topics ranging from poetry to politics, and acting to architecture. The vast majority of Wilde’s interviews have never been reprinted since the nineteenth-century, and until now many have been unknown even to Wilde scholars. All 230 of Wilde’s known interviews are transcribed in this comprehensively annotated collection.
Volume One contains an introduction and the 1880–1882 interviews (502 pages, 15 B&W images). Volume Two contains the 1883–1900 interviews, over fifty interviews about Wilde by his contemporaries, burlesque interviews, other articles of interest, a list of as yet untraced interviews, and an index covering both volumes (440 pages, 8 B&W images). Interviews not in the English language are given in their original languages and as new English translations.
“This is a significant achievement … gives Wilde enthusiasts the opportunity to indulge themselves – and they should.” – Michael Seeney, The Wildean
“A magnificent achievement in research, transcription, editing, and annotation. Its importance to Wilde historians is matched only by the pleasure to be had for curious and casual readers. And the closest anyone will come to traveling back and spending time in conversation with Oscar Wilde.” – John Cooper, author of Oscar Wilde on Dress
“These interviews allow a better understanding of Wilde. Much more, they allow us to meet him and ask him some questions, even through the words of another. And who wouldn’t want to meet Oscar Wilde?” – Véronique Wilkin, Rue des Beaux-Arts