Book #58168

Ripe Was the Drowsy Hour: the Age of Oscar Wilde - 1st Edition/1st Printing

J. E. Chamberlin

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: The Seabury Press, 1977.
ISBN: 0816493081

Price: $40.00

A Near Fine first Printing of the First Edition that has some starting to the spine hinge in a lightly scuffed yet Fine dust-jacket.

J.E. Chamberlin's Ripe Was the Drowsy Hour: the Age of Oscar Wilde is the definitive biography of one of the most illustrious writers of the Victorian era. Chamberlin provides a readable and well-researched history of Wilde's life and work, from his birth in 1854 to his death in 1900. He discusses Wilde's homosexuality, his theatrical career, and his writing, including his famous plays and poems. Chamberlin also provides a wealth of interesting information about the times in which Wilde lived and worked, including the rise of feminism, the development of the English language, and the changing attitudes towards religion.; 8vo; 222 pages.