Oscar Wilde, the importance of being Irish
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Oscar Wilde, the importance of being Irish by Davis Coakley

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Published by Town House in Dublin .
Written in English


  • Wilde, Oscar, -- 1854-1900 -- Biography,
  • Wilde, Oscar, -- 1854-1900 -- Contemporary Ireland,
  • Authors, Irish -- 19th century -- Biography,
  • Gay men -- Ireland -- Biography,
  • Ireland -- Intellectual life -- 19th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-242) and index

StatementDavis Coakley
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 246 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15003125M
ISBN 101860590020

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