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Merlin Holland (7K)
Merlin Holland






Tuesday 30 January 2001, 18.15-19.30
Merlin Holland on

Oscar Wilde Goes West
The American lecture tour to publicise D’Oyly Carte’s production of Patience made Wilde a transatlantic celebrity. His encounters with fans, hillbillies, cowboys and miners are well documented, as is his exhortation to American matrons to embrace the Beautiful - if they could. Now Merlin Holland, the grandson of Oscar Wilde and consultant to the British Library exhibition, tells us more in a slide-illustrated lecture full of surprises.
Merlin Holland’s new edition of Wilde’s letters and his illustrated book The Wilde Album are both published by Fourth Estate.

£5.00; £3.50 concessions

"I have nothing to declare but my genius."


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