Colm Tóibín: Mrs Oscar Wilde, 10 May 2012
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John Murray, 374 pp., £9.99, February 2012, 978 1 84854 164 1Show More
The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition by Oscar Wilde, edited by Nicholas Frankel.
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“... much as design, and that things might have been otherwise. There is evidence too that his wife, Constance, rather than being the ‘exasperating, tiresome, silly’ figure imagined by people such as Yeats’s father, was a complex woman of some intelligence, and that the marriage was neither a mistake nor a misunderstanding. There is also evidence that ...”