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The Portrait of Mr.W.H.

The Portrait of Mr.W.H. (Paperback, Unique complete ed)

By Wilde, Oscar
Foreword by Ackroyd, Peter

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Fascinated by the identity of the mysterious Mr W.H. to whom Shakespeare dedicated his sonnets, Oscar Wilde determined to prove to the world that it was in fact a gentleman by the name of Will Hughes.

ISBN 9781843910312
Published 1 February 2003 by Hesperus Press Ltd
Format Paperback, Unique complete ed
Series Hesperus Classics
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ISBN-13 9781843910312
ISBN-10 1843910314
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Hesperus Press Ltd
Imprint Hesperus Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 February 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Unique complete ed
Edition Unique complete ed
Author(s) By Wilde, Oscar
Foreword by Ackroyd, Peter
Series Hesperus Classics
Category Learning & Study Skills
English Language
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 10mm
Height: 195mm
Spine: 125mm
Weight 135g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Shakespeare, William
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school;General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code 112870

Description of this Book

Cambridge scholar Cyril Graham spent his days performing in Shakespeare's plays, and being somewhat effeminate in nature, he was cast in the female roles. And then he made a rather startling discovery - the W.H. of the sonnets could be none other than Will Hughes, the boy-actor of Shakespeare's plays! But when no one shared this deep conviction, he resolved to find another way to convince them...

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Author's Bio

Irish-born Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), notorious for his flamboyant and unorthodox lifestyle, is best remembered for the theatrical masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest. Peter Ackroyd began his literary career as a poet before moving into fiction. His recent masterpieces include London: The Biography, and biographies of Wilde, Dickens and T.S. Eliot amongst others.

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