More Adey: Oscar Wilde's Forgotten Friend


Seeney

Published - 12 November 2021

Softbound: 15.6 x 23.4 cm., 238 pp.
19 black and white illustrations.

ISBN 978 1904201 33 5
£15.00 / $20.00

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Wilde's Wittiest Woman: Ada Leverson's Uncollected Writings

edited by Michael Seeney

Ada Leverson is best remembered today as the staunch friend of Oscar Wilde - the woman he called "Sphinx", who met him on the morning of his release from prison. But with his support she was a theatre critic and prolific contributor to a number of magazines. After Wilde's death she became a popular novelist, publishing six novels between 1907 and 1914, as well as her own recollections of Wilde in 1930.

Her periodical contributions have never before been collected; this book brings together over sixty of them from Punch, The Sketch and The Yellow Book, including her parodies of Wilde, Beerbohm and other writers of the period. The parodies of Beardsley and Ricketts by E T Reed which accompanied her Punch pieces are also reproduced.



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