Oscar Wilde: The Season of Sorrow (graphic biography)

Oscar Wilde: The Season of Sorrow (graphic biography)



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This graphic biography of Oscar Wilde focuses on perhaps the most important phase of the Irish writer’s life: his two years behind the iron bars and stone walls of the brutal Victorian prison system. Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde's grandson, has praised the "quality as well as the sensitivity" of The Season of Sorrow.

With two plays running in London’s West End and at the height of his success, Wilde was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years hard labour.

There are many biographies of Wilde, but The Season of Sorrow is the first in comics form. It tells the story of Wilde’s suffering under the cruel “silent system” in his own words, taken from his letters and from the memoirs of friends, prison guards, governors, inspectors, and chaplains.

My research on Oscar Wilde has been published in “The Wildean”, the journal of the Oscar Wilde Society.

Printed in black and white on 300gsm silk and matt card (covers) and 115gsm uncoated paper (interiors) by the lovely people at comicprintinguk. 124 pages. 123x177mm / approx 5x7in.

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47 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Lelie Dec 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love Oscar! Thank you for this tribute!

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Isaac Mar 30, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

This is such an amazing bio/comic!

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Taylor Forsyth Sep 10, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Truly one of the best, most special items I have purchased on Etsy. Amazing art and content. Very impressed.

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Geoff Apr 9, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This is a wonderfully produced book. The illustrations and detail are fantastic telling the story of Oscar Wilde in prison. Excellent!

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