Oscar Wilde: A Study

Read by David Wales

(4.6 stars; 8 reviews)

This is a 1905 memoir of one great litterateur’s latter days written by another great litterateur. This recording omits the numerous footnotes and two letters in French untranslated by the translator. -Summary by david wales (1 hr 6 min)


Introductory Materials: Dedication, Wilde Poem, Translator's Note, Translator's… 11:37 Read by David Wales
Chapter 1 20:22 Read by David Wales
Chapter 2 10:04 Read by David Wales
Chapter 3 17:16 Read by David Wales
Chapters 4 and 5 7:35 Read by David Wales



(5 stars)

This is an interesting little book, that provides insight into the life of this great man from the point of view of a friend. It is sensitive and compassionate. It also further expands the picture of the great person and persona that is Oscar Wilde.

(5 stars)

Despite the somewhat wooden narration (in places) it was intriguing to hear of Gide's meetings and recollections of the words of Oscar Wilde. Like 'writing in water' will resonates within me. Wilde's tragic destruction and the importance of his few remaining friends struck me sharply and I was filled by pity.