More Lives than One: The Remarkable Wilde Family through the Generations

April 8, 2021
More Lives than One: The Remarkable Wilde Family through the Generations

The story of Oscar Wilde and his extraordinary family is aremarkable one. His parents, the brilliant Sir William andflamboyant Lady Jane, also led amazing lives and experiencedtriumph and tragedy. His wife Constance Wilde had to change hername and live in exile until her death. An epic family saga againsta background of rebellion and famine, this has new revelations onOscar's time in prison, his father's cover up of his illegitimatedaughters' deaths and Oscar's mother's dire poverty before herdeath. By linking the generations a more complete picture emergesof a brilliant Irishman whose tragic fall still breaks the reader'sheart.