SAINT OSCAR, by Terry Eagleton


SAINT OSCAR, by Terry Eagleton


Script of the play. Second edition, 1990. Very rare. Excellent condition.



Script of the play. Second edition (1990). Excellent condition.

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The story of Oscar Wilde and his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas and  his mother Lady ‘Speranza’ Wilde. An intensely intelligent, often hilarious account of Wilde’s richly undeserved martyrdom.

Effortlessly witty, self-punishing, detesting nature and commonsense, a fake Irishman affecting an upper-class English accent, Oscar Wilde moves towards a final confrontation with Sir Edward Carson. As Carson tries desperately to create a future for Ulster Unionism, Wilde mocks the contradictions on which he and Carson are impaled.


First published in 1989 by Field Day

Reprinted 1990

ISBN 0946755-18-3


Terry Eagleton is a literary theorist, critic and public intellectual. He is currently Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University, Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland and Distinguished Visiting Professor of English Literature at the University of Notre Dame.