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September 13, 2008

Oscar Wilde playing cards

Oscar_wilde_beardsley Oscar Wilde playing cards created in 1986 by artist Rosita Fanto in association with Wilde biographer Richard Ellmann. (From John Coulthart). Fanto and Ellmann also created a card set based on James Joyce’s life and work. A statue of Oscar Wilde in Dublin

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