Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death

Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death

'I see murder in this unhappy hand.

Author: Gyles Brandreth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848543737

Category: Fiction

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'I see murder in this unhappy hand...' When Mrs Robinson, palmist to the Prince of Wales, reads Oscar Wilde's palm she cannot know what she has predicted. Nor can Oscar know what he has set in motion when, that same evening, he proposes a game of 'Murder' in which each of his Sunday Supper Club guests must write down those whom they would like to kill. For the fourteen 'victims' begin to die mysteriously, one by one, and in the order in which their names were drawn from the bag...With growing horror, Wilde and his confidantes Robert Sherard and Arthur Conan Doyle, realise that one of their guests that evening must be the murderer. In a race against time, Wilde will need all his powers of deduction and knowledge of human behaviour before he himself -- the thirteenth name on the list -- becomes the killer's next victim.
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Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder

Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder

Manufactured in the United States of America 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 Library of
Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Brandreth, Gyles Daubeney. [Oscar
Wilde and the ring of death] Oscar Wilde and a game called murder / Gyles ...

Author: Gyles Brandreth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416580270

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The second witty installment in an astonishingly authentic historical mystery series featuring detective Oscar Wilde and his partner in crime, Arthur Conan Doyle It's 1892, and Wilde is the toast of London, riding high on the success of his play Lady Windemere's Fan. While celebrating with friends at a dinner party he conjures up a game called "murder" that poses the question: Who would you most like to kill? Wilde and friends -- including Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, and poet Robert Sherard (the novel's narrator) -- write the names of their "victims" on pieces of paper and choose them one by one. After leaving the party, Wilde scoffs at the suggestion that he may have instigated a very dangerous game indeed.... The very next day, the game takes an all-too- sinister turn when the first "victim" turns up dead. Soon Wilde and his band of amateur detectives must travel through the realms of politics, theatre, and even boxing to unearth whose misguided passions have the potential to become deadly poisons...not only for the perpetrator of the seemingly perfect crimes but also for the trio of detectives investigating them. Richly atmospheric and as entertaining as Wilde himself, this book is the second in a series destined to delight mystery readers and fans of historical fiction alike.
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The Sherlock Holmes Journal

The Sherlock Holmes Journal

Seymour Hicks , who died in 1949 , was knighted in 1935 , not in 1953 ... main
reservation is that there's simply not enough here to justify the very high price . ...
RJ But my Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death by Gyles Brandreth . John Murray ...

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Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders

Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders

In 1892 Arthur Conan Doyle, exhausted by his creation Sherlock Holmes, retires to the spa at Bad Homburg.

Author: Gyles Brandreth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848545281

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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In 1892 Arthur Conan Doyle, exhausted by his creation Sherlock Holmes, retires to the spa at Bad Homburg. But his rest cure does not go as planned. The first person he encounters is Oscar Wilde, and when the two friends make a series of macabre discoveries amongst the portmanteau of fan mail Conan Doyle has brought to answer - a severed finger, a lock of hair and finally an entire severed hand - the game is once more afoot. The trail leads to Rome, to the very heart of the Eternal City, the Vatican itself. Pope Pius IX has just died. These are uncertain times. To uncover the mystery and why the creator of Sherlock Holmes has been summoned in this way, Oscar and Conan Doyle must penetrate the innermost circle of the Catholic Church - seven men who have a very great deal to lose.
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The Moral Vision of Oscar Wilde

The Moral Vision of Oscar Wilde

[ The First Soldier approaches . Herodias draws from the hand of the Tetrarch the
ring of death , and gives it to the Soldier , who straightway bears it to the
Executioner . The Executioner looks scared . ] Who has taken my ring ? There
was a ring ...

Author: Philip K. Cohen

Publisher: Associated University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015000685605

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 287

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Works of Oscar Wilde and Henry James in and on the Theatre

Works of Oscar Wilde and Henry James in and on the Theatre

Bernhardt tried to present the work in England was one instance in his career in
which Wilde was provoked beyond his ... Herod finally orders the death of
Jokanaan not by verbal command but by removing the ring of death from his
finger .

Author: Jeffrey Patrick Harkins

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ISBN: MINN:31951001216255M

Category: Dramatic criticism

Page: 386

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Oscar Wilde a Collection of Critical Essays

Oscar Wilde  a Collection of Critical Essays

Why come you now ? You , whom I cannot cease With pure and perfect hate to
hate ? Go , ring The death - bell with a deep , triumphant toll ! Say you , my friend
sits by me still ? Ah , peace ! Call you this thing my friend ? this nameless thing ?

Author: Richard Ellmann

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ISBN: UOM:39015000563786

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 180

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The career and accomplishments of the brilliant writer whose war against the Establishment ended with his imprisonment and disgrace.
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The Portable Oscar Wilde

The Portable Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Richard Aldington, Stanley Weintraub. ( The first Soldier approaches
. HERODIAS draws from the hand of the Tetrarch the ring of death , and gives it to
the Soldier , who straightway bears it to the Executioner . The Executioner ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: UOM:49015002587021

Category: Fiction

Page: 741

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Includes The Picture of Dorian Gray, De Profundis, Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as poems, essays, anecdotes and sayings.
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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Selected Plays Oscar Wilde. SECOND SOLDIER : Oh no ! The Tetrarch sent him
the ring . THE CAPPADOCIAN : What ring ? SECOND SOLDIER : The death ring
. So he was not afraid . THE CAPPADOCIAN : Yet it is a terrible thing to strangle ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

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ISBN: 158726126X

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The Annotated Oscar Wilde

The Annotated Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Harford Montgomery Hyde. 8 10 14 15. Millicent Murby in the first
English ... The Tetrarch sent him the ring . THE CAPPADOCIAN : What ring ?
SECOND SOLDIER : The death - ring . So he was not afraid . THE
CAPPADOCIAN ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

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ISBN: UOM:39015005584712

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 487

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Verzameld werk van de Ierse auteur (1854-1900)
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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde. SECOND SOLDIER Oh no ! The Tetrarch sent him the ring . THE
CAPPADOCIAN What ring ? SECOND SOLDIER The death ring . So he was not
afraid . THE CAPPADOCIAN Yet it is a terrible thing to strangle a king .

Author: Oscar Wilde

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The Complete Writings of Oscar Wilde

The Complete Writings of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde. SECOND SOLDIER Oh no ! The Tetrarch sent him the ring . THE
CAPPADOCIAN What ring ? SECOND SOLDIER The death ring . So he was not
afraid . THE CAPPADOCIAN Yet it is a terrible thing to strangle a king .

Author: Oscar Wilde

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ISBN: NYPL:33433076026701

Category: English literature

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The Works of Oscar Wilde

The Works of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde. of myrrh , thou who art the dove of all doves , look not at this man ,
look not at him ! Do not speak such words to him . I cannot ... I gave him a little
box of perfumes and ear - rings wrought in silver , and now he has killed himself !
Ah , did he not ... Did I not tell thee that I had heard in the palace the beatings of
the wings of the angel of death , and hath he not come , the angel of death ?
SALOMÉ ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

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ISBN: IND:30000004300400

Category: English literature

Page: 1114

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A collection of the works of Oscar Wilde including stories, plays, poems, letters, and essays.
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Untitled Biography

Untitled Biography

No further information has been provided for this title.

Author: Gyles Brandreth

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ISBN: 1444769588

Category: Authors, English

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Three sets of ocean liners, each destined to be of three vessels, dominated the Atlantic in the Edwardian era. The race to build the biggest and the best began with Mauretania and Lusitania in 1906, followed by the White Star Line's Olympic and Titanic in 1911-12. Each of these pairs was to see a larger sister, developed as a result of changes needed or desired as a result of operating the two earlier vessels, with Cunard's being Aquitania and White Star's, the ill-fated Britannic. Germany's answer to these British behemoths was the Albert-Ballin designed trio of Imperator, Vaterland and Bismarck. Through misfortune or war, two of these vessels would sink but the others led useful lives, with Aquitania surviving two world wars before being scrapped. Designed to be the absolute engineering achievements of their time, these nine vessels dominated the Atlantic. J. Kent Layton tells the story of the Edwardian Superliners in this fabulously illustrated volume, showcasing many images previously unpublished and never before seen. Rarely can one describe a book as definitive, but this volume truly deserves the accolade.
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Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

Herodias draws from the hand of the Tetrarch the ring of death , and gives it to the
soldier , who straightway bears it to the Executioner . The Executioner looks
scared . ] Who has taken my ring ? There was a ring on my right hand . Who has ...

Author: Oscar Wilde

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ISBN: PSU:000053891884

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

58 Although the argument is not fully worked out , Wilde suggests through these
images that the critical spirit can bring about just ... anticipated by Wilde ' s
concluding sentence here : In the torch race which the Greek boys ran from the
Cerameican field of death to the ... In A House of Pomegranates , Wilde continues
to ring the changes on ' states of nature ' , but the lapse now becomes the central
theme .

Author: Rodney Shewan

Publisher: London [etc.] : Macmillan

ISBN: UOM:39015000680507

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Page: 239

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The Plays of Oscar Wilde

The Plays of Oscar Wilde

Alan Bird, Oscar Wilde. to the confines of a prison ... She shows her ring — the
Duchess ' s ring — to the soldiers who leave the cell . Looking on the sleeping ...
Guido clasps her to him : and the rest is silence : death . Guido cland ' s heard .

Author: Alan Bird

Publisher: London : Vision Press

ISBN: UOM:39015001794380

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Monstrous Martyrdoms

Monstrous Martyrdoms

OSCAR ( nodding ) : And now he has sent me a poem which is a portent . I feel I '
m on the brink of a ... Famous for a bout with Oscar Wilde which left both
contestants dead in the ring . It ended in death . It had begun in death : My
brother ' s .

Author: Eric Bentley

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books

ISBN: UOM:39015010739962

Category: Drama

Page: 248

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Death Lifts the Latch

Death Lifts the Latch

No one in particular . A woman of no importance . - OSCAR WILDE . THE
SECOND TRILL had died away and she was nerving herself to ring a third time
when she heard the sound of feet slowly approaching from the other side of the
door .

Author: Lucy Beatrice Malleson

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ISBN: MINN:31951002076079M

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