Wilde in America : Oscar Wilde and the invention of modern celebrity / David M. Friedman.

By: Friedman, David M, 1949- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]Edition: First editionDescription: 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780393063172 (hbk.) :; 0393063178 (hbk.) :Subject(s): Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Travel -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 828/.809 LOC classification: PR5823 | .F74 2014Summary: Oscar Wilde was hired to go to America to promote a Gilbert & Sullivan work by presenting lectures on interior decorating. But Wilde had his own business plan. He would go to promote himself. And he did, traveling some 15,000 miles and visiting 150 American cities as he created a template for fame creation that still works today.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-294) and index.

Oscar Wilde was hired to go to America to promote a Gilbert & Sullivan work by presenting lectures on interior decorating. But Wilde had his own business plan. He would go to promote himself. And he did, traveling some 15,000 miles and visiting 150 American cities as he created a template for fame creation that still works today.

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