Today is the birthday of Oscar Wilde, born in 1854. He was an Irish writer and poet. fter writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), his plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. Author, Oscars Wild Quotes, Inspiration, Oscarwilde, Book, Dorian Gray, Writers, People, Oscar Wilde
As it's National Library Week, we thought we'd have a little root around in our Out Of Print Library in Oxford to see if we could find an old bookish treasure that our library is keeping safe. And look! What a cover! This is our 1962 edition (we believe) of The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, translated by Harry Carter.
Lauren Bacall et Humphrey Bogart En 1951 Lauren Bacall et son mari Humphrey Bogart assistent à la cérémonie des Oscars à Los Angeles, durant laquelle l'acteur américain remporte l'Oscar du meilleur acteur pour son rôle dans le film The African Queen. En 2009, l'actrice recevra elle aussi un Oscar pour l'ensemble de sa carrière. Photo: Frank Worth, Courtesy of Emage International/Getty Images