The Green Carnation

The Green Carnation
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Robert Hichens. Jacket design by John Parsons.

Unicorn Press. London. 1949. Reprint. First published in 1894. Hardback; green buckram-bound boards, dust jacket. xvi, 176 pages. English. 195 x 125mm. 0.3kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear, small abrasion to rear jacket, browning to top-edge and spine of jacket, not price-clipped; neat owner's inscription to front free endpaper.

Robert Hichens' scandalous novel based on the words and lives of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, both of whom the author knew. The work first appeared in 1894 and was withdrawn from circulation a year later, but not before it had added to the damage inflicting Wilde's reputation. This 1949, published over fifty years after the original, was the first time it appeared again in Britain. It contains a new introduction from Hichens. With a striking Beardsley-esque cover by John Parsons.