Reader's note

Penguin's Famous Trials series comprised 10 books, all published with green crime covers, except for this one, which describes the three trials of Oscar Wilde at the Old Bailey, and which has the classic Penguin orange cover. It is interesting to speculate on why they made the alteration for the 7th book while returning to green for the following three. Perhaps it was because Oscar Wilde was a writer, or perhaps it was because the misdemeanours with which he was charged were relatively trivial, notwithstanding the comments of Sir John Bridge when he remanded Wilde and the co-accused Alfred Taylor in custody, that 'there [was] no worse crime than that with which the prisoners [were] charged.' Or perhaps it was simply an oversight. This Orange Penguin will not only make a fascinating read into Oscar Wilde's trial but it adds a pop of colour to any bookshelf!

Famous Trails 7 - Oscar Wilde

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Title: Famous Trails 7 - Oscar Wilde

Author: H. Montgomery Hyde

Publisher: Penguin

Publication Date: 1962

Format: Softback

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