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Green carnations

Folio Society and National Portrait Gallery books - The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Oscar Wilde and His Circle by Simon Callow

Oscar Wilde is so strongly associated with green carnations that designers for the National Portrait Gallery of London and the Folio Society felt compelled to include this motif in the cover designs for Oscar Wilde and His Circle and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Find out why …

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Which poisonous yellow book?

Sepia photo of Oscar Wilde holding a book that has been digitally coloured yellow

The secret of Raoul, Dorian and Oscar “’Zola,’ said Mr Gorby thoughtfully, taking down a flimsy yellow book rather tattered. ‘I’ve heard of him; if his novels are as bad as his reputation I shouldn’t care to read them.” Fergus Hume, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886), Chapter 6   “I prefer books … in yellow covers.” The blackmailer

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