Oscar Wilde’s gift to governor who let him read in Reading gaol up for auction | Books | theguardian.com

'A great and noble kindness' … Oscar Wilde in 1893. Photograph: Roger Viollet/Getty Images

An edition of The Importance of Being Earnest personally inscribed by Oscar Wilde to the prison governor who the playwright said did him "a great and noble kindness" in allowing him access to reading and writing materials will be auctioned for thousands of pounds this summer.

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