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Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France

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"Be not inhospitable to strangers lest they be angels in disguise." WRITTEN above the doorway to the reading library of Shakespeare and Company bookshop, this quote describes the foundation upon which George Whitman, the store’s founder, built his business. Having also described the store as a “socialist utopia masquerading as a bookstore”, George was not a conventional capitalist, preferring to ...
Tomb of Oscar Wilde, Paris, France

Tomb of Oscar Wilde, Père Lachaise cemetery, Paris, France

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BORN the son of a philanthropic eye surgeon and a celebrated Irish poetess and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Oscar Wilde is widely considered to be one of the most notable writers of the Victorian era. Although his one novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, was not well-received in its time, his plays, such as The Importance of Being Earnest, ...

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