The Great Gatsby


The Picture of Dorian Gray – Original Manuscript by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Original Manuscript by Oscar Wilde – SP Books publish limited edition copies of handwritten manuscripts, and their backlist includes The Great Gatsby and Frankenstein, which was released in February this year to commemorate the bicentennial of its original publication. Each volume is beautifully presented in a 14×10” deluxe iron gilded slipcase and printed using vegetal ink on high quality, environmentally friendly paper. Will be published 1,000 hand-numbered luxury editions of the autograph manuscript of Oscar Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. In the summer of 1889, American editor Joseph Stoddart came to London to solicit material for ​Lippincott’s Magazine and persuaded Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle to write a novel-length story for him. While Conan Doyle submitted his second Sherlock Holmes story, ​The Sign of Four, Wilde offered him the short story The Fisherman and His Soul, which was turned down by Stoddart as unsuitable – though it was later published in ​A House of Pomegranates. Undeterred, Wilde wrote back to Stoddart in December: ‘I have invented a new story, which is much better… and I am quite ready to set to work at once on it.’ By the following April, he had finished…

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THE IMPOSSIBLE COLLECTION OF JEWELRY BOOK – With Baz Luhrmann’s much-anticipated The Great Gatsby, we can’t help but be fascinated by the sheer theatrically of it all. The costumes, the set designs and the jewelry. In fact, that’s all we can really think and talk about these days. BY VIVIENNE BECKER Cuffs up to our elbows, piles of statement necklaces and the most elegant of headpieces that seem perfectly acceptable for every day wear.  So to feed our insatiable appetite for all things glittery, we’ve been thumbing through one of Assouline‘s newest release: The Impossible Collection of Jewelry. (Read also The Impossible Collection of Fashion) See also: Book Review: Frida Kahlo Fashion As The Art Of Being In this magnificent collection of the most spectacular jewels of the twentieth century, fine jewelry historian Vivienne Becker selects the quintessential bijoux that represent the milestones of jewelry design of the last one hundred years. From Art Nouveau to the brink of the new millennium, Becker’s selections range from magnificent Cartier creations, such as the Maharajah of Patiala’s famous necklace, to lesser-known delights. Carefully curated, the 100 pieces featured stand out for their design, and the story behind them. A flip through the book’s pages…

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