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Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce Hardcover – 30 October 2018

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Picador Australia (30 October 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1760781142
  • ISBN-13: 978-1760781149
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.1 x 20.7 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars33 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know Colm Tóibín turns his incisive gaze to three of Ireland's greatest writers, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce, and their earliest influences: their fathers.

About the Author

Colm Tóibín was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of Nora Webster, and seven other novels, including The Blackwater Lightship, The Master and The Testament of Mary, all three of which were nominated for the Booker Prize with The Master also winning the IMPAC Award, and Brooklyn, which won the Costa Novel Award. He has also published two collections of stories and many works of non-fiction. He lives in Dublin.

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