Ben Kutcher's Illustrated Edition of a House of Pomegranates: And the Story of the Nightingale and the Rose

Ben Kutcher's Illustrated Edition of a House of Pomegranates: And the Story of the Nightingale and the Rose

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Ben Kutcher's Illustrated Edition of a House of Pomegranates: And the Story of the Nightingale and the Rose

Ben Kutcher's Illustrated Edition of a House of Pomegranates: And the Story of the Nightingale and the Rose

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"A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES" was done almost exactly at the middle point of Wilde's career as an author, and in the days, coincidently, of his soundest and least perturbed celebrity. His poems, his posturings and his high services to W. S. Gilbert and to Punch were beginning to recede; ahead of him were "Salomé," the four West End comedies, and catastrophe. Relatively placid waters surrounded him, shining in the sun. He had been married, and had got over it. There was a pleasant jingle of gold, or, at all events, of silver in his pocket. The foremost reviews of the day were open to him. He was not only a popular success, a figure in the public eye; he was, more importantly, beginning to get the attention of men of sense, to be taken with growing seriousness, to feel firm ground under him. And in age he was thirty-six, with the gas of youth oozed out and the stiffening of the climacteric not yet set in.

So situated, pleasantly becalmed between two storms, he wrote "A House of Pomegranates," and into it, I have always believed, he put the most ac-

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