Roy Elliott

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Decadence and despair in Oscar Wilde's Paris

As Oscar Wilde lay dying in the Hôtel d’Alsace in Paris’s Rue des BeauxArts, he was still delivering the one-liners. “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death - one or the other of us has to go,” he joked.<p>On November 30, 1900, the wallpaper won the duel, when Wilde died, aged only 46, of …