Written originally in French in 1892, Wilde's one-act tragedy Salome
was translated into English by Lord Alfred Douglas, inspired some of Aubrey Beardsley's finest illustrations, and served as the text (in abridged form) for Strauss' renowned opera of the same name. A masterpiece of the Aesthetic movement, it enacts the biblical tale of a wanton woman's erotic dance and the martyrdom of John the Baptist. This volume reprints the complete text of the first English edition (1894), including "A Note on Salome
" by Robert Ross.
Unabridged republication of the text only from the edition published by Dover Publications, New York, 1967. (Original English publication in 1894 by Elkin Mathews and John Lane, London).
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