Oscar Wilde (图书, 1988) [Beloit College]
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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

著者: Richard Ellmann; Bemis/Flaherty Collection of Gay Poetry.
出版商: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1988, ©1987.
版本/格式:   打印图书 : 传记 : 英语 : 1st American ed查看所有的版本和格式
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In this long-awaited biography, Wilde the legendary Victorian--brilliant writer and conversationalist, reckless flouter of social and sexual conventions--is brought to life. More astute and forbearing, yet more fallible than legend has allowed, Wilde is given here the dimensions of a modern hero. The author depicts Wilde's comet-like ascent on the Victorian scene and his equally dramatic sudden eclipse. He presents  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Biography
Biographies
附加的形体格式: Online version:
Ellmann, Richard, 1918-1987.
Oscar Wilde.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1988, ©1987
(OCoLC)567964993
提及的人: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
材料类型: 传记
文档类型 图书
所有的著者/提供者: Richard Ellmann; Bemis/Flaherty Collection of Gay Poetry.
ISBN: 0394554841 9780394554846 0394759842 9780394759845
OCLC号码: 16089096
注释: Beloit College注释:
Includes index.
Bibliography: p. [623]-624.
奖励: Pulitzer Prize for Biography, 1989.
描述: xvii, 680 pages [32] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
内容: Beginnings --
Toil of growing up --
Wilde at Oxford --
Rome and Greece --
An incomplete aesthete --
Advances --
Setting sail --
Declaring his genius --
Indoctrinating America --
Countering the renaissance --
Two kinds of stage --
Mr. and Mrs. Wilde --
Exaltations --
Disciple to master --
The age of Dorian --
Hellenizing Paris --
A good woman, and others --
A late victorian love affair --
Sailing into the wind --
Disgrace --
'I am the prosecutorin this case' --
Doom deferred --
Pentonville, Wandsworth, and Reading --
Escape from Reading --
Exile --
Prisoner at large --
The leftover years.
责任: Richard Ellmann.
本地图书馆系统的书目号码:
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In this long-awaited biography, Wilde the legendary Victorian--brilliant writer and conversationalist, reckless flouter of social and sexual conventions--is brought to life. More astute and forbearing, yet more fallible than legend has allowed, Wilde is given here the dimensions of a modern hero. The author depicts Wilde's comet-like ascent on the Victorian scene and his equally dramatic sudden eclipse. He presents Wilde's Irish background, the actresses to whom he paid court, his unfortunate wife and lovers, his clothes, coiffures, and the decor of his rooms. The saga of his 1882 American tour is recounted with a wealth of new details; also his later impact on the bastions of the French literary establishment. The London of the Nineties, of Whistler and the Pre-Raphaelites, Lillie Langtry and the Prince of Wales, is evoked alongside Paris of the "belle époque" and the Greece, Italy and North Africa of Wilde's travels. This critical account of Wilde's entire oeuvre shows him as the proponent of a radical new aesthetic who was perilously at odds with Victorian society. After his period of success and daring, the fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas is followed by exposure, imprisonment, a few wretched years abroad and death in exile. The tragic end of Wilde's life leaves the reader with a sense of compassion and grief for the protagonist.
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