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

Oscar Wilde

Author: Richard Ellmann
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1988, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This critical account of Wilde's entire oeuvre shows him as the proponent of a radical aesthetic perilously at odds with Victorian society. Based on fresh material from many previously untapped  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Ellmann
ISBN: 0140096612 9780140096613 0241123925 9780241123928
OCLC Number: 19269451
Notes: Originally published: London : Hamilton, 1987.
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize Biography Category 1989
Description: xvi, 632 pages, [32] pof plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Part 1 Beginnings: toil of growing up; Wilde at Oxford; Rome and Greece; an incomplete aesthete. Part 2 Advances: setting sail; declaring his genius; indoctrinating America; countering the Renaissance; two kinds of stage; Mr and Mrs Wilde. Part 3 Exaltations: disciple to master; the age of Dorian; Hellenizing Paris; a good woman, and others; a late Victorian love affair; sailing into the wind. Part 4 Disgrace: "I am the prosecutor in this case"; doom deferred; Pentonville, Wandsworth and Reading; escape from Reading. Part 5 Exile: prisoner at large; the leftover years. Epilogue. Appendices: books by Wilde's parents; Wilde's manner of speaking.
Responsibility: by Richard Ellmann.
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