Oscar Wilde and Ancient Greece

Author: Iain Ross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107020328

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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Oscar Wilde's imagination was haunted by ancient Greece; this book traces its presence in his life and works.
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Oscar Wilde

The Works of a Conformist Rebel

Author: Norbert Kohl,David Henry Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521176538

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 450

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Professor Kohl's aim is to gain fresh insight into his literary and critical œuvre of Oscar Wilde. He analyses each of his works on the basis of a textually oriented interpretation, taking equal account of the biographical and intellectual contexts through the use of contradictions that Wilde show as individualism and convention.
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The Wit and Humor of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122433

Category: History

Page: 258

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More than 1,000 ripostes, paradoxes, and epigrams on sin, society, genius, wealth, men, women, religion, America, education, and smoking: "Work is the curse of the drinking classes," "I can resist everything except temptation," etc.
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Oscar Wilde

Author: Peter Raby

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521260787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde

Author: Joseph Pearce

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681495643

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Vilified by fellow Victorians for his sexuality and his dandyism, Oscar Wilde, the great poet, satirist and playwright, is hailed today, in some circles, as a "progressive" sexual liberator. But this is not how Wilde saw himself. His actions and pretensions did not bring him happiness and fulfillment. This study of Wilde's brilliant and tragic life goes beyond the mistakes that brought him notoriety in order to explore this emotional and spiritual search. Unlike any other biography of Wilde, it strips away these pretensions to show the real man, his aspirations and desires. It uncovers how he was broken by his two-year prison sentence; it probes the deeper thinking behind masterpieces such as The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salome, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" and "De Profundis"; and it traces his fascination with Catholicism through to his eleventh-hour conversion. Published on the 150th anniversary of his birth, this biography removes the masks which have confused previous biographers and reveals the real Wilde beneath the surface. Once again, Joseph Pearce has written a profound, wide-ranging study with many original insights on a great literary figure.
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Oscar Wilde in Context

Author: Kerry Powell,Peter Raby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107016134

Category: Drama

Page: 438

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Concise and illuminating articles explore Oscar Wilde's life and work in the context of the turbulent landscape of his time.
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The Essential Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627933654

Category: Drama

Page: 335

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Collected her in one omnibus edition are Oscar Wilde's most important works including The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salome, Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, and The Canterville Ghost. These works of poetry, fiction, drama, and prose encompass Wilde's entire career and they display his range of style and wit. Wilde is one of the most important writers in the history of the English language. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.
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Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

The Plays, the Poems, the Stories and the Essays Including De Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853263972

Category: Drama

Page: 1098

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Here is a collection of this witty and irreverent author's works--all in their most authoritative texts. Includes The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and other stories and essays.
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Oscar Wilde

Author: Richard Ellmann

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804151121

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

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Winner of both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar Wilde is the definitive biography of the tortured poet and playwright and the last book by renowned biographer and literary critic Richard Ellmann. Ellmann dedicated two decades to the research and writing of this biography, resulting in a complex and richly detailed portrait of Oscar Wilde. Ellman captures the wit, creativity, and charm of the psychologically and sexually complicated writer, as well as the darker aspects of his personality and life. Covering everything from Wilde's rise as a young literary talent to his eventual imprisonment and death in exile with exquisite detail, Ellmann's fascinating account of Wilde's life and work is a resounding triumph. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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