The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde

Author: Joseph Pearce

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781586170264

Category: Religion

Page: 412

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Details the life of Oscar Wilde, including his work as an author, his fascination with Catholicism, and his time in prison for a homosexual affair.
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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 - The Major Works

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606308

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 672

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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wilde's poetry and prose short stories, plays, critical dialogues and his only novel - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Oscar Wilde's dramatic private life has sometimes threatened to overshadow his great literary achievements. His talent was prodigious: the author of brilliant social comedies, fairy stories, critical dialogues, poems, and a novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. In addition to Dorian Gray, this volume represents all these genres, including such works as Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest, 'The Happy Prince', 'The Critic as Artist', and 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Oscar Wilde's Scandalous Summer

The 1894 Worthing Holiday and the Aftermath

Author: Antony Edmonds

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445636468

Category: History

Page: 224

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In the summer of 1894 Oscar Wilde spent eight weeks in Worthing, and it was during this family holiday that he wrote his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest. The Worthing holiday was a microcosm of Wilde's turbulent life during the three years between his falling in love with Lord Alfred Douglas in 1892 and his imprisonment in 1895. Constance Wilde, lonely and depressed, became emotionally involved with her husband s publisher, to whom she wrote a love letter on the day he visited the Wildes in Worthing. Meanwhile Wilde was spending much of his time with the feckless and demanding Douglas, and with three teenage boys he took out sailing, swimming and fishing. One of these boys was Alphonse Conway, with whom Wilde had a sexual relationship, and about whom he was to be questioned at length and to damaging effect in court six months later when he sued Douglas's father, the Marquess of Queensberry, for libel. This book tells for the first time the full story of the Worthing summer, set in the context of the three years of Wilde's life before his downfall. In the final chapter the author reassesses the trials, offering fresh insights into Wilde s attitude to the boys and young men with whom he had sexual relations. There are fifty-six illustrations, over thirty of which are photographs of Worthing as it was in Wilde s time, and three contemporary maps of the town.
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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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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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Coffee with Oscar Wilde

Author: Merlin Holland

Publisher: Duncan Baird Pub

ISBN: 9781844835126

Category: Fiction

Page: 143

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Presents a fictionalized interview with Oscar Wilde, where the colorful literary figure discusses such topics as his sexual preferences and his famous trial and imprisonment.
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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Deviance, Morality, and Late-Victorian Society

Author: Michael S. Foldy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300071122

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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Following Oscar Wilde's trials for committing acts of gross indecency with men, he lost his family, his freedom and his will to live. This book sets out to examine how Victorian society could allow, or indeed, need this to happen.
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The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Author: Jarlath Killeen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754658139

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 194

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Oscar Wilde's two collections of children's literature, The Happy Prince and Other Stories (1888) and A House of Pomegranates (1891), have often been relegated to the margins in studies of his work. In this, the first full-length study of Wilde's fairy tales, Jarlath Killeen resituates the collections in a complex nexus of theological, political, social, and national concerns and restores the tales to their proper place in the Wilde canon.
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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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