Oscar Wilde

Author: E.H. Mikhail
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349039268
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The Cambridge Companion To Oscar Wilde

Author: Peter Raby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107493803
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The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde offers an essential introduction to one of the theatre's most important and enigmatic writers. Although a general overview, the volume also offers some of the latest thinking on the dramatist and his impact on the twentieth century. Part One places Wilde's work within the cultural and historical context of his time and includes an opening essay by Wilde's grandson, Merlin Holland. Further chapters also examine Wilde and the Victorians and his image as a Dandy. Part Two looks at Wilde's essential work as playwright and general writer, including his poetry, critiques, and fiction, and provides detailed analysis of such key works as Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest among others. The third group of essays examines the themes and factors which shaped Wilde's work and includes Wilde and his view of the Victorian woman, Wilde's sexual identities, and interpreting Wilde on stage. This 1997 volume also contains a detailed chronology of Wilde's work, a guide to further reading, and illustrations from important productions.

The Reception Of Oscar Wilde In Europe

Author: Stefano Evangelista
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847060056
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Comprehensive volume of international research on the European reception of Oscar Wilde.

Oscar Wilde And Modern Culture

Author: Joseph Bristow
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821443038
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Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture: The Making of a Legend explores the meteoric rise, sudden fall, and legendary resurgence of an immensely influential writer’s reputation from his hectic 1881 American lecture tour to recent Hollywood adaptations of his dramas. Always renowned—if not notorious—for his fashionable persona, Wilde courted celebrity at an early age. Later, he came to prominence as one of the most talented essayists and fiction writers of his time. In the years leading up to his two-year imprisonment, Wilde stood among the foremost dramatists in London. But after he was sent down for committing acts of “gross indecency” it seemed likely that social embarrassment would inflict irreparable damage to his legacy. As this volume shows, Wilde died in comparative obscurity. Little could he have realized that in five years his name would come back into popular circulation thanks to the success of Richard Strauss’s opera Salome and Robert Ross’s edition of De Profundi. With each succeeding decade, the twentieth century continued to honor Wilde’s name by keeping his plays in repertory, producing dramas about his life, adapting his works for film, and devising countless biographical and critical studies of his writings. This volume reveals why, more than a hundred years after his demise, Wilde’s value in the academic world, the auction house, and the entertainment industry stands higher than that of any modern writer.

Franco British Cultural Exchanges 1880 1940

Author: Andrew Radford
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113703078X
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This volume focuses on the literary connotations of the 'Channel Packet' and sets forth lively dialogues between French and British culture at a key period of artistic innovation and exchange between 'high' and popular art forms.

Le Fantme De Canterville The Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781547273324
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UNE EDITION INTEGRALE D'EXCEPTION / EXCEPTIONAL UNABRIDGED EDITION Le Fantôme de Canterville et autres nouvelles / The Canterville Ghost and other stories Bilingue français/anglais / Bilingual French/English Une famille américaine achète à Lord Canterville, un château hanté en Angleterre, où des grincements de chaînes et des taches de sang terrorisent les lieux depuis des siècles... Mais comment un pauvre fantôme peut effrayer des gens pragmatiques? Ce livre est un recueil de quatre nouvelles. Après Le fantôme de Canterville, retrouvez trois autres histoires tout autant extraordinaires: Le crime de Lord Arthur Savile, Le sphinx qui n'a pas de secret et Le modèle millionnaire - qui mèlent mystère et humour. Cette édition intégrale est bilingue: les textes français et anglais sont en parallèle à chaque page, pour vous permettre de savourer pleinement le chef-d'oeuvre d'Oscar Wilde. An American family buys a haunted castle in England from Lord Canterville, where creaking chains and blood stains have been terrorizing the area for centuries... But how can a poor ghost frighten pragmatic people? This book is a collection of four short stories. After the Canterville ghost, find three other extraordinary stories: Lord Arthur Savile's crime, The sphinx without a secret, The model millionaire - which mix mystery and humor. Enjoy Oscar Wilde's masterpiece in two languages thanks to this bilingual unabridged edition, where french and english texts are in parallel all along the book. Retrouvez d'autres chefs-d'oeuvre en édition bilingue chez Atlantic Editions / Find other masterpieces in bilingual edition by Atlantic Editions: Alice au Pays des Merveilles / Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Fully illustrated edition, ISBN 978-1534683914 Le portrait de Dorian Gray / The picture of Dorian Gray ISBN 978-1548213138 L'île au trésor / Treasure island ISBN 978-1548701987 Roméo et Juliette / Romeo and Juliet ISBN 978-1977766243 Hamlet ISBN 978-1981446803 Macbeth ISBN 978-1984218247 Les aventures de Tom Sawyer / Adventures of Tom Sawyer ISBN 978-1548501105 Le Chien des Baskerville / The Hound of the Baskervilles ISBN 978-1986213615 (c) Atlantic Editions

The Editorial Gaze

Author: Paul Eggert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317777131
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Complete Works Of Oscar Wilde

Author: Josephine M. Guy
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780198119616
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Volume IV of the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is the first variorum edition of Wilde's major critical writing; it includes the critical essays which were re-published in book-form in his life-time - that is, those anthologised in Intentions and The Soul of Man - as well as his graduate essay usually known by the title The Rise of Historical Criticism, but which this volume titles Historical Criticism. The Introduction gives a detailed account of the composition of each of the essays: it gives a new explanation for the relationship between the 'The Decay of Lying' and 'Pen, Pencil, and Poison' (arguing that they are best understood as companion pieces); it provides the first concrete demonstration that Wilde did, on occasions, knowingly 'copy' his own work; and it reveals that substantial cuts were made to some of Wilde's essays (without his full consent) by the periodical editors with whom he worked. The edition also provides, for the first time, a full collation of the textual variants between the published versions of Wilde's essays (that is, both book and periodical), and all extant manuscripts; in addition it establishes a new, authoritative text for Historical Criticism, based on an examination of the original manuscript, which differs significantly from that printed by Robert Ross in his 1908 Collected Edition (and subsequently reprinted in the Collins Complete Works). The annotation to the edition reveals the full extent of Wilde's 'borrowings' both from his own work, and from other writers; it also reveals that much of Historical Criticism is in fact paraphrasing or translating well-known classical texts, and that the some of denseness of the argument is due to ellipses in Wilde's text that were disguised by earlier editors.

The French Influences On Oscar Wilde S The Picture Of Dorian Gray And Salome

Author: Christa Satzinger
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Examines Wilde's lifelong love for France, starting with the French atmosphere that his mother cultivated, his stay in Belgium, his honeymoon in Paris and Dieppe, and his final years in exile there. It examines in detail sources and French models for Dorian Gray (in particular Mademoiselle de Maupin), including Balzac, Huysmans, and Gautier. It also examines the influences of Balzac, Maeterlinck, and Huysmans on Salome.