A Preface to Oscar Wilde

A Preface to Oscar Wilde Author Anne Varty
ISBN-10 9781317892311
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 264
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A Preface to Oscar Wilde provides a detailed study of the cultural, personal and political influences that shaped Wilde's writing. The study concentrates primarily on his fiction, critical dialogues and plays that were published between 1890 and 1895, and detailed accounts of Wilde's lesser known works such as his poetry, journalism and letters are also presented. The first section places his work in a variety of cultural contexts: Wilde's family life and his Irish inheritance are examined, the impact of his sexuality on his writing and reputation is considered, and a description is provided of how Wilde became a legendary figure in the arts. Major innovations and successes, such as The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest are related to avant garde movements of their day such as aestheticism, decadence, and symbolism. Reference sections provide supporting material such as a Wilde chronology, a glossary of terms and a bibliography for further study. Anne Varty sets out in this study to bring to life the work of Wilde, and to make his writing accessible to readers who are unfamiliar with his achievements. In so doing, she confronts the ethical drive of his work, and demonstrates the coherent evolution of his work from the aestheticism of the early poetry, through the sophisticated handling of theatre, to the dark self-scrutiny of autobiography. The comprehensive and accessible approach makes this a useful reference work to all who are studying Oscar Wilde, both at A Level and undergraduate level. The content will also appeal to the general reader who is seeking to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Wilde's work.



Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde

Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde Author Robert Ross
ISBN-10 1331189691
Release 2015-07-11
Pages 168
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Excerpt from Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde: With a Preface With the possible exceptions of the Greek Anthology, the 'Golden Treasury' and those which bear the name of E. V. Lucas, no selections of poetry or prose have ever given complete satisfaction to anyone except the compiler. But critics derive great satisfaction from pointing out errors of omission and inclusion on the part of the anthologist, and all of us have putatively re-arranged and re-edited even the 'Golden Treasury' in our leisure moments. In an age when 'Art for Art's sake' is an exploded doctrine, anthologies, like everything else, must have a purpose. The purpose or object of the present volume is to afford admirers of Wilde's work the same innocent pleasure obtainable from similar compilations, namely that of reconstructing a selection of their own in their mind's eye - for copyright considerations would interfere with the materialisation of their dream. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



New preface to The life and confessions of Oscar Wilde

New preface to  The life and confessions of Oscar Wilde Author Frank Harris
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3575890
Release 1927
Pages 63
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Oscar Wilde with a Preface by B Shaw

Oscar Wilde   with a Preface by B  Shaw Author F. Harris
ISBN-10 OCLC:966830815
Release 1938
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The Picture of Dorian Gray with an Essay by Jules Barbey D Aurevilly

The Picture of Dorian Gray  with an Essay by Jules Barbey D Aurevilly Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781595691811
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 166
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Perhaps the book that created the most general discussion and criticism at this period was "The Picture of Dorian Gray," which appeared originally in Lippincott's Magazine in July, 1890, as the complete novel for that issue... Wilde at first demurred on the ground that he had not tried his hand on a long and sustained story, but fi nally gave his consent. The story seems to have simmered in his mind for some time, though after he had once begun it, it was quickly completed. Wilde has himself said that he wrote it in a few days. --- In a preface to this story, written for a later edition in book form, Mr. Basil Ward, the artist, tells of the genesis of the story. It goes back to the year 1884, when Oscar Wilde was often in Mr. Ward's studio. One of Mr. Ward's sitters was a young man of such peculiar beauty that his friends had nicknamed him "The Radiant Youth." Each afternoon Wilde watched the work advance, enchanting everybody meanwhile with brilliant talk, until at last the portrait was fi nished and its original had gone his way - rejoicing, without doubt, to be at liberty. "What a pity," sighed Wilde, "that such a glorious creature should ever grow old!" - "Yes, it is indeed," answered Mr. Ward. "How delightful it would be if 'Dorian' could remain exactly as he is while the portrait aged and withered in his stead. I wish it might be so!" - And that was all. "I occupied myself," says Mr. Ward, "with the picture for perhaps a quarter of an hour, during which Wilde smoked refl ectively, but uttered not one word. He arose presently and sauntered to the door, merely nodding as he left the room." Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly



Intentions Traduction Pr face Et Notes de J Joseph Renaud

Intentions  Traduction  Pr  face Et Notes de J  Joseph Renaud Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 OCLC:504326911
Release 1905
Pages 294
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The Plays of Oscar Wilde

The Plays of Oscar Wilde Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1840224185
Release 2000
Pages 442
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Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan. His other plays include: A Woman of No Importance and The Importance of Being Earnest. This work features Wilde's plays ranging from his early tragedy era to the controversial Salome and little known fragments, La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy.



De Profundis

De Profundis Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1840224010
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 296
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Contains De Profundis, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Soul of Man under Socialism, The Decay of Lying and The Critic as Artist.



The Fireworks of Oscar Wilde

The Fireworks of Oscar Wilde Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105001684427
Release 1989
Pages 282
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Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde

Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781442946583
Release 2008-08-08
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"Of course the sinner must repent. But why? Simply because otherwise he would be unable to realise what he had done. The moment of repentance is the moment of initiation."Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde (1914) is a selection of quotations from Wilde's prose works edited by Wilde's friend Robert Ross. The anthology explores various subjects, from art and literature to theology to bullfighting.



The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde

The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde Author Joseph Pearce
ISBN-10 1586170260
Release 2000
Pages 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.



The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781476788128
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 238
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The Picture of Dorian Gray scandalized readers when it was first published in 1890. Written in Wilde’s signature style, the story has gone on to become an enduring tale of man’s hubris and narcissism. The well-known artist Basil Hallward meets the young Dorian Gray in the stately London home of his aunt, Lady Brandon. Basil becomes immediately infatuated with Dorian, who is cultured, wealthy, and remarkably beautiful. Such beauty, Basil believes, is responsible for a new mode of art, and he decides to paint a portrait of the young man. While finishing the painting, Basil reluctantly introduces Dorian to his friend Lord Henry Wotton, a man known for scandal and exuberance. Wotton inspires Dorian to live life through the senses, to feel beauty in everyday experience. Dorian becomes enthralled by Wotton’s ideas, and more so becomes obsessed with remaining young and beautiful. He expresses a desire to sell his soul and have the portrait of him age, while he, the man, stays eternally young. A tragic story of hedonism and desire, The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde’s only published novel.



The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde The picture of Dorian Gray the 1890 and 1891 texts

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde  The picture of Dorian Gray   the 1890 and 1891 texts Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 0198187726
Release 2000
Pages 465
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This is the third volume in the Oxford English Texts edition of the works of Oscar Wilde. This definitive variorum edition of Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray reprints the thirteen-chapter and twenty-chapter versions of this famous story as separate works. The volume provides readers with the most detailed account available of the considerable changes that Wilde made to a controversial narrative that appeared in two, very different editions in 1890 and 1891 respectively.



Oscar Wilde and the Theater by James Agate Preface by J Christopher Rowan Robinson

Oscar Wilde and the Theater  by James Agate  Preface by J  Christopher Rowan Robinson Author James Agate
ISBN-10 OCLC:458376298
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Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781580493932
Release 2005
Pages 208
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Wilde?s many allusions and his complex approach to the human condition.Oscar Wilde?s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, first appeared in 1891. Dorian Gray, a handsome young man, falls in with a group of ?friends,? whose amoral philosophies he finds quite appealing. After he has his portrait painted, his frivolity and general demeanor degenerate into wickedness, but only the portrait bears the effects of his descent into decadence and serves as a powerful symbol of Gray?s internal ruin. Dorian himself, however, remains as young and unspoiled as the day he first sat for the painting. Wilde?s exploration of life without limits or consequences shocked its late-Victorian audience and remains highly un-settling to modern readers. We, like Dorian, are forced to reconsider whether total freedom and absolute knowledge are really worth their costs.



Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde

Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1853264539
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 182
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This edition of Wilde's verse presents the full range of his achievement as a poet: the haunting elegy to his young sister; the religious drama of his romance with Rome; forbidden sexual desires; and "The Ballad of Reading Gaol."



Oscar Wilde Miscellaneous

Oscar Wilde Miscellaneous Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1542526760
Release 2017-01-12
Pages 76
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PREFACE 'As to my personal attitude towards criticism, I confess in brief the following:-"If my works are good and of any importance whatever for the further development of art, they will maintain their place in spite of all adverse criticism and in spite of all hateful suspicions attached to my artistic intentions. If my works are of no account, the most gratifying success of the moment and the most enthusiastic approval of as augurs cannot make them endure. The waste-paper press can devour them as it has devoured many others, and I will not shed a tear . . . and the world will move on just the same."'-Richard Strauss. The contents of this volume require some explanation of an historical nature. It is scarcely realised by the present generation that Wilde's works on their first appearance, with the exception of De Profundis, were met with almost general condemnation and ridicule. The plays on their first production were grudgingly praised because their obvious success could not be ignored; but on their subsequent publication in book form they were violently assailed. That nearly all of them have held the stage is still a source of irritation among certain journalists. Salom� however enjoys a singular career. As every one knows, it was prohibited by the Censor when in rehearsal by Madame Bernhardt at the Palace Theatre in 1892.