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The Life Of Oscar Wilde

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In The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, Neil McKenna provides stunning new insight into the tumultuous sexual and psychological worlds of this brilliant and tormented figure. McKenna charts Wilde's astonishing odyssey through London's sexual underworld, and provides explosive new evidence of the political machinations behind Wilde's trials for by: Oscar Wilde, in full Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, (born OctoDublin, Ireland—died NovemParis, France), Irish wit, poet, and dramatist whose reputation rests on his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (), and on his comic masterpieces Lady Windermere’s Fan () and The Importance of Being Earnest ().

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The remarkable and tragic story of Oscar Wilde, legendary wit and conversationalist, author of perhaps the most perfect comedy in the English language, yet seemingly doomed by his own flawed temperament to suffer at the hands of a censorious and hypocritical society /5.

Unconventional in his writing and life, Wilde’s affair with a young man led to his arrest on charges of "gross indecency" in He was imprisoned for two years and died The Life Of Oscar Wilde book poverty three years Born: With Oscar's Books Wright has certainly managed to impress upon the reader the importance of the written word to the life and works of Oscar Wilde.

Books seem very likely to have been the one true love of Wilde's life and his later years after he left prison and was forced into `going out into the world without a single book' were only made bearable by the fact that his friends Cited by: 2. Books seem very likely to have been the one true love of Wilde's life and his later years after he left prison and was forced into `going out into the world without a single book' were only made bearable by the fact that his friends helped him to begin to rebuild his library while he was exiled in Naples and Paris and left nearly destitute/5(19).

His spectacular debut biography The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde was one of the unexpected publishing successes ofgarnering extensive publicity and achieving extremely high sales figures. Neils Neil McKenna has emerged as one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in modern British biography, combining superb research, analysis and insights with a 4/5.

Oscar Wilde's unconventional life began with an equally unconventional family. He was born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on Octoat 21 Westland Row, Dublin, Ireland. His father, Sir William Wilde, was an eminent Victorian and a doctor of aural surgery.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a novel written by Dominican American author Junot Díaz and published in Although a work of fiction, the novel is set in New Jersey in the United States, where Díaz was raised, and it deals with the Dominican Republic experience under dictator Rafael : Junot Díaz.

The first more or less objective biography of Wilde came about when Hesketh Pearson wrote Oscar Wilde: His Life and Wit (). In Wilde's son Vyvyan Holland published his memoir Son of Oscar Wilde, which recounts the difficulties Wilde's wife and children faced after his imprisonment.

It was revised and updated by Merlin Holland in Children: Cyril Holland, Vyvyan Holland. out of 5 stars The Life of Oscar Wilde Reviewed in the United States on June 2, This book was given as a gift to me and although being not the only biography of Mr Wilde that I own it is definately one of the most comprehensive/5(3).

Oscar Wilde was an Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and critic. He is regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of the Victorian Era.

In his lifetime he wrote nine plays, one novel, and numerous poems, short stories, and essays. O ne day during the summer of Oscar Wilde visited a renowned fortune-teller, Mrs Robinson, “the Sibyl of Mortimer Street”, who saw a brilliant life for him “up to a certain point”, and then a.

In The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, Neil McKenna provides stunning new insight into the tumultuous sexual and psychological worlds of this brilliant and tormented figure. McKenna charts Wilde's astonishing odyssey through London's sexual underworld, and provides explosive new evidence of the political machinations behind Wilde's trials for sodomy.5/5(1).

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine.

Fearing the story was indecent, the magazine's editor deleted roughly five hundred words before publication without Wilde Author: Oscar Wilde. Oscar: A Life by Matthew Sturgis review – Wilde’s status is higher than ever This is a fuller and in some ways more reliable biography than Richard Ellman’s.

The final stages of the story remain as. This is a bibliography of works by Oscar Wilde, a late-Victorian Irish writer. Chiefly remembered today as a playwright, especially for The Importance of Being Earnest, and as the author of The Picture of Dorian Gray; Wilde's oeuvre includes criticism, poetry, children's fiction, and a large selection of reviews, lectures and private correspondence has also been Articles↙: 4.

Robert Sherard was Oscar Wilde's friend of 20 years and first biographer. The Life of Oscar Wilde was the second of his four biographies /5(7).

An entirely new kind of biography, Built of Books explores the mind and personality of Oscar Wilde through his taste in books This intimate account of Oscar Wilde's life and writings is richer, livelier, and more personal than any book available about the brilliant writer, revealing a man who built himself out of books.4/5.

The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde by Neil McKenna Century £20, pp Oscar Wilde was a celebrity before celebrity was invented. Like a Victorian Pop Idol, he confected a career out of (at first Author: Geraldine Bedell.

The Life of Oscar Wilde – Part 1. Oscar read Pater’s book Studies in the History of the Renaissance, which Oscar called his “golden book.” In this study of Renaissance art, Pater espoused the value of Art for Art’s sake. Book-It Repertory Theatre is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming great.

Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Appendix (p. ): Oscar Wilde at Chickering Hall; Oscar Wilde's lecture in English provinces on the "House beautiful"; Oscar Wilde's lecture in Dublin on "The value of art in modern life"; Oscar Wilde's lecture in Dublin on "Dress."Pages: According to Vyvyan Holland's accounts in his autobiography, Son of Oscar Wilde (), Oscar was a devoted and loving father to his two sons and their childhood was a relatively happy one.

Afterwhen Wilde was convicted of the charge of "gross indecency" and imprisoned, Constance changed her surname, and those of their sons, to Holland. She forced Wilde to Children: Merlin Holland.

The Life of Oscar Wilde Robert SHERARD ( - ) Robert Sherard was Oscar Wilde's friend of 20 years and first biographer.

The Life of Oscar Wilde was the second of his four biographies of the Irish playwright and wit. In The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, Neil McKenna provides stunning new insight into the tumultuous sexual and psychological worlds of this brilliant and tormented figure.

McKenna charts Wilde’s astonishing odyssey through London’s sexual underworld, and provides explosive new evidence of the political machinations behind Wilde’s trials for Cited by: The life of Oscar Wilde.

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Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Hesketh Pearson. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. Oscar Wilde was a playwright, novelist, poet and celebrity in late nineteenth century London.

His flamboyant dress, cutting wit and eccentric lifestyle often put him at odds with the social norms. Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. Get print book the world's largest eBookstore. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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From inside. Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sherard, Robert Harborough, Life of Oscar Wilde. New York, Dodd, Mead.

Inscribed and dated: “Oscar Wilde, May 74” and “DecemberOscar F. Wilde, 1 Merrion Sq.” Wilde appears to have read this book during the final months of his time as an undergraduate at Trinity College Dublin, between the winter of and the summer of when he took the entrance exam for : Gerald Cloud.

Appendix (pages ): Oscar Wilde in Chickering hall; Oscar Wilde's lecture in English provinces on the "House beautiful"; Oscar Wilde's lecture in Dublin on "The value of art in modern life"; Oscar Wilde's lecture in Dublin on "Dress." Description: xvi, pages, 1 leaf: frontispiece, plates, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm: Responsibility.

Biography books. Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde by Franny Moyle – review. Franny Moyle has written a Author: Miranda Seymour. Robert Sherard was Oscar Wilde's friend of 20 years and first biographer. The Life of Oscar Wilde was the second of his four biographies of the Irish playwright and wit.

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