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The Resource Oscar Wilde : a certain genius, Barbara Belford

Oscar Wilde : a certain genius, Barbara Belford

Label
Oscar Wilde : a certain genius
Title
Oscar Wilde
Title remainder
a certain genius
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Belford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Based on extensive study of original sources and animated throughout by historical detail, anecdote, and insight, the narrative traces Wilde's progression from his childhood in an intellectual Irish household to his maturity as a London author to the years of his European exile."--Jacket
  • "In this biography Barbara Belford breaks new ground in the evocation of Oscar Wilde's personal life and in our understanding of the choices he made for his art." "Based on extensive study of original sources and animated throughout by historical detail, anecdote, and insight, the narrative traces Wilde's progression from his childhood in an intellectual Irish household to his maturity as a London author to the years of his European exile." "More than previous accounts, Belford's biography evaluates Wilde's homosexuality as not just a private matter but one connected to the politics and culture of the 1890s. Wilde's timeless observations, which make him the most quoted playwright after Shakespeare, are seamlessly woven into the life, revealing a man of remarkable intellect, energy, and warmth."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Belford, Barbara
Dewey number
  • 828/.809
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5823
LC item number
.B346 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Authors, Irish
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Écrivains irlandais
Label
Oscar Wilde : a certain genius, Barbara Belford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Aesthetes and dandies
  • A second self
  • New scenarios
  • Part three (1884-1891): Rebelling
  • Mrs. Oscar Wilde
  • Crossing over
  • Enemies and friends
  • The Dorian prophecy
  • Part four (1892-1895): Flaunting
  • More than laughter
  • Part one (1854-1878): Becoming
  • Translating ecstasy
  • Mostly famous
  • A broken line
  • Part five (1895-1900): Reconciling
  • The last first night
  • Touching sorrow
  • Misbegotten yesterdays
  • Stealing happiness
  • Lord of life
  • Merrion Square
  • Away from home
  • Budding aesthete
  • Magdalen Manners
  • Part two (1879-1883): Reinventing
  • Artists and beauties
Control code
43567616
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 381 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679457343
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00026827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43567616
Label
Oscar Wilde : a certain genius, Barbara Belford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Aesthetes and dandies
  • A second self
  • New scenarios
  • Part three (1884-1891): Rebelling
  • Mrs. Oscar Wilde
  • Crossing over
  • Enemies and friends
  • The Dorian prophecy
  • Part four (1892-1895): Flaunting
  • More than laughter
  • Part one (1854-1878): Becoming
  • Translating ecstasy
  • Mostly famous
  • A broken line
  • Part five (1895-1900): Reconciling
  • The last first night
  • Touching sorrow
  • Misbegotten yesterdays
  • Stealing happiness
  • Lord of life
  • Merrion Square
  • Away from home
  • Budding aesthete
  • Magdalen Manners
  • Part two (1879-1883): Reinventing
  • Artists and beauties
Control code
43567616
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 381 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679457343
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00026827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43567616

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