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The Resource Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann

Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann

Label
Oscar Wilde
Title
Oscar Wilde
Statement of responsibility
Richard Ellmann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this long-awaited biography, Wilde the legendary Victorian--brilliant writer and conversationalist, reckless flouter of social and sexual conventions--is brought to life. More astute and forbearing, yet more fallible than legend has allowed, Wilde is given here the dimensions of a modern hero. The author depicts Wilde's comet-like ascent on the Victorian scene and his equally dramatic sudden eclipse. He presents Wilde's Irish background, the actresses to whom he paid court, his unfortunate wife and lovers, his clothes, coiffures, and the decor of his rooms. The saga of his 1882 American tour is recounted with a wealth of new details; also his later impact on the bastions of the French literary establishment. The London of the Nineties, of Whistler and the Pre-Raphaelites, Lillie Langtry and the Prince of Wales, is evoked alongside Paris of the "belle époque" and the Greece, Italy and North Africa of Wilde's travels. This critical account of Wilde's entire oeuvre shows him as the proponent of a radical new aesthetic who was perilously at odds with Victorian society. After his period of success and daring, the fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas is followed by exposure, imprisonment, a few wretched years abroad and death in exile. The tragic end of Wilde's life leaves the reader with a sense of compassion and grief for the protagonist
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1918-1987
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellmann, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Authors, Irish
Label
Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [623]-624
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Toil of growing up -- Wilde at Oxford -- Rome and Greece -- An incomplete aesthete -- Advances -- Setting sail -- Declaring his genius -- Indoctrinating America -- Countering the renaissance -- Two kinds of stage -- Mr. and Mrs. Wilde -- Exaltations -- Disciple to master -- The age of Dorian -- Hellenizing Paris -- A good woman, and others -- A late victorian love affair -- Sailing into the wind -- Disgrace -- 'I am the prosecutorin this case' -- Doom deferred -- Pentonville, Wandsworth, and Reading -- Escape from Reading -- Exile -- Prisoner at large -- The leftover years
Control code
16089096
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvii, 680 pages 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780394554846
Lccn
87045354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(WaOLN)1086861
Label
Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [623]-624
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Toil of growing up -- Wilde at Oxford -- Rome and Greece -- An incomplete aesthete -- Advances -- Setting sail -- Declaring his genius -- Indoctrinating America -- Countering the renaissance -- Two kinds of stage -- Mr. and Mrs. Wilde -- Exaltations -- Disciple to master -- The age of Dorian -- Hellenizing Paris -- A good woman, and others -- A late victorian love affair -- Sailing into the wind -- Disgrace -- 'I am the prosecutorin this case' -- Doom deferred -- Pentonville, Wandsworth, and Reading -- Escape from Reading -- Exile -- Prisoner at large -- The leftover years
Control code
16089096
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvii, 680 pages 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780394554846
Lccn
87045354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(WaOLN)1086861

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