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The Resource Oscar Wilde's Chatterton : literary history, romanticism, and the art of forgery, Joseph Bristow and Rebecca N. Mitchell

Oscar Wilde's Chatterton : literary history, romanticism, and the art of forgery, Joseph Bristow and Rebecca N. Mitchell

Label
Oscar Wilde's Chatterton : literary history, romanticism, and the art of forgery
Title
Oscar Wilde's Chatterton
Title remainder
literary history, romanticism, and the art of forgery
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Bristow and Rebecca N. Mitchell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Oscar Wilde{u2019}s Chatterton, Joseph Bristow and Rebecca N. Mitchell explore Wilde{u2019}s fascination with the eighteenth-century forger Thomas Chatterton, who tragically took his life at the age of seventeen. This innovative study combines a scholarly monograph with a textual edition of the extensive notes that Wilde took on the brilliant forger who inspired not only Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Keats but also Victorian artists and authors. Bristow and Mitchell argue that Wilde{u2019}s substantial 2Chatterton3 notebook, which previous scholars have deemed a work of plagiarism, is central to his development as a gifted writer of criticism, drama, fiction, and poetry. This volume, which covers the whole span of Wilde{u2019}s career, reveals that his research on Chatterton informs his deepest engagements with Romanticism, plagiarism, and forgery, especially in later works such as 2The Portrait of Mr. W. H.,3 The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Grounded in painstaking archival research that draws on previously undiscovered sources, Oscar Wilde{u2019}s Chatterton explains why, in Wilde{u2019}s personal canon of great writers (which included such figures as Charles Baudelaire, Gustave Flaubert, Théophile Gautier, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti), Chatterton stood as an equal in this most distinguished company. --Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bristow, Joseph
Dewey number
828/.809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5824
LC item number
.B85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mitchell, Rebecca N.
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  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Chatterton, Thomas
  • Chatterton, Thomas
  • Criticism
  • Chatterton, Thomas
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Criticism
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Oscar Wilde's Chatterton : literary history, romanticism, and the art of forgery, Joseph Bristow and Rebecca N. Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- Thomas Chatterton: writing the life, editing the poetry -- The Chatterton legend: tributes, adaptations, memorials -- Wilde's discovery of Chatterton: the "father of the romantic movement" -- Wilde's "Chatterton" notebook: the art of forgery and the charge of plagiarism -- Wilde, forgery, and crime: "pen, pencil and poison", "the decay of lying", and the short fiction -- Forging literary history: "The portrait of Mr. W.H." -- Conclusion: Wilde's writings and Chatterton's reputation: the fin de siècle and beyond
Control code
890614637
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 470 pages
Isbn
9780300208306
Lccn
2014028495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890614637
Label
Oscar Wilde's Chatterton : literary history, romanticism, and the art of forgery, Joseph Bristow and Rebecca N. Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- Thomas Chatterton: writing the life, editing the poetry -- The Chatterton legend: tributes, adaptations, memorials -- Wilde's discovery of Chatterton: the "father of the romantic movement" -- Wilde's "Chatterton" notebook: the art of forgery and the charge of plagiarism -- Wilde, forgery, and crime: "pen, pencil and poison", "the decay of lying", and the short fiction -- Forging literary history: "The portrait of Mr. W.H." -- Conclusion: Wilde's writings and Chatterton's reputation: the fin de siècle and beyond
Control code
890614637
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 470 pages
Isbn
9780300208306
Lccn
2014028495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890614637

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