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The Resource The annotated prison writings of Oscar Wilde, edited by Nicholas Frankel

The annotated prison writings of Oscar Wilde, edited by Nicholas Frankel

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The annotated prison writings of Oscar Wilde
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The annotated prison writings of Oscar Wilde
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edited by Nicholas Frankel
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eng
Summary
""And I? May I say nothing, my lord?" With these words, Oscar Wilde's courtroom trials came to a close. The lord in question, High Court justice Sir Alfred Wills, sent Wilde to the cells, sentenced to two years in prison with hard labor for the crime of "gross indecency" with other men. As cries of "shame" emanated from the gallery, the convicted aesthete was roundly silenced. But he did not remain so. Behind bars and in the period immediately after his release, Wilde wrote two of his most powerful works--the long autobiographical letter De Profundis and an expansive best-selling poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. In The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde, Nicholas Frankel collects these and other prison writings, accompanied by historical illustrations and his rich facing-page annotations. As Frankel shows, Wilde experienced prison conditions designed to break even the toughest spirit, and yet his writings from this period display an imaginative and verbal brilliance left largely intact. Wilde also remained politically steadfast, determined that his writings should inspire improvements to Victorian England's grotesque regimes of punishment. But while his reformist impulse spoke to his moment, Wilde also wrote for eternity. At once a savage indictment of the society that jailed him and a moving testimony to private sufferings, Wilde's prison writings--illuminated by Frankel's extensive notes--reveal a very different man from the famous dandy and aesthete who shocked and amused the English-speaking world" -- From the publisher
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MH/DLC
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1854-1900
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Wilde, Oscar
Dewey number
828/.809
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR5812
LC item number
.F72 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1962-
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Frankel, Nicholas
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  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Imprisonment
  • 18.05 English literature
Label
The annotated prison writings of Oscar Wilde, edited by Nicholas Frankel
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Clemency petition, to the Home Secretary, 2 July 1896 -- De profundis -- Letter to the Daily Chronicle, 27 May 1897 -- "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" -- Letter to the Daily Chronicle, 23 March 1898
Control code
1006450554
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9780674984387
Lccn
2017046439
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028159348
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006450554
Label
The annotated prison writings of Oscar Wilde, edited by Nicholas Frankel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Clemency petition, to the Home Secretary, 2 July 1896 -- De profundis -- Letter to the Daily Chronicle, 27 May 1897 -- "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" -- Letter to the Daily Chronicle, 23 March 1898
Control code
1006450554
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9780674984387
Lccn
2017046439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028159348
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006450554

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