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Published by T. Werner Laurie in London .
Written in English

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  • Wilde, Oscar, -- 1854-1900

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The life of Oscar Wilde. by Robert Harborough Sherard Download PDF EPUB FB2

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 a 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: Early Life and Education.

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on Octoin Dublin, Ireland. His father, William Wilde, was an acclaimed doctor who was knighted for his work as Born: 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 ().

The book is set out in chapters relating to each stage of Wilde’s short but incredibly eventual life making it an easy read for such a large book. The book can be read either as a vastly entertaining biography or cross referenced to the extensive endnotes as a more scholarly work/5(11).

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. 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.

The Life of Oscar Wilde book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The remarkable and tragic story of Oscar Wilde, legendary wi /5. Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde by Franny Moyle – review Franny Moyle has written a revelatory biography of a valiant woman Miranda : Miranda Seymour.

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 Trujillo.

The book chronicles both the life of Oscar de León, an overweight Dominican boy Author: Junot Díaz. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane. Oscar's mother, Lady Jane Francesca Wilde (), was a successful poet and journalist.

She wrote patriotic Irish verse under the pseudonym "Speranza". Oscar's father, Sir William Wilde ( - ), was a leading ear and eye surgeon, a renowned philanthropist and gifted writer, who wrote books on. 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 a charts Wilde's astonishing odyssey through London's sexual underworld, and provides explosive new evidence of the political machinations The life of Oscar Wilde.

book Wilde's trials for sodomy.5/5(1). The ever-quotable Oscar Wilde once said, ""Anybody can make history.

Only a great man can write it."" From his outsize celebrity in Victorian London to his authorship of fiction, drama, and poetry that uniquely captured his era, it's fair to say that Wilde succeeded on both counts. Oscar: A Life by Matthew Sturgis review – A Wilde ride Meticulous, convincing biography The life of Oscar Wilde.

book Wilde in the context of s Decadence The statue of Oscar Wilde at Merrion Square, Dublin. 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 most traumatic events in Wilde's life were the court trials, and later imprisonment, concerning his personal behavior (see "Three Trials: Oscar Wilde Goes to Court, " in Critical Essays).

Prison was very hard on Wilde. 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. Wilde Life is a horror comic and contains imagery that may spook or unsettle some readers. Oscar Wilde was born in in Dublin, Ireland to prominent intellectuals William Wilde and Lady Jane Francesca Wilde.

Though they were not aristocrats, the Wildes were well-off and provided Oscar with a fine education. Oscar was especially influenced by his mother, a brilliantly witty raconteur, and, as a child, he was frequently invited to.

Wilde wore many masks during his too short life. He was an academic classicist, a poet and a didactic aesthete.

He was an aphorist, a progressive journalist, a provocative essayist and a. "[Oscar] Wilde's life is one of the saddest in English literature," reported London's Guardian newspaper on 1 Decemberthe day after the exiled poet and playwright died in disgrace in France at the age of "His abilities were sufficient to win him an honoured place as a man of letters, but they struggled in vain against his lack of character.".

Wilde's friend and colleague Frank Harris wrote this, one of the first biographies of Wilde, in Harris was writing the book while many untrue rumors were still swirling about Wilde's life.

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. The most immediate reference for the yellow book is J K Huysmans’s novel À rebours (Against Nature).

This is a French novel about an aristocrat who indulges in a purely amoral life of the senses. There is a way in which Dorian models his life on that. But you could also interpret the book as Walter Pater’s The Renaissance. The conclusion.

Oscar Wilde. Born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on Octoin Dublin, Ireland. An Irish-born English writer. Wilde was the leader in the aesthetic movement that. Must-read books by Oscar Wilde During his life, Wilde wrote at least 25 substantial works, and a number of them are certainly must-reads.

Welcome to the joke under the fold, although this time not so much a joke but just one of Oscar Wilde's many sick burns: "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.".

Oscar Wilde: A Literary Life tracks the intellectual biography of one of the most influential minds of the nineteenth century. Rather than focusing on the dramatic events of Wilde’s life, this volume documents Wilde’s impressive forays into education, religion, science, philosophy, and social reform.

About Oscar Wilde. Winner of both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar Wilde is the definitive biography of the tortured poet and playwright and the last book by renowned biographer and literary critic Richard n dedicated two decades to the research and writing of this biography, resulting in a complex and richly detailed portrait of Oscar Wilde.

The Picture of Dorian Gray Quotes. 34 of the best book quotes from The Picture of Dorian Gray #1 André Trocmé, Hans Thoma, Alan Paton, Maxim Gorky, Elizabeth Goudge, Oscar Wilde, Selma Lagerlöf, Leo Tolstoy. Chapter book. Easter. The Selfish Giant. Jeanne Bowman, Oscar Wilde. Picture book.

Oscar Wilde was a noted Irish playwright, novelist, poet and essayist. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and other facts about his life.

Oscar Wilde was a noted Irish playwright, novelist, poet and essayist, born in the middle of. 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. - Summary by Rob Board. Oscar Wilde was a courageous individualist whose path-breaking life and work were shaped in the crucible of his time and place, deeply marked by the controversies of his era.

This collection of concise and illuminating articles reveals the complex relationship between Wilde's work and ideas, and contemporary contexts including Victorian feminism, aestheticism and socialism. Chapters. Filling a gap in literary biography, this meticulous account of the life of Constance Mary Lloyd and her marriage to Oscar Wilde proves revealing, if cumbersome.

Moyle (Desperate Romantics) perfunctorily reviews Lloyd’s upbringing and devotes most of the book to her life with Oscar/5(8). So said Oscar Wilde of his remarkable life – a life more complex, more erotic, more troubled and more triumphant than any of his contemporaries ever knew or suspected.

Neil McKenna’s The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde charts fully for the first time Oscar’s astonishing erotic odyssey through Victorian London’s sexual underworld/5(50). Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on 16 Octoberin Dublin, Ireland, the second of three children born to writer Jane Francesca Agnes née Elgee () and surgeon Sir William Robert Wills Wilde ().

Wilde's mother was a prominent poet and nationalist; his father a successful ear and eye surgeon and noted philanthropist, knighted in   "Oscar Wilde" By Richard Ellmann () Vintage, pages, $ This is widely regarded as the most researched and factually correct biography of Wilde.

With an Introduction and Notes by Anne Varty, Royal Holloway, University of London Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, 'Lady Windermere's Fan'. The combination of dazzling wit, subtle social criticism, sumptuous settings and the theme of a guilty secret proved a winner, both here and in his next three plays, 'A Woman of No Importance', 'An Ideal Husband', and his undisputed 4/5(1).

Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist; and a debut picture book, Islandborn.4/5(88).

Learn more about Oscar Wilde. Browse Oscar Wilde’s best-selling audiobooks and newest titles. Discover more authors you’ll love listening to on Audible. A gifted poet, playwright and wit, Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in 19th-century England.

He was illustrious for preaching the importance of style in life and art, and of attacking Victorian narrow-mindedness. Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland, in. Wilde’s Best Work. The Picture of Dorian Gray: Wilde’s only fiction novel, the Picture of Dorian Gray is the epitome of all the concepts and beauty he surrounded himself with in life.

The flawless Dorian has his portrait painted, and makes a deal with the devil that instead of the painting staying beautiful and the real Dorian ageing, the opposite will happen.5/5().The life of Oscar Wilde. [Hesketh Pearson] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Hesketh Pearson.

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