Oscar Wilde

Author: Jeff Nunokawa

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438148429

Category: Reference (Philosophy) in literature

Page: 108

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Despite the success of;The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde is sometimes better known for his indecency trial, in which he was sentenced to two years of hard labor.

Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder

Author: Gyles Brandreth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416534849

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

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A second installment of a tale inspired by the life of detective Oscar Wilde and his partner-in-crime, Arthur Conan Doyle, finds the celebrated playwright inventing a "murder" game that turns deadly when a fantasy victim is actually killed. Simultaneous.

Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture

Author: Joseph Bristow

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821443038

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture: The Making of a Legend explores the meteoric rise, sudden fall, and legendary resurgence of an immensely influential writer’s reputation from his hectic 1881 American lecture tour to recent Hollywood adaptations of his dramas. Always renowned—if not notorious—for his fashionable persona, Wilde courted celebrity at an early age. Later, he came to prominence as one of the most talented essayists and fiction writers of his time. In the years leading up to his two-year imprisonment, Wilde stood among the foremost dramatists in London. But after he was sent down for committing acts of “gross indecency” it seemed likely that social embarrassment would inflict irreparable damage to his legacy. As this volume shows, Wilde died in comparative obscurity. Little could he have realized that in five years his name would come back into popular circulation thanks to the success of Richard Strauss’s opera Salome and Robert Ross’s edition of De Profundi. With each succeeding decade, the twentieth century continued to honor Wilde’s name by keeping his plays in repertory, producing dramas about his life, adapting his works for film, and devising countless biographical and critical studies of his writings. This volume reveals why, more than a hundred years after his demise, Wilde’s value in the academic world, the auction house, and the entertainment industry stands higher than that of any modern writer.

Oscar Wilde

Author: Leonard Cresswell Ingleby

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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"Oscar Wilde" by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Oscar Wilde's Society Plays

Author: Michael Y. Bennett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137410930

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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As the first collection of essays about Oscar Wilde's comedies, the contributors re-evaluate Oscar Wilde's society plays as 'comedies of manners" to see whether this is actually an apt way to read Wilde's most emblematic plays. Focusing on both the context and the texts, the collection locates Wilde both in his social and literary contexts.

The importance of being a reader: A revision of Oscar Wilde's works

Author: Christina Pascual Aransáez

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954893134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 380

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This book explores Wilde's works from the hypothesis that they call upon the active participation of the reader in the production of meaning. It has a twofold objective: first, it shows that Wilde's emphasis on the creative role of the audience in his critical writings makes him conceive the reader as a co-creator in the construction of meaning. Second, it analyses the strategies which Wilde employs to impel the reader to collaborate in the creation of meaning of his literary works and casts light upon the social criticism derived from these. The examination of Wilde’s writings reveals how he gradually combined more sophisticated techniques that encouraged the reader's dynamic role with the progressive exploitation of self-advertising strategies for professional purposes. These allowed the ‘commercial’ Oscar to make his works successful among the Victorian public without betraying the ‘literary’ Wilde’s aesthetic principles. The present study re-evaluates Wilde as a critic and as a writer. It demonstrates that, while Wilde the ‘myth’ was ahead of his time in many ways, Wilde the ‘ARTIST’ anticipated in his aesthetic theory various themes which occupy contemporary literary theoreticians. Thus, it may contribute to give him the status he rightly deserves in the history of literature.

Oscar Wilde

Author: E. H. Mikhail

Publisher: Totawa, N.J. : Rowman and Littlefield



Page: 249

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Oscar Wilde's Plagiarism

Author: Florina Tufescu

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 8357

Oscar Wilde's plagiarism practices across genres are seen as part of a neo-classical tradition. His allegory of plagiarism in An Ideal Husband is compared to those created by fellow playwrights, including Ibsen and G. B. Shaw. Wilde's polemical imitation of Shakespeare's cut-and-paste method in The Portrait of Mr. W.H. inspires Joyce to experiment with the erasure of quotation marks in Ulysses. The blatant collage of Wilde's poetry anticipates T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, just as it recalls Manet's paintings, which provocatively assert artistic status by drawing attention to their flatness. The mosaic-like structure of The Picture of Dorian Gray is akin to that of other anti-individualist masterpieces, notably Goethe's Faust and D. M. Thomas's The White Hotel. The extent of sophisticated plagiarism in the canonical works and the impressive list of its apologists from Ackroyd to Zola indicate the need for new models of authorship and intellectual property, models that would benefit scholarly and artistic creativity and solve the paradox of plagiarism as simultaneously one of the most serious and most common of literary crimes.

The Plays Of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443442011

Category: Drama

Page: 500

View: 5016

Featuring the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s dramatic works, this collection demonstrates the author’s wide range, unerring wit, and unique perspective. Bringing together Wilde’s most famous plays, including The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, and Lady Windermere’s Fan, along with rare and incomplete dramas like Salome and Vera, this compendium is an important resource for any fan or student of Wilde’s dramatic works. Often considered ahead of his time, the plays of Oscar Wilde continue to resonate with modern audiences and many have been adapted for film and television, including the 2002 film The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Judi Dench and Colin Firth. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.