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Small, Ian

Overview
Works: 70 works in 242 publications in 1 language and 6,152 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Bibliography  Short stories  Satire 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publishing director, Adapter
Classifications: PR5134, 822.8
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Most widely held works by Ian Small
The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Aesthetes : a sourcebook by Ian Small ( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The French Revolution and British culture ( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oscar Wilde revalued : an essay on new materials & methods of research by Ian Small ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complete short fiction by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the complete short fiction of nineteenth-century Irish author Oscar Wilde, including fairy tales, ghost stories, mysteries, and comedies of manners, and includes an introductory essay that examines Wilde's life and work
Conditions for criticism : authority, knowledge, and literature in the late nineteenth century by Ian Small ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study examines changes in the practice of literary criticism in the 19th century and locates those changes within wider movements in British intellectual culture
The Theory and practice of text-editing : essays in honour of James T. Boulton by Ian Small ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oscar Wilde : recent research : a supplement to "Oscar Wilde revalued" by Ian Small ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Oscar Wilde: Recent Research updates and reconceptualizes the bibliographic objectives of the earlier Oscar Wilde Revalued. This new volume surveys research on Wilde from 1992 to 2000, but in a much more explicitly evaluative manner." "Oscar Wilde: Recent Research also contains sections devoted to sources and intertexts, to thematic studies, to essay collections, and to critical monographs which take Wilde as their sole subject. The book includes information about new research resources, and about manuscript discoveries and letters. It concludes with an extensive bibliography organized alphabetically and in terms of Wilde's works and an index of critics."--Jacket
Oscar Wilde's profession : writing and the culture industry in the late nineteenth century by Josephine M Guy ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A materialist account of Wilde's career as a writer, Oscar Wilde's Profession contests three widely held assumptions about his success: that there is a clear distinction between his life as a journalist and his artistic celebrity; that he was an aesthetic 'purist' in his attitude towards his own books; and that his career was driven largely by oppositional sexual or nationalist politics. The authors bring together evidence from the publishing trade, from Wilde's contracts and correspondence with publishers, and from documentation about his earnings (particularly the plays) to show that he always worked for money, but that he achieved far less financial success than is usually thought. Far from subverting the nascent consumerism of his time, he was thoroughly immersed in its values - in the commodification of culture in which books became product. At the same time, Oscar Wilde's Profession provides a uniquely detailed account of Wilde's processes of composition, springing from the re-examination of his writing practice currently being undertaken in the Oxford English Texts edition of his complete work. It surveys his writing practices across the whole of the oeuvre, and radically reinterprets the significance of his revision and 'plagiarism'."--BOOK JACKET
Lady Windermere's fan by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sparkling repartee enlivens this witty comedy in which a model of social rectitude learns from an unexpected source the difference between true morality and its appearance
Politics and value in English studies : a discipline in crisis? by Josephine M Guy ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pater in the 1990s by International Pater conference ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Routledge concise history of nineteenth century literature by Josephine M Guy ( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In their lucid and accessible manner, Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small provide readers with an understanding of the complexity and variety of nineteenth-century literary culture, as well as the historical conditions which produced it. --Book Jacket
A woman of no importance by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'A Woman of No Importance' fuses comedy of manners with high melodrama, a serious protest against gender inequality ornately framed with perfect witticisms. At Lady Hunstanton's country house party, the quips are dazzling and the company is impeccably sophisticated - but beneath the laconic wit of society's elite is brewing a turbulent drama of social double standards and sexual hypocrisy. Gerald Arbuthnot is a young man on the make, with an American heiress and the post of secretary to the brilliant but dissolute Lord Illingworth within his reach. But when he asks his mother to celebrate with them, it is discovered that Lord Illingworth is Gerald's father, who seduced and abandoned his mother twenty years earlier. Horrified to find her son singing the praises of her seducer, Mrs Arbuthnot refuses to allow Gerald to continue in his service, and Gerald must choose between his wronged mother and a glittering career. Oscar Wilde's society comedy was first staged at the Haymarket theatre in London in 1893
Studies in Anglo-French cultural relations : imagining France ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The textual condition of Nineteenth-Century literature by Josephine M Guy ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this important new book, Guy and Small develop a new account of literary creativity in the late nineteenth century, one that combines concepts generated by text-theorists concerning the embodied nature of textuality with the empirical insights of text-editors and book historians. Through these developments, which the authors term the 'textual turn,' this study examines the textual condition of nineteenth-century literature. The authors explore works by Dickens, Wilde, Hardy, Yeats, Swinburne, FitzGerald, Pater, Arnold, Pinero and Shaw, connecting questions about what a work textually 'is' w
Studying Oscar Wilde : history, criticism, and myth by Josephine M Guy ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marius the Epicurean by Walter Pater ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This philosophical novel, published in 1885, uses the backdrop of Antonine Rome to elaborate Pater's ideas about Aestheticism. His hero, Marius, is a young Italian employed as private secretary to the emperor Marcus Aurelius. Pater developed a style in this novel, and elaborated on it in his later Imaginary Portraits, which later influenced such writers as Oscar Wilde and James Joyce
The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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