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Small, Ian

Overview
Works: 122 works in 376 publications in 1 language and 6,965 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Biography  Drama  Short stories, English  Bibliography  Comedy plays  Short stories  Religious fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Adapter, ed
Classifications: PR5134, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian Small
The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of Poems and Poems in Prose inaugurates the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. It provides texts of Wilde's one-hundred and nineteen poems and poems in prose, including twenty-one never published in his lifetime, together with the publishing history of each poem, and a detailed commentary on allusions and echoes, imagery, and points of biographical interest."--Publisher's description
The Aesthetes : a sourcebook by Ian Small( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Revolution and British culture( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde revalued : an essay on new materials & methods of research by Ian Small( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete shorter fiction by Oscar Wilde( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 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
The Theory and practice of text-editing : essays in honour of James T. Boulton by Ian Small( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conditions for criticism : authority, knowledge, and literature in the late nineteenth century by Ian Small( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 404 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
Oscar Wilde : recent research : a supplement to "Oscar Wilde revalued" by Ian Small( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 377 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
Lady Windermere's fan by Oscar Wilde( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play is a comedy of manners set in London, England. Convinced her husband is having an affair with a glamorous and slightly notorious older woman, young Lady Windermere turns her affections to amorous Lord Darlington, who is eager to encourage her suspicions about her husband's behavior
Oscar Wilde's profession : writing and the culture industry in the late nineteenth century by Josephine M Guy( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 342 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'."--Jacket
Politics and value in English studies : a discipline in crisis? by Josephine M Guy( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current debate about the nature of English studies has questioned the status of English as a discipline. In this 1993 book, Josephine Guy and Ian Small set this so-called 'crisis in English' within the larger context of disciplinary knowledge. They examine the teaching of English and literary studies in the United States and Britain, and argue that the explicit attempt by some radical critics on both sides of the Atlantic to politicise the discipline has profound consequences for the nature of English studies. They describe the state of disciplinary knowledge, together with its social and philosophical preconditions; they analyse proposals for reform; and they discuss the ways in which these proposed reforms would affect the three main practices of the discipline - literary criticism, literary history and text-editing. In the process they demystify issues and arguments which have often in the past been obscured by jargon and polemic
Pater in the 1990s by Laurel Brake( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Routledge concise history of nineteenth century literature by Josephine M Guy( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century Britain saw the rise of secularism, the development of a modern capitalist economy and multi-party democracy, as well as an explosive growth in technological, scientific and medical knowledge. It also witnessed the emergence of a mass literary culture which permanently changed the relationships between writers, readers and publishers
Two society comedies by Oscar Wilde( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Woman of no importance by Oscar Wilde( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 182 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 )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studying Oscar Wilde : history, criticism, and myth by Josephine M Guy( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Studying Oscar Wilde: History, Criticism, & Myth takes issue with many assumptions current in Wilde scholarship. Professors Guy and Small are interested in the tension between Wilde's enduring popularity with the general reading public as a perennially witty entertainer and his status among academics as a complex, politicized writer attuned to the cultural and philosophical currents associated with modernity. A number of commonly held views are challenged." "To what extent is De Profundis autobiographical? How sophisticated is the learning exhibited in Intentions? In what ways are the society comedies "about" homosexuality?" "The volume also examines some of Wilde's lesser-known, unfinished works and scenarios, including The Cardinal of Avignon, La Sainte Courtisane, and A Florentine Tragedy (all printed as appendices), arguing that these "failed" works provide important insight into the reasons for Wilde's popular success." "Guy and Small have authored numerous articles and books on Wilde. This new book will be a must read for scholars, but it is also written in a jargon-free language that speaks to the wider audience of readers who enjoy Oscar Wilde."--Jacket
The textual condition of Nineteenth-Century literature by Josephine M Guy( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 123 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
Marius the Epicurean by Walter Pater( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the Second Century, A.D., against the backdrop of a Roman Empire on the verge of decline, Marius the Epicurean is the story of the philosophical and spiritual development of Marius, a young Italian serving as amanuensis to the great emperor Marcus Aurelius, Marius explores the various systems of philosophy in search of an elusive vision of love, moving from Epicureanism to Cyrenaicism and finally Stoicism before finding what he had sougnt in the terrible beauty of Christian martyrdom."
The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Oscar Wilde revalued : an essay on new materials & methods of researchComplete shorter fictionThe Theory and practice of text-editing : essays in honour of James T. BoultonConditions for criticism : authority, knowledge, and literature in the late nineteenth centuryOscar Wilde : recent research : a supplement to "Oscar Wilde revalued"Lady Windermere's fanOscar Wilde's profession : writing and the culture industry in the late nineteenth centuryPolitics and value in English studies : a discipline in crisis?