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Declaring his genius : Oscar Wilde in North America

Author: Roy Morris, Jr.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Arriving at the port of New York in 1882, a 27-year-old Oscar Wilde quipped he had 'nothing to declare but my genius.' But as Roy Morris, Jr., reveals in this sparkling narrative, Wilde was, for the first time in his life, underselling himself. A chronicle of the sensation that was Wilde's eleven-month speaking tour of America, Declaring His Genius offers an indelible portrait of both Oscar Wilde and the Gilded  Read more...
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Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Morris, Jr.
ISBN: 9780674066960 0674066960
OCLC Number: 792887092
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Too too utterly utter --
More wonderful than Dickens --
Those who dawnce don't dine --
What would Thoreau have said to my hatbox? --
No well-behaved river ought to act this way --
A very italy, without its art --
Don't shoot the pianist, he is doing his best --
You should have seen it before the war --
The Oscar of the first period is dead.
Responsibility: Roy Morris.

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Arriving at the port of New York in 1882, a 27-years-old Oscar Wilde quipped he had nothing to declare but my genius. This narrative reveals that Wilde was underselling himself.  Read more...

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Morris chronicles a year in the life of Irish dandy and belletrist Wilde, who, at age 27, was bent on invading America the way Dickens had a generation before... Wilde was a self-promoting genius, Read more...

 
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