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Oscar Wilde : a certain genius

Author: Barbara Belford
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Based on extensive study of original sources and animated throughout by historical detail, anecdote, and insight, the narrative traces Wilde's progression from his childhood in an intellectual Irish household to his maturity as a London author to the years of his European exile."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Belford, Barbara.
Oscar Wilde.
New York : Random House, ©2000
(OCoLC)606395462
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Belford
ISBN: 0679457348 9780679457343 081299261X 9780812992618
OCLC Number: 43567616
Description: xiv, 381 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one (1854-1878): Becoming --
Lord of life --
Merrion Square --
Away from home --
Budding aesthete --
Magdalen Manners --
Part two (1879-1883): Reinventing --
Artists and beauties --
Aesthetes and dandies --
A second self --
New scenarios --
Part three (1884-1891): Rebelling --
Mrs. Oscar Wilde --
Crossing over --
Enemies and friends --
The Dorian prophecy --
Part four (1892-1895): Flaunting --
More than laughter --
Translating ecstasy --
Mostly famous --
A broken line --
Part five (1895-1900): Reconciling --
The last first night --
Touching sorrow --
Misbegotten yesterdays --
Stealing happiness.
Responsibility: Barbara Belford.
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"Based on extensive study of original sources and animated throughout by historical detail, anecdote, and insight, the narrative traces Wilde's progression from his childhood in an intellectual Irish household to his maturity as a London author to the years of his European exile."--Jacket.

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