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Oscar Wilde

Author: John Sloan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)., Authors in context.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Wit, dandy, literary anarchist, self-publicist, and homosexual martyr: Wilde achieved fame and notoriety at a time when mass culture and communication promoted the 'new' in every area of British life - 'New Women', 'New Hedonism', 'New Journalism', 'New Imperialism'. His plays, tales, and critical writings questioned traditional attitudes to religion, sexuality, women and the home, crime and punishment, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Sloan
ISBN: 0192840649 9780192840646
OCLC Number: 50810007
Description: xii, 225 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: The life of Oscar Wilde --
The fabric of society --
The literary scene --
Wilde and social issues --
Wilde and intellectual issues --
Recontextualizing Wilde.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)., Authors in context.
Responsibility: John Sloan.
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"Wit, dandy, literary anarchist, self-publicist, and homosexual martyr: Wilde achieved fame and notoriety at a time when mass culture and communication promoted the 'new' in every area of British life - 'New Women', 'New Hedonism', 'New Journalism', 'New Imperialism'. His plays, tales, and critical writings questioned traditional attitudes to religion, sexuality, women and the home, crime and punishment, and the freedom of the individual. John Sloan examines the rich interplay between Wilde's society and his writings and shows the remarkable recontextualizing of Wilde and his work on stage, in film and the media in the century that has followed his death." "The book includes a chronology of Wilde's life and times, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index."--BOOK JACKET.

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