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Oscar Wilde.

Author: Richard Ellmann
Publisher: Westminster : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Winner of both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar Wilde is the definitive biography of the tortured poet and playwright and the last book by renowned biographer and literary critic Richard Ellmann. Ellmann dedicated two decades to the research and writing of this biography, resulting in a complex and richly detailed portrait of Oscar Wilde. Ellman captures the wit, creativity, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ellmann, Richard.
Oscar Wilde.
Westminster : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Ellmann
ISBN: 9780804151122 0804151121
OCLC Number: 957125861
Description: 1 online resource (641 pages)
Contents: Other Books by This Author; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Beginnings; I. Toil of Growing Up; II. Wilde at Oxford; III. Rome and Greece; IV. An Incomplete Aesthete; Advances; V. Setting Sail; VI. Declaring His Genius; VII. Indoctrinating America; VIII. Countering the Renaissance; IX. Two Kinds of Stage; X. Mr and Mrs Wilde; Exaltations; XI. Disciple to Master; XII. The Age of Dorian; XIII. Hellenizing Paris; XIV. A Good Woman, and Others; XV. A Late Victorian Love Affair; XVI. Sailing into the Wind; Disgrace. XVII. 'I Am the Prosecutor in This Case'XVIII. Doom Deferred; XIX. Pentonville, Wandsworth, and Reading; XX. Escape from Reading; Exile; XXI. Prisoner at Large; XXII. The Leftover Years; Epilogue; Notes; Select Bibliography; Appendix A; Appendix B; About the Author; Permissions Acknowledgments.

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Winner of both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar Wilde is the definitive biography of the tortured poet and playwright and the last book by renowned biographer and literary critic Richard Ellmann. Ellmann dedicated two decades to the research and writing of this biography, resulting in a complex and richly detailed portrait of Oscar Wilde. Ellman captures the wit, creativity, and charm of the psychologically and sexually complicated writer, as well as the darker aspects of his personality and life. Covering everything from Wilde's rise as a young literary talent to his eventual imprisonment and death in exile with exquisite detail, Ellmann's fascinating account of Wilde's life and work is a resounding triumph. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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