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life of Oscar Wilde.

Hesketh Pearson

life of Oscar Wilde.

by Hesketh Pearson

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Published by Methuen in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wilde, Oscar, -- 1854-1900.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination39p. :
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16232136M

      Wilde wore many masks during his too short life. He was an academic classicist, a poet and a didactic aesthete. He was an aphorist, a progressive journalist, a provocative essayist and a tragedian. About Oscar Wilde. 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 n dedicated two decades to the research and writing of this biography, resulting in a complex and richly detailed portrait of .

    Oscar Wilde. Born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on Octo , in Dublin, Ireland. An Irish-born English writer. Wilde was the leader in the aesthetic movement that was based on the principle of art for art's sake.   In The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, Neil McKenna provides stunning new insight into the tumultuous sexual and psychological worlds of this brilliant and tormented a charts Wilde's astonishing odyssey through London's sexual underworld, and provides explosive new evidence of the political machinations behind Wilde's trials for sodomy.5/5(1).

    Oscar Wilde The ever-quotable Oscar Wilde () was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet who delighted Victorian England with his legendary wit. He found critical and popular success with his scintillating plays, chiefly The Importance of Being Earnest, while his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, scandalized readers. Robert Sherard was Oscar Wilde's friend of 20 years and first biographer. The Life of Oscar Wilde was the second of his four biographies of the Irish playwright and wit. - Summary by Rob Board.


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In The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, Neil McKenna provides stunning new insight into the tumultuous sexual and psychological worlds of this brilliant and tormented a charts Wilde's astonishing odyssey through London's sexual underworld, and provides explosive new evidence of the political machinations behind Wilde's trials for by: Early Life and Education.

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on Octoin Dublin, Ireland. His father, William Wilde, was an acclaimed doctor Born: Oscar Wilde's life – like his wit – was alive with paradox.

He was both an early exponent and a victim of 'celebrity culture': famous for being famous, he was lauded and ridiculed in equal measure. His achievements were frequently downplayed, his successes resented. He had a genius for comedy but strove to write tragedies/5(11). Oscar Wilde, in full Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, (born OctoDublin, Ireland—died NovemParis, France), Irish wit, poet, and dramatist whose reputation rests on his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (), and on his comic masterpieces Lady Windermere’s Fan () and The Importance of Being Earnest ().

Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann is a very detailed biography which brings out Wilde's enormous generosity and his boundless intellect. Wilde lived a life of tremendous fame I finally finished it and although it took me a year to read it, I finally did it/5. Oscar Wilde was the epitome of the artist whose greatest work was his life.

Wilde could never quite capture on paper the wit and wisdom that charmed so many of the pretty people in Victorian England. This engrossing biography, written by legendary playboy Frank Harris, is a first-hand account, as Wilde and Harris were close friends/5.

• Oscar: A Life by Matthew Sturgis is published by Head of Zeus (£25). To order a copy for £ go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane.

Oscar's mother, Lady Jane Francesca Wilde (), was a successful poet and journalist. She wrote patriotic Irish verse under the pseudonym "Speranza". Oscar's father, Sir William Wilde ( - ), was a leading ear and eye surgeon, a renowned philanthropist and gifted writer.

Oscar Wilde's unconventional life began with an equally unconventional family. He was born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on Octoat 21 Westland Row, Dublin, Ireland. His father, Sir William Wilde, was an eminent Victorian and a doctor of aural surgery.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a novel written by Dominican American author Junot Díaz and published in Although a work of fiction, the novel is set in New Jersey in the United States, where Díaz was raised, and it deals with the Dominican Republic experience under dictator Rafael Trujillo.

The book chronicles both the life of Oscar de León, an overweight Author: Junot Díaz. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz pp, Faber, £ Junot Díaz's first book, Drown (), detailed the lives of children in the Dominican Republic and, later, of young men Author: Christopher Tayler.

Oscar Wilde: A Literary Life tracks the intellectual biography of one of the most influential minds of the nineteenth century. Rather than focusing on the dramatic events of Wilde’s life, this volume documents Wilde’s impressive forays into education, religion, science, philosophy, and.

Oscar Wilde's () Fairy Tale - The Selfish Giant. Oscar Wilde $ - $ Oscar: A Life by Matthew Sturgis review – A Wilde ride Meticulous, convincing biography places Wilde in the context of s Decadence The statue of Oscar Wilde at Merrion Square, Dublin. The Life of Oscar Wilde – Part 1.

Oscar read Pater’s book Studies in the History of the Renaissance, which Oscar called his “golden book.” In this study of Renaissance art, Pater espoused the value of Art for Art’s sake. Book-It Repertory Theatre is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming great. "Oscar Wilde" By Richard Ellmann () Vintage, pages, $ This is widely regarded as the most researched and factually correct biography of Wilde.

Must-read books by Oscar Wilde During his life, Wilde wrote at least 25 substantial works, and a number of them are certainly must-reads. the book aged well like a fine wine and has been.

Buy a cheap copy of The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde book by Neil McKenna. In The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, Neil McKenna provides stunning new insight into the tumultuous sexual and psychological worlds of this brilliant and tormented Free shipping over $Cited by: The Picture of Dorian Gray Quotes.

34 of the best book quotes from The Picture of Dorian Gray #1 André Trocmé, Hans Thoma, Alan Paton, Maxim Gorky, Elizabeth Goudge, Oscar Wilde, Selma Lagerlöf, Leo Tolstoy.

Chapter book. Easter. The Selfish Giant. Jeanne Bowman, Oscar Wilde. Picture book. #2: “Yes, he was certainly wonderfully handsome, with his finely curved scarlet lips, his frank blue eyes, his crisp gold hair.

There was something in his face that made one trust him at once. All the candour of youth was there, as well as all youth’s passionate purity. One felt that he had kept himself unspotted from the world. No wonder Basil Hallward worshipped him.” #3: “And beauty.

"[Oscar] Wilde's life is one of the saddest in English literature," reported London's Guardian newspaper on 1 Decemberthe day after the exiled poet and playwright died in disgrace in France at the age of "His abilities were sufficient to win him an honoured place as a man of letters, but they struggled in vain against his lack of character.".

Oscar Wilde Biography Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland, on Octoand died in Paris, France, on Novem He was a well-known writer for his short stories, his essays, and his novel The Portrait of Dorian Gray. In addition to the controversies that caused his sexual orientation at that time.

Son [ ]5/5(5).The most immediate reference for the yellow book is J K Huysmans’s novel À rebours (Against Nature). This is a French novel about an aristocrat who indulges in a purely amoral life of the senses.

There is a way in which Dorian models his life on that. But you could also interpret the book as Walter Pater’s The Renaissance. The conclusion.