Alfred Douglas

A Poet's Life and His Finest Work

Author: N.A

Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Defends the much maligned lover of Oscar Wilde against rumors and accusations cast about him, providing a new telling of his relationship with the poet as well as proof of Douglas's own literary accomplishments.

Aesthetes and Decadents of the 1890s

An Anthology of British Poetry and Prose

Author: Karl Beckson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613734352

Category: Poetry

Page: 337

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The Aesthetic and Decadent Movement of the late 19th century spawned the idea of "Art for Art's Sake," challenged aesthetic standards and shocked the bourgeosie. From Walter Pater's study, "The Renaissance to Salome, the truly decadent collaboration between Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, Karl Beckson has chosen a full spectrum of works that chronicle the British artistic achievement of the 1890s. In this revised edition of a classic anthology, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" has been included in its entirety; the bibliography has been completely updated; Professor Beckson's notes and commentary have been expanded from the first edition published in 1966. The so-called Decadent or Aesthetic period remains one of the most interesting in the history of the arts. The poetry and prose of such writers as Yeats, Wilde, Symons, Johnson, Dowson, Barlas, Pater and others are included in this collection, along with sixteen of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings.

A Literary History of England

Author: A Baugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136892990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

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First published in 1959. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Oscar Wilde

Author: Frank Harris

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225549

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 369

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A biography of Oscar Wilde, this book offers a look at Wilde's rise and fall.

Oscar Wilde

Author: Karl Beckson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134722869

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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This set comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

De Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442946477

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Published posthumously in 1905 by Oscar Wilde's friend Robert Ross, De Profundis (1905) is a long letter written while the author was in prison on trial on charges of having illicit relations with his friend Alfred Douglas. Addressed to Douglas, the letter describes the events that led to Wilde's arrest and punishment and recounts the steps of his downfall. The letter also tells of the resentments and sufferings of his life in prison and provides profound insight into his emotional state.

Wilde Writings

Contextual Conditions

Author: Joseph Bristow,William Andrews Clark Memorial Library,University of California, Los Angeles. Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802035325

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 334

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Featuring thirteen original essays that examine Wilde's achievements as an aesthete, critic, dramatist, novelist, and poet, this provocative and ground-breaking volume ushers the field of Oscar Wilde studies into the twenty-first century.

Epistola: in carcere et vinculis

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3862678407

Category: Art

Page: 148

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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) hat keine Autobiografie hinterlassen, allerdings einen umfangreichen Brief aus dem Zuchthaus an seinen Freund und Geliebten Lord Alfred Douglas. Mit dem Schreiben wollte Wilde erklärtermaßen eine Art Lebensresümee ziehen und die Veränderungen deutlich machen, die sein Denken in der Gefangenschaft genommen hat. Der lateinische Titel des Briefs, »Epistola: in carcere et vinculis«, geht auf Wilde selbst zurück; der ebenfalls für den Brief benutzte Titel »de profundis« stammt hingegen vom ersten englischen Herausgeber des Briefs.

Going to Extremes

The Adventurous Life of Harry de Windt

Author: Stephen Wade

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473863546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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Harry de Windt (1856–1933) was a man who, by any standards, was a personality, a marked presence in the world of Victorian and Edwardian literature and social life. He was a member of the literary circle around Oscar Wilde and his friend and lover, Bosie (Lord Alfred Douglas); he was active in the world of the turf; and he travelled – he took on dangerous journeys with relish, crossing vast tracts of the British and Russian empires for the sheer thrill of it. This book traces his life and adventures, at home and abroad, and also gives an account of his early work on military service in Sarawak, Malaysia, his expert knowledge of the Russian prison system, and his later Great War role running a POW camp. Many of his books reflect epic journeys against the odds: From Paris to New York by Land, Savage Europe, Siberia As It Is and others. His autobiographical work, My Restless Life, perhaps sums up his nature. Interesting facts: * Harry de Windt was brother to the Ranee of Sarawak and fought against rebels there in his early career * He visited the penal colony on the Russian island of Sakhalin close to the same time that Anton Chekhov went there * He appeared as a witness in the trial for libel of Lord Alfred Douglas, as he blamed Winston Churchill for the heavy losses in the Battle of Jutland * On his travels he met a host of interesting people – from murderers to statesmen

The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225501

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 1104

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Wilde's works are suffused with his aestheticism, brilliant craftsmanship, legendary wit and, ultimately, his tragic muse. He wrote tender fairy stories for children employing all his grace, artistry and wit, of which the best-known is The Happy Prince. Counterpoints to this were his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, which shocked and outraged many readers of his day, and his stories for adults which exhibited his fascination with the relations between serene art and decadent life. Wilde took London by storm with his plays, particularly his masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest. His essays - in particular De Profundis- and his Ballad of Reading Gaol, both written after his release from prison, strikingly break the bounds of his usual expressive range. His other essays and poems are all included in this comprehensive collection of the works of one of the most exciting writers of the late nineteenth century.

Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

The Plays, the Poems, the Stories and the Essays Including De Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853263972

Category: Drama

Page: 954

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Here is a collection of this witty and irreverent author's works--all in their most authoritative texts. Includes The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and other stories and essays.

De Profundis and Other Prison Writings

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920769

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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De Profundis and Other Prison Writings is a new selection of Oscar Wilde's prison letters and poetry in Penguin Classics, edited and introduced by Colm Tóibín. At the start of 1895, Oscar Wilde was the toast of London, widely feted for his most recent stage success, An Ideal Husband. But by May of the same year, Wilde was in Reading prison sentenced to hard labour. 'De Profundis' is an epistolic account of Oscar Wilde's spiritual journey while in prison, and describes his new, shocking conviction that 'the supreme vice is shallowness'. This edition also includes further letters to his wife, his friends, the Home Secretary, newspaper editors and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas - Bosie - himself, as well as 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol', the heart-rending poem about a man sentenced to hang for the murder of the woman he loved. This Penguin edition is based on the definitive Complete Letters, edited by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland. Colm Tóibín's introduction explores Wilde's duality in love, politics and literature. This edition also includes notes on the text and suggested further reading. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin. His three volumes of short fiction, The Happy Prince, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and A House of Pomegranates, together with his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, won him a reputation as a writer with an original talent, a reputation enhanced by the phenomenal success of his society comedies - Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest. Colm Tóibín is the author of five novels, including The Blackwater Lightship and The Master, and a collection of stories, Mothers and Sons. His essay collection Love in a Dark Time: Gay Lives from Wilde to Almodovar appeared in 2002. He is the editor of The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction.