Download Free Oscar Wilde PDF by Jeff Nunokawa Full Book and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2013 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite the success of;The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde is sometimes better known for his indecency trial, in which he was sentenced to two years of hard labor.
Download Free Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder PDF by Gyles Brandreth Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-09-09 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A second installment of a tale inspired by the life of detective Oscar Wilde and his partner-in-crime, Arthur Conan Doyle, finds the celebrated playwright inventing a "murder" game that turns deadly when a fantasy victim is actually killed. Simultaneous.
Download Free Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture PDF by Joseph Bristow Full Book and published by Ohio University Press. This book was released on 2009-01-12 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture: The Making of a Legend explores the meteoric rise, sudden fall, and legendary resurgence of an immensely influential writer’s reputation from his hectic 1881 American lecture tour to recent Hollywood adaptations of his dramas. Always renowned—if not notorious—for his fashionable persona, Wilde courted celebrity at an early age. Later, he came to prominence as one of the most talented essayists and fiction writers of his time. In the years leading up to his two-year imprisonment, Wilde stood among the foremost dramatists in London. But after he was sent down for committing acts of “gross indecency” it seemed likely that social embarrassment would inflict irreparable damage to his legacy. As this volume shows, Wilde died in comparative obscurity. Little could he have realized that in five years his name would come back into popular circulation thanks to the success of Richard Strauss’s opera Salome and Robert Ross’s edition of De Profundi. With each succeeding decade, the twentieth century continued to honor Wilde’s name by keeping his plays in repertory, producing dramas about his life, adapting his works for film, and devising countless biographical and critical studies of his writings. This volume reveals why, more than a hundred years after his demise, Wilde’s value in the academic world, the auction house, and the entertainment industry stands higher than that of any modern writer.
Download Free Oscar Wilde PDF by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby Full Book and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2019-12-06 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Oscar Wilde" by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Download Free Oscar Wilde's Society Plays PDF by Michael Y. Bennett Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-08-05 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the first collection of essays about Oscar Wilde's comedies, the contributors re-evaluate Oscar Wilde's society plays as 'comedies of manners" to see whether this is actually an apt way to read Wilde's most emblematic plays. Focusing on both the context and the texts, the collection locates Wilde both in his social and literary contexts.
Author : Christina Pascual Aransáez
Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Release Date : 2014-11
ISBN : 3954893134
Pages : 380 pages
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Download Free The importance of being a reader: A revision of Oscar Wilde's works PDF by Christina Pascual Aransáez Full Book and published by Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag). This book was released on 2014-11 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores Wilde's works from the hypothesis that they call upon the active participation of the reader in the production of meaning. It has a twofold objective: first, it shows that Wilde's emphasis on the creative role of the audience in his critical writings makes him conceive the reader as a co-creator in the construction of meaning. Second, it analyses the strategies which Wilde employs to impel the reader to collaborate in the creation of meaning of his literary works and casts light upon the social criticism derived from these. The examination of Wilde’s writings reveals how he gradually combined more sophisticated techniques that encouraged the reader's dynamic role with the progressive exploitation of self-advertising strategies for professional purposes. These allowed the ‘commercial’ Oscar to make his works successful among the Victorian public without betraying the ‘literary’ Wilde’s aesthetic principles. The present study re-evaluates Wilde as a critic and as a writer. It demonstrates that, while Wilde the ‘myth’ was ahead of his time in many ways, Wilde the ‘ARTIST’ anticipated in his aesthetic theory various themes which occupy contemporary literary theoreticians. Thus, it may contribute to give him the status he rightly deserves in the history of literature.
Download Free Oscar Wilde PDF by E. H. Mikhail Full Book and published by Totawa, N.J. : Rowman and Littlefield. This book was released on 1978 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : Anita Roitinger
Publisher : Longwood PressLtd
Release Date : 1980
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Free Oscar Wilde's Life as Reflected in His Correspondence and His Autobiography PDF by Anita Roitinger Full Book and published by Longwood PressLtd. This book was released on 1980 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free Oscar Wilde's Plagiarism PDF by Florina Tufescu Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oscar Wilde's plagiarism practices across genres are seen as part of a neo-classical tradition. His allegory of plagiarism in An Ideal Husband is compared to those created by fellow playwrights, including Ibsen and G. B. Shaw. Wilde's polemical imitation of Shakespeare's cut-and-paste method in The Portrait of Mr. W.H. inspires Joyce to experiment with the erasure of quotation marks in Ulysses. The blatant collage of Wilde's poetry anticipates T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, just as it recalls Manet's paintings, which provocatively assert artistic status by drawing attention to their flatness. The mosaic-like structure of The Picture of Dorian Gray is akin to that of other anti-individualist masterpieces, notably Goethe's Faust and D. M. Thomas's The White Hotel. The extent of sophisticated plagiarism in the canonical works and the impressive list of its apologists from Ackroyd to Zola indicate the need for new models of authorship and intellectual property, models that would benefit scholarly and artistic creativity and solve the paradox of plagiarism as simultaneously one of the most serious and most common of literary crimes.
Download Free The Plays Of Oscar Wilde PDF by Oscar Wilde Full Book and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2014-12-09 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s dramatic works, this collection demonstrates the author’s wide range, unerring wit, and unique perspective. Bringing together Wilde’s most famous plays, including The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, and Lady Windermere’s Fan, along with rare and incomplete dramas like Salome and Vera, this compendium is an important resource for any fan or student of Wilde’s dramatic works. Often considered ahead of his time, the plays of Oscar Wilde continue to resonate with modern audiences and many have been adapted for film and television, including the 2002 film The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Judi Dench and Colin Firth. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Download Free Oscar Wilde's Last Chance PDF by Mark Hichens Full Book and published by Pentland Press (NC). This book was released on 1999 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Wilde came to Paris in 1898 a friend informed him of the plot to frame a Jewish army officer, Alfred Dreyfus, of treason, hoping to enlist Wilde''s genius in its exposure. How this scheme backfired is the theme of this fascinating book.'
Author : Susan Van Kirk
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 2004-01-16
ISBN : 0544182235
Pages : 57 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (182 Download)
Download Free CliffsNotes on Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest PDF by Susan Van Kirk Full Book and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2004-01-16 with total page 57 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Importance of Being Earnest offers a concise look at this Victorian farce, which tweaks the complacency and aristocratic attitudes prevalent among the wealthy upper class of the time. Hidden identities, fierce repartee, underlying passions, and surprises punctuate this lively play. This study guide shows, through its expert commentaries, just how three sets of lovers clear up mishap and misunderstandings and end up happily ever after. Other features that help you figure out this survey of Victorian social issues include: A close look at the author's life, which itself was rife with scandal and ruin Summaries and commentaries, act by act Descriptive character analyses A character map that reveal key relationships Critical essays on Victorian views on compassion, religion, marriage, and more A review section that tests your knowledge, and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Download Free The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde PDF by Oscar Wilde Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1927 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Aubrey Beardsley's Illustrations to Oscar Wilde's "Salomé" (1894). A comparison of Beardsley's illustrations to two earlier paintings of the same subject
Author : Christina Haupt
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release Date : 2017-06-26
ISBN : 3668470707
Pages : 7 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (47 Download)
Download Free Aubrey Beardsley's Illustrations to Oscar Wilde's "Salomé" (1894). A comparison of Beardsley's illustrations to two earlier paintings of the same subject PDF by Christina Haupt Full Book and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2017-06-26 with total page 7 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essay from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,70, University of Passau, language: English, abstract: Wilde’s symbolist play Salomé (1894) would certainly not be the same without Aubrey Beardsley’s illustrations on the English version. The essay examines one of the most significant scenes in the play: the dance of the seven veils. Firstly, Beardsley’s illustration “The Stomach Dance” (1894) is analysed. Subsequently, two earlier paintings of the same subject, by Benozzo Gozzoli and Gustave Moreau, will be introduced and compared to Beardsley’s representation. “For Aubrey: for the only artist who, besides myself, knows what the dance of the seven veils is and can see the invisible dance. Oscar”
Download Free Liffey and Lethe PDF by Patrick R. O'Malley Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-03-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on literary and cultural texts from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth, Patrick R. O'Malley argues that in order to understand both the literature and the varieties of nationalist politics in nineteenth-century Ireland, we must understand the various modes in which the very notion of the historical past was articulated. He proposes that nineteenth-century Irish literature and culture present two competing modes of political historiography: one that eludes the unresolved wounds of Ireland's violent history through the strategic representation of a unified past that could be the model for a liberal future; and one that locates its roots not in a culturally triumphant past but rather in an account of colonial and specifically sectarian bloodshed and insists upon the moral necessity of naming that history. From myths of pre-Christian Celtic glories to medieval Catholic scholarship to the rise of the Protestant Ascendancy to narratives of colonial violence against Irish people by British power, Irish historiography strove to be the basis of a new nationalism following the 1801 Union with Great Britain, and yet it was itself riven with contention.
Author : Ignacio Ramos Gay
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date : 2014-10-02
ISBN : 1443868698
Pages : 182 pages
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Download Free Adaptations, Versions and Perversions in Modern British Drama PDF by Ignacio Ramos Gay Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-10-02 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book aims to explore which plays were deemed ‘suitable’ to be reworked for foreign or local stages; what transformations – linguistic, semiotic, theatrical – were undertaken so as to accommodate international audiences; how national literary traditions are forged, altered, and diluted by means of transnational adapting techniques; and, finally, to what extent the categorical boundaries between original plays and adaptations may be blurred on the account of such adjusting textual strategies. It brings together ten articles that scrutinise the linguistic, social, political and theatrical complexities inherent in the intercultural transference of plays. The approaches presented by the different contributors investigate modern British theatre as an instance of diachronic and synchronic transnational adaptations based upon a myriad of influences originating in, and projected upon, other national dramatic traditions. These traditions, rooted in relatively distant geographies and epochs, are traced so as to illustrate the split between the state-imposed identity and personal, subjective identity caused by cultural negotiations of the self in an age of globalism. International frontiers are thus pointed at in order to claim the need to be transcended in the process of cultural re-appropriation associated with theatre performance for international audiences.
Author : Peter Brooker
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2014-05-22
ISBN : 1317903560
Pages : 512 pages
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Download Free A Practical Reader in Contemporary Literary Theory PDF by Peter Brooker Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-05-22 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This introduction to practicing literary theory is a reader consisting of extracts from critical analyses, largely by 20th century Anglo-American literary critics, set around major literary texts that undergraduate students are known to be familiar with. It is specifically targeted to present literary criticism through practical examples of essays by literary theorists themselves, on texts both within and outside the literary canon. Four example essays are included for each author/text presented.