Oscar Wilde Pack

Oscar Wilde Pack

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Penguin/Longman Combination Value Packs Each pack contains a Penguin edition and a Longman criticism. The Portable Oscar Wilde Richard Aldington and Stanley Weintraub In this inclusive anthology Richard Aldington and Stanley Weintraub present the most quotable and influential of Wilde's writings. The novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the plays Salom, and The Importance of Being Earnest are included in their entirety, along with the complete unexpurgated text of De Profundis. There are also selections from Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance and An Ideal Husband and A Preface to Oscar Wilde Anne Varty This study explores the range of Wilde's writing from his best known works including Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest to his lesser known works such as his poetry, journalism and letters. Anne Varty also explores Wilde's family life, the impact of his sexuality on his writing and she considers his work in relation to avant garde movements of their day: aestheticism, decadence, and symbolism.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • LONGMAN
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 0582418445
  • 9780582418448

Table of contents

Penguin Contents Some Dates in the Life of Oscar Wilde The Critic as Artist The Picture of Dorian Gray Salom, The Importance of Being Earnest De Profundis Poems, Poems in Prose and A Fairy Tale Helas! From Ave Imperatrix Requiescat From The Burden of Itys From Charmides Symphony in Yellow The Harlot's House On the Sale by Auction of Keats' Love Letters Portia: Written at the Lyceum Theatre The Ballad of Reading Gaol The Selfish Giant Reviews From a Bevy of Poets From Pleasing and Prattling From a 'Jolly' Art Critic From a Cheap Edition of a Great Man From the Poet's Corner, III From the Poet's Corner, V From Poetry and Prison Letters from Oscar Wilde To Mrs George Lewis To Mrs Bernard Beere To Robert H. Sherard To Constance Lloyd Wilde To the Editor of the Scots Observer To Bernard Shaw To the Editor of The Times To Grace Hawthorne To Lord Alfred Douglas To the Home Secretary To Carlos Blacker To Reginald Turner To Leonard Smithers To Robert Ross Wildean Wit From the Other Comedies I. From Lady Windermere's Fan II. From A Woman of No Importance III. From an Ideal Husband Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young Contents for Preface Book List of illustrations List of abbreviations Introduction Part One: Biographical and Historical Context Chronological tables Family life: Lady Wilde and Mrs Oscar Wilde Ireland Homosexuality The myth of Wilde Part Two: Aesthetic and Political Philosophy Lectures Journalism 'The Woman's World' 'The Soul of Man Under Socialism' Critical dialogues Theatre practice and innovation Part Three: Critical Survey Poetry: 'Poems' (1881); 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol' Short fiction: 'The Happy Prince'; 'The House of Pomegranates' Aesthetic criticism Aesthetic prose: 'The Fisherman and his Soul' Newspaper fiction: 'Lord Arthur Saville's Crime and Other Stories' 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' Salome, 'Salome', and symbolist theatre The social comedies: 'Lady Windermeres's Fan'; 'A Woman of no Importance'; 'An Ideal Husband'; 'The Importance of Being Earnest' Letters: 'De Profundis'; On prison reform Part Four: Reference Section Wilde and his circle A Wilde gazetteer Short glossary of critical terms Further reading Index List of Abbreviationsshow more