The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde Book

The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Date : 2018
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0674984382

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"And I? May I say nothing, my lord?" With these words, Oscar Wilde's courtroom trials came to a close. The lord in question, High Court justice Sir Alfred Wills, sent Wilde to the cells, sentenced to two years in prison with hard labor for the crime of "gross indecency" with other men. As cries of "shame" emanated from the gallery, the convicted aesthete was roundly silenced. But he did not remain so. Behind bars and in the period immediately after his release, Wilde wrote two of his most powerful works--the long autobiographical letter De Profundis and an expansive best-selling poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. In The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde, Nicholas Frankel collects these and other prison writings, accompanied by historical illustrations and his rich facing-page annotations. As Frankel shows, Wilde experienced prison conditions designed to break even the toughest spirit, and yet his writings from this period display an imaginative and verbal brilliance left largely intact. Wilde also remained politically steadfast, determined that his writings should inspire improvements to Victorian England's grotesque regimes of punishment. But while his reformist impulse spoke to his moment, Wilde also wrote for eternity. At once a savage indictment of the society that jailed him and a moving testimony to private sufferings, Wilde's prison writings--illuminated by Frankel's extensive notes--reveal a very different man from the famous dandy and aesthete who shocked and amused the English-speaking world.

Oscar Wilde Book

Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Nicholas Frankel
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Date : 2017
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9780674737945

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Nicholas Frankel presents a revisionary account of Oscar Wilde's final years, spent in poverty and exile in Europe following his release from an English prison for the crime of gross indecency between men. Despite repeated setbacks and open hostility, Wilde--unapologetic and even defiant--attempted to rebuild himself as a man, and a man of letters.

Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde Book
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Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
  • Date : 2000
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 1853264539

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Oscar Wilde, glamorous and notorious, more famous as a playwright or prisoner than as a poet, invites readers of his verse to meet an unknown and intimate figure.

The Picture of Dorian Gray Book
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The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Date : 2011-04-11
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN : 9780674057920

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Publishes for the first time the author's original, uncensored typescript, in an annotated edition with 60 color illustrations.

The Invention of Oscar Wilde Book

The Invention of Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Nicholas Frankel
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Date : 2021-06-10
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781789144222

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“One should either wear a work of art, or be a work of art,” Oscar Wilde once declared. In The Invention of Oscar Wilde, Nicholas Frankel explores Wilde’s self-creation as a “work of art” and a carefully constructed cultural icon. Frankel takes readers on a journey through Wilde’s inventive, provocative life, from his Irish origins—and their public erasure—through his challenges to traditional concepts of masculinity and male sexuality, his marriage and his affairs with young men, including his great love Lord Alfred Douglas, to his criminal conviction and final years of exile in France. Along the way, Frankel takes a deep look at Wilde’s writings, paradoxical wit, and intellectual convictions.

The Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde Book

The Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Date : 2022-12-13
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 9780674271821

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Though best known for his drama and fiction, Oscar Wilde was also a pioneering critic. He introduced the idea that criticism was an act of creation, not just appraisal. Wilde transformed the genre by extending its ambit beyond art to include society itself, all while injecting it with his trademark wit and style.

Oscar Wilde s Decorated Books Book

Oscar Wilde s Decorated Books


  • Author : Nicholas Frankel
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Date : 2000
  • Category : Design
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0472110691

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With extensive reference to and exposition on Wilde's theoretical writings and letters, Frankel shows that, far from being marginal elements of the literary text, these decorative devices were central to Wilde's understanding of his own writings as well as to his "aesthetic" theory of language. Extensive illustrations support Frankel's arguments.".

The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde Book

The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Date : 2020-11-17
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780674250376

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An innovative new edition of nine classic short stories from one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era. “I cannot think other than in stories,” Oscar Wilde once confessed to his friend André Gide. In this new selection of his short fiction, Wilde’s gifts as a storyteller are on full display, accompanied by informative facing-page annotations from Wilde biographer and scholar Nicholas Frankel. A wide-ranging introduction brings readers into the world from which the author drew inspiration. Each story in the collection brims with Wilde’s trademark wit, style, and sharp social criticism. Many are reputed to have been written for children, although Wilde insisted this was not true and that his stories would appeal to all “those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy.” “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” stands alongside Wilde’s comic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, while other stories—including “The Happy Prince,” the tale of a young ruler who had never known sorrow, and “The Nightingale and the Rose,” the story of a nightingale who sacrifices herself for true love—embrace the theme of tragic, forbidden love and are driven by an undercurrent of seriousness, even despair, at the repressive social and sexual values of Wilde’s day. Like his later writings, Wilde’s stories are a sweeping indictment of the society that would imprison him for his homosexuality in 1895, five years before his death at the age of forty-six. Published here in the form in which Victorian readers first encountered them, Wilde’s short stories contain much that appeals to modern readers of vastly different ages and temperaments. They are the perfect distillation of one of the Victorian era’s most remarkable writers.

Adjustment Day  A Novel Book
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Adjustment Day A Novel


  • Author : Chuck Palahniuk
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Date : 2018-05-01
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780393652604

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New York Times Bestseller "An irreverent satirical fantasy about a sudden and violent upheaval.…Think Tom Robbins channeling Jonathan Swift." —David Takami, Seattle Times Adjustment Day is an ingenious darkly comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war to control the burgeoning population of young males, while working-class men dream of burying the elites. Adjustment Day’s arrival makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.

De Profundis and Other Prison Writings Book

De Profundis and Other Prison Writings


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Date : 2013-01-03
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780141920764

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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.

The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde Book

The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2020
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780674248670

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Oscar Wilde is best remembered for his longer works, his criticism and journalism, and his eventful life. But nothing distills his brilliance like his short fiction. Published here with facing-page annotations and an informative introduction by Nicholas Frankel, the stories pulse with Wilde's trademark wit, sharp social critique, and tragic love.

The Annotated Oscar Wilde Book

The Annotated Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1982
  • Category : Authors, Irish
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN : UOM:39015005584712

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The Routledge Companion to William Morris Book

The Routledge Companion to William Morris


  • Author : Florence S. Boos
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2020-10-29
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN : 9781351859011

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William Morris (1834–96) was an English poet, decorative artist, translator, romance writer, book designer, preservationist, socialist theorist, and political activist, whose admirers have been drawn to the sheer intensity of his artistic endeavors and efforts to live up to radical ideals of social justice. This Companion draws together historical and critical responses to the impressive range of Morris’s multi-faceted life and activities: his homes, travels, family, business practices, decorative artwork, poetry, fantasy romances, translations, political activism, eco-socialism, and book collecting and design. Each chapter provides valuable historical and literary background information, reviews relevant opinions on its subject from the late-nineteenth century to the present, and offers new approaches to important aspects of its topic. Morris’s eclectic methodology and the perennial relevance of his insights and practice make this an essential handbook for those interested in art history, poetry, translation, literature, book design, environmentalism, political activism, and Victorian and utopian studies.

The Essential Oscar Wilde Book

The Essential Oscar Wilde


  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2013-08-20
  • Category : Drama
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 9781627933650

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Collected her in one omnibus edition are Oscar Wilde's most important works including The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salome, Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, and The Canterville Ghost. These works of poetry, fiction, drama, and prose encompass Wilde's entire career and they display his range of style and wit. Wilde is one of the most important writers in the history of the English language. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.

Resist Everything Except Temptation Book
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Resist Everything Except Temptation


  • Author : Kristian Williams
  • Publisher : AK Press
  • Date : 2020-06-02
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9781849353212

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Oscar Wilde is remembered as a wit and a dandy, as a gay martyr, and as a brilliant writer, but his philosophical depth and political radicalism are often forgotten. Resist Everything Except Temptation locates Wilde in the tradition of left-wing anarchism, and argues that only when we take his politics seriously can we begin to understand the man, his life, and his work. Drawing from literary, historical, and biographical evidence, including archival research, the book outlines the philosophical influences and political implications of Wilde's ideas on art, sex, morality, violence, and above all, individualism. Williams raises questions about the relationships between culture and politics, between utopian aspirations and practical programs, and between individualism, group identity, and class struggle. The resulting volume represents, not merely a historical curiosity, but a contribution to current debates within political theory and a salvo in the broader culture wars.