The Soul of Man  and Prison Writings Book

The Soul of Man and Prison Writings

  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Date : 1999
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0192839616

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'All limitations, external or internal, are prison-walls, and life is a limitation.' Presenting the less familiar, serious Wilde before and after his fall, this volume includes The Soul of Man, a manifesto on Individualism, De Profundis, the self-analysing piece he wrote in gaol, two open letters to the Daily Chronicle on prison injustice, and The Ballad of Reading Gaol, inspiredby the execution of a fellow-prisoner.

The Soul of Man Under Socialism Book
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The Soul of Man Under Socialism

  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1905
  • Category : Socialism
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044024322844

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Beastly Journeys Book

Beastly Journeys

  • Author : Tim Youngs
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Date : 2013
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9781846319587

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Bats, beetles, wolves, butterflies, bulls, panthers, apes, leopards and spiders are among the countless creatures that crowd the pages of literature of the late nineteenth century. Whether in Gothic novels, science fiction, fantasy, fairy tales, journalism, political discourse, realism or naturalism, the line between the human and the animal becomes blurred. Beastly Journeys examines these bestial transformations across a range of well-known and less familiar texts and shows how they are provoked not only by the mutations of Darwinism but by social and economic shifts that have been lost in retellings and readings of them. The physical alterations described by George Gissing, George MacDonald, Arthur Machen, Arthur Morrison, W.T. Stead, Bram Stoker, H.G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, and many of their contemporaries, are responses to changes in the social body as Britain underwent a series of social and economic crises. Metaphors of travel social, spatial, temporal, mythical and psychological keep these stories on the move, confusing literary genres along with the indeterminacy of physical shape that they relate. Beastly Journeys will appeal to anyone interested in the relationship between nineteenth-century literature and its contexts and especially to those interested in the fin de siècle and in metaphors of travel, animals and shape-changing.

Wilde Writings Book

Wilde Writings

  • Author : William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Date : 2003-01-01
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 0802035329

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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.

Writing China Book

Writing China

  • Author : Peter J. Kitson
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Date : 2016
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9781843844457

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New essays on the cultural representations of the relationship between Britain and China in the nineteenth century, focusing on the Amherst diplomatic problem.

Punishment and Control in Historical Perspective Book

Punishment and Control in Historical Perspective

  • Author : H. Johnston
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2008-10-24
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9780230583443

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Bringing together new research, this book advances current theoretical understandings of punishment and control in society. It provides a critical analysis of institutions, punishment and the law, and explores the delivery of punishment and experience of incarceration in Western societies from the early-nineteenth century.

Oscar Wilde in Context Book

Oscar Wilde in Context

  • Author : Kerry Powell
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2013-12-12
  • Category : Drama
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN : 9781107016132

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Concise and illuminating articles explore Oscar Wilde's life and work in the context of the turbulent landscape of his time.

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 Soul of Man Under Socialism and Selected Critical Prose Book

The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Selected Critical Prose

  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Date : 2007-02-22
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780141958903

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Selection includes The Portrait of Mr W.H., Wilde's defence of Dorian Gray, reviews, and the writings from 'Intentions' (1891): 'The Decay of Lying, 'Pen, Pencil, Poison', and 'The Critic as Artist'. Wilde is familiar to us as the ironic critic behind the social comedies, as the creator of the beautiful and doomed Dorian Gray, as the flamboyant aesthete and the demonised homosexual. This volume presents us with a different Wilde. Wilde emerges here as a deep and serious reader of literature and philosophy, and an eloquent and original thinker about society and art.

Encyclopedia of the Essay Book
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Encyclopedia of the Essay

  • Author : Tracy Chevalier
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2012-10-12
  • Category : Reference
  • Pages : 1024
  • ISBN : 9781135314101

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This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies

The Rise and Fall of the Rehabilitative Ideal  1895 1970 Book

The Rise and Fall of the Rehabilitative Ideal 1895 1970

  • Author : Victor Bailey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2019-04-09
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 9780429663888

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Spanning almost a century of penal policy and practice in England and Wales, this book is a study of the long arc of the rehabilitative ideal, beginning in 1895, the year of the Gladstone Committee on Prisons, and ending in 1970, when the policy of treating and training criminals was very much on the defensive. Drawing on a plethora of source material, such as the official papers of mandarins, ministers, and magistrates, measures of public opinion, prisoner memoirs, publications of penal reform groups and prison officers, the reports of Royal Commissions and Departmental Committees, political opinion in both Houses of Parliament and the research of the first cadre of criminologists, this book comprehensively examines a number of aspects of the British penal system, including judicial sentencing, law-making, and the administration of legal penalties. In doing so, Victor Bailey expertly weaves a complex and nuanced picture of punishment in twentieth-century England and Wales, one that incorporates the enduring influence of the death penalty, and will force historians to revise their interpretation of twentieth-century social and penal policy. This detailed and ground-breaking account of the rise and fall of the rehabilitative ideal will be essential reading for scholars and students of the history of crime and justice and historical criminology, as well as those interested in social and legal history.

In Praise of Disobedience Book

In Praise of Disobedience

  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Date : 2020-11-10
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781784784812

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Works of Wilde's annus mirabilis of 1891 in one volume, with an introduction by renowned British playwright. The Soul of Man Under Socialism draw on works from a single miraculous year in which Oscar Wilde published the larger part of his greatest works in prose -- the year he came into maturity as an artist. Before the end of 1891, he had written the first of his phenomenally successful plays and met the young man who would win his heart, beginning the love affair that would lead to imprisonment and public infamy. In a witty introduction, playwright, novelist and Wilde scholar Neil Bartlett explains what made this point in the writer's life central to his genius and why Wilde remains a provocative and radical figure to this day. Included here are the entirety of Wilde's foray into political philosophy, The Soul of Man Under Socialism; the complete essay collection Intentions; selections from The Portrait of Dorian Gray as well as its paradoxical and scandalous preface; and some of Wilde's greatest fictions for children. Each selection is accompanied by stimulating and enlightening annotations. A delight for fans of Oscar Wilde, In Praise of Disobedience will revitalize an often misunderstood legacy.

Anarchist Seeds beneath the Snow Book

Anarchist Seeds beneath the Snow

  • Author : David Goodway
  • Publisher : PM Press
  • Date : 2011-12-12
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781604866674

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From William Morris to Oscar Wilde to George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. In Anarchist Seeds beneath the Snow, David Goodway seeks to recover and revitalize that indigenous anarchist tradition. This book succeeds as simultaneously a cultural history of left-libertarian thought in Britain and a demonstration of the applicability of that history to current politics. Goodway argues that a recovered anarchist tradition could—and should—be a touchstone for contemporary political radicals. Moving seamlessly from Aldous Huxley and Colin Ward to the war in Iraq, this challenging volume will energize leftist movements throughout the world.

Richard Marsh Book

Richard Marsh

  • Author : Minna Vuohelainen
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Date : 2015-08-26
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781783163410

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‘Richard Marsh’ (Richard Bernard Heldmann, 1857–1915) was a bestselling, versatile and prolific author of gothic, crime, adventure, romantic and comic fiction. This book, the first on Marsh, establishes his credentials as a significant agent within the fin de siècle gothic revival. Marsh’s work spans a range of gothic modes, including the canonical fin de siècle subgenres of urban and imperial gothic and gothic-inflected sensation and supernatural fiction, but also rarer hybrid genres such as the comic gothic and the occult romance. His greatest success came in 1897 when he published his bestselling invasion narrative The Beetle: A Mystery, a novel that articulated many of the key themes of fin de siècle urban gothic and outsold its close rival, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, well into the twentieth century. The present work extends studies of Marsh’s literary production beyond The Beetle, contending that, in addition to his undoubted interest in non-normative gender and ethnic identities, Marsh was a writer with an acute sense of spatiality, whose fiction can be read productively through the lens of spatial theory.

Language and Control in Children s Literature Book

Language and Control in Children s Literature

  • Author : Murray Knowles
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2002-11-01
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781134884346

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This study examines the work of children's writers from the 19th and 20th centuries in order to expose the persuasive power of language. Looking at the work of 19th century English writers of juvenile fiction, Knowles and Malmkjaer expose the colonial and class assumptions on which the books were predicated. In the modern teen novel and the work of Roald Dahl the authors find contemporary attempts to control children within socially established frameworks. Other authors discussed include, Oscar Wilde, E. Nesbit, Lewis Carroll and C.S. Lewis.