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Wilde's Women

Author : Eleanor Fitzsimons
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2017-09-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1468315021

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Wilde's Women by Eleanor Fitzsimons Pdf

Silver-medal Winner of the 2018 IPPY award for Biography The first book to tell the story of the female family members, friends, and colleagues who traded witticisms with Wilde, who gave him access to vital publicity, and to whose ideas he gave expression through his social comedies

Wilde Women

Author : Louise Pentland
Publisher : Robin Wilde
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2020-04
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1838770747

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Wilde Women by Louise Pentland Pdf

Meet Robin Wilde: mum, newly-appointed official girlfriend, make-up artist extraordinaire and general plate-spinning, life-juggling, balance-seeking badass. Or so she likes to think. Everything seems to be slotting into place, not just for Robin but for her close-knit little world of friends and family too. Yet despite all that, she still feels like she's blagging it. Although things seem pretty great on paper, cracks are beginning to show. Robin's best friend Lacey is struggling to bond with her baby, her Auntie Kath suddenly seems distant and her daughter Lyla is finding it hard to adapt to having a man in their lives. For once everybody is depending on Robin, but the pressure is mounting and she's starting to feel overwhelmed. So, when Robin's asked to go to the States for work, it seems like the getaway they all need. Look out New York, Robin and her girls are on their way! But will the city that never sleeps make or break them?

Wilde's Women

Author : Eleanor Fitzsimons
Publisher : ABRAMS
Page : 408 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2017-09-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781468313260

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Wilde's Women by Eleanor Fitzsimons Pdf

“A lively debut biography of the flamboyant Irish writer . . . focusing on the women who loved and supported him” (Kirkus Reviews). In this essential work, Eleanor Fitzsimons reframes Oscar Wilde’s story and his legacy through the women in his life, including such scintillating figures as Florence Balcombe; actress Lillie Langtry; and his tragic and witty niece, Dolly, who, like Wilde, loved fast cars, cocaine, and foreign women. Fresh, revealing, and entertaining, full of fascinating detail and anecdotes, Wilde’s Women relates the untold story of how a beloved writer and libertine played a vitally sympathetic role on behalf of many women, and how they supported him in the midst of a Victorian society in the process of changing forever. “Fitzsimons reminds us of the many writers, actresses, political activists, professional beauties and aristocratic ladies who helped shape the life and legend of the era’s greatest wit, esthete and sexual martyr . . . provide[s] a potted biography of the multitalented writer and gay icon . . . highly enjoyable.” —The Washington Post “Fitzsimons brilliantly calls attention to the progressive ideas and beliefs which drew the most daring and interesting women of the time to his side. The depth and painstaking care of Fitzsimons’ research is a fitting tribute to Wilde’s fascinating life and exquisite writing—and really, what better compliment is there than that?” —High Voltage

Oscar Wilde's Society Plays

Author : Michael Y. Bennett
Publisher : Springer
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2015-08-05
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781137410931

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Oscar Wilde's Society Plays by Michael Y. Bennett Pdf

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.

A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde (Book Analysis)

Author : Bright Summaries
Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
Page : 26 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2019-04-03
Category : Study Aids
ISBN : 9782808017541

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A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde (Book Analysis) by Bright Summaries Pdf

Unlock the more straightforward side of A Woman of No Importance with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde, which tells the story of Gerald Arbuthnot, who has just been offered a job by the renowned dandy Lord Illingworth. However, his mother, who presents herself as a respectable churchgoing widow, strongly objects when she discovers his intentions, though she is reluctant to reveal the reason why; namely, that Lord Illingworth is actually Gerald’s father. Oscar Wilde was one of the most fascinating authors of the 19th century, known as much for his witticisms as for his writing. His most notable works include the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and the comic plays An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest. Find out everything you need to know about A Woman of No Importance in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Subversion of Victorian Gender Roles in Oscar Wilde's Selected Plays

Author : Başak Çün
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Page : 184 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2023-12-15
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781527556751

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Subversion of Victorian Gender Roles in Oscar Wilde's Selected Plays by Başak Çün Pdf

This book elucidates how the late Victorian author, playwright and artist Oscar Wilde both mirrors and subverts the artificial gender roles of Victorian society in Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, eventually introducing morally tangled definitions of womanhood and manhood. Apart from the common literature concerning Wilde's homosexual identity, it examines the invalidation of morality through a specific reading of the two established genders, and hence, brings in a particular dimension. Wilde destroys all moral balances while creating a new perception where no strict borders exist to separate the proper gender traits from the improper. The book is a reference source for undergraduate and graduate students, academics, and anyone interested in Wildean studies and the moral codes of Victorian society.

Palgrave Advances in Oscar Wilde Studies

Author : Frederick S. Roden
Publisher : Springer
Page : 275 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2004-09-30
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780230524309

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Palgrave Advances in Oscar Wilde Studies by Frederick S. Roden Pdf

Palgrave Advances in Oscar Wilde Studies is a comprehensive guide to recent critical approaches. Topics covered include Gay Studies, Feminist Criticism, Material Culture, Religion, Philosophy, Performance Studies, Aestheticism, Biography, Textual Studies and Postcolonial Theory. The book is designed to acquaint readers of all levels with the history of scholarship in a range of fields and suggest ways that Wilde's work offer new areas for research. The collection also provides a Chronology and detailed bibliography.

Wilde’s Wiles

Author : Annette M. Magid
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Page : 220 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2014-08-11
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781443865975

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Wilde’s Wiles by Annette M. Magid Pdf

Wilde’s Wiles: Studies of the Influences on Oscar Wilde and His Enduring Influences in the Twenty-First Century is a collection of essays which celebrates the diversity of Oscar Wilde’s genius. This unique collection of scholarship explores not only his influence on a broad spectrum of subjects including: aesthetics, children’s literature, women’s issues, consumer economics, queer theory, politics, theater, film, poetry, Victorianism and other aspects of culture such as pedagogical approaches to Wilde’s literature, but it also examines the influence of his family and friends on him. Wilde’s Wiles: Studies of the Influences on Oscar Wilde and His Enduring Influences in the Twenty-First Century includes a wide range of approaches and concentrations written by international experts and has a broad spectrum of subjects which will appeal to a diversity of scholars seeking original and alternative approaches to understanding Oscar Wilde. The multiplicity of interest in the topic of Oscar Wilde expands across genres, disciplines, cultures and time, this being the second century of Wilde scholarship since his untimely death in November 1900 preceding the fin-de siècle. The unique, multi-discipline approach of Wilde’s Wiles is organized in three sections: “Aesthetic Approaches,” “Friends and Family,” and “Performance and Pedagogy” and bridges philosophical, sociological, psychological, economic and literary disciplines.

A Useful Woman

Author : Darcie Wilde
Publisher : Berkley
Page : 369 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2016-05-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780425282373

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A Useful Woman by Darcie Wilde Pdf

Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, this new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society—including who among the ton is capable of murder... The daughter of a baronet and minor heiress, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned the family. To survive in the only world she knew, she began to manage the affairs of some of London society’s most influential women, who have come to rely on her wit and discretion. So, when artistocratic wastrel Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in London’s most exclusive ballroom, Almack’s, Rosalind must use her skills and connections to uncover the killer from a list of suspects that includes Almack’s powerful patronesses and her former suitor Devon Winterbourne, now Lord Casselmaine. Torn between her old love and a growing attraction to a compelling Bow Street runner, Rosalind must not only unravel the mysteries surrounding Jasper’s death, but the mysteries of her own heart as well...

Oscar Wilde's America

Author : Mary Warner Blanchard
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 332 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 1998-01-01
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 0300074603

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Oscar Wilde's America by Mary Warner Blanchard Pdf

In 1882 Oscar Wilde toured America as the "Apostle of Aestheticism". The nation was still shaken by the Civil War, and Wilde's message of regeneration through art and beauty seemed to open new horizons. In this first cultural history of the aesthetic movement in the U.S., Mary Blanchard provides an imaginative account of a neglected dimension of our history. 221 illustrations.

A Preface to Oscar Wilde

Author : Anne Varty
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 241 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2014-07-15
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781317892304

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A Preface to Oscar Wilde by Anne Varty Pdf

A Preface to Oscar Wilde provides a detailed study of the cultural, personal and political influences that shaped Wilde's writing. The study concentrates primarily on his fiction, critical dialogues and plays that were published between 1890 and 1895, and detailed accounts of Wilde's lesser known works such as his poetry, journalism and letters are also presented. The first section places his work in a variety of cultural contexts: Wilde's family life and his Irish inheritance are examined, the impact of his sexuality on his writing and reputation is considered, and a description is provided of how Wilde became a legendary figure in the arts. Major innovations and successes, such as The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest are related to avant garde movements of their day such as aestheticism, decadence, and symbolism. Reference sections provide supporting material such as a Wilde chronology, a glossary of terms and a bibliography for further study. Anne Varty sets out in this study to bring to life the work of Wilde, and to make his writing accessible to readers who are unfamiliar with his achievements. In so doing, she confronts the ethical drive of his work, and demonstrates the coherent evolution of his work from the aestheticism of the early poetry, through the sophisticated handling of theatre, to the dark self-scrutiny of autobiography. The comprehensive and accessible approach makes this a useful reference work to all who are studying Oscar Wilde, both at A Level and undergraduate level. The content will also appeal to the general reader who is seeking to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Wilde's work.

Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom

Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 67 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2012-03-01
Category : Reference
ISBN : 9780486111001

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Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom by Oscar Wilde Pdf

Amusing, thought-provoking epigrams, aphorisms, and other jests from the plays, essays, and lively conversation of Oscar Wilde offer a feast of humorous and profound quips. Nearly 400 quotes.

The New Woman

Author : Sally Ledger
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : History
ISBN : 0719040930

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The New Woman by Sally Ledger Pdf

By comparing fictional representations with "real" New Women in late-Victorian Britain, Sally Ledger makes a major contribution to an understanding of the "Woman Question" at the end of the century. Chapters on imperialism, socialism, sexual decadence, and metropolitan life situate the "revolting daughters" of the Victorian age in a broader cultural context than previous studies.

A Woman of No Importance

Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 182 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 1895*
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0712904115

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Oscar Wilde and the Simulacrum

Author : Giles Whiteley
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 680 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2017-07-05
Category : Foreign Language Study
ISBN : 9781351555456

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Oscar Wilde and the Simulacrum by Giles Whiteley Pdf

Oscar Wilde is more than a name, more than an author. From precocious Oxford undergraduate to cause celebre of the West End of the 1890s, to infamous criminal, the proper name Wilde has become an event in the history of literature and culture. Taking Wilde seriously as a philosopher in his own right, Whiteley's groundbreaking book places his texts into their philosophical context in order to show how Wilde broke from his peers, and in particular from idealism, and challenges recent neo-historicist readings of Wilde which seem content to limit his irruptive power. Using the paradoxical concept of the simulacrum to resituate Wilde's work in relation to both his precursors and his contemporaries, Whiteley's study reads Wilde through Deleuze and postmodern philosophical commentary on the simulacrum. In a series of striking juxtapositions, Whiteley challenges us to rethink both Oscar Wilde's aesthetics and his philosophy, to take seriously both the man and the mask. His philosophy of masks is revealed to figure a truth of a different kind - the simulacra through which Wilde begins to develop and formulate a mature philosophy that constitutes an ethics of joy.