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Oscar : a Life.

Author: Matthew Sturgis
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sturgis, Matthew.
Oscar : A Life.
London : Head of Zeus, ©2018
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Sturgis
ISBN: 9781788545969 1788545966 9781788545976 1788545974
OCLC Number: 1053798332
Description: 1 online resource (847 pages)
Contents: Intro; Welcome Page; About Oscar; Contents; Dedication; Preface and Acknowledgements; Proem; Part I: The Star Child; Chapter 1: A Small Unruly Boy; Chapter 2: A Fair Scholar; Chapter 3: Foundation Scholarship; Part II: The Nightingale and the Rose; Chapter 1: Young Oxford; Chapter 2: Heart's Yearnings; Chapter 3: Hellas!; Chapter 4: Specially Commended; Part III: The Happy Prince; Chapter 1: A Dream of Fair Women; Chapter 2: The Jester and the Joke; Chapter 3: Up to Snuff; Chapter 4: An English Poet; Part IV: The Remarkable Rocket; Chapter 1: The Best Place; Chapter 2: Go Ahead. Chapter 3: This Wide Great WorldChapter 4: Bully Boy; Chapter 5: Different Aspects; Chapter 6: The Dream of the Poet; Part V: The Devoted Friend; Chapter 1: Over the Seine; Chapter 2: First Drama; Chapter 3: Man of the Day; Chapter 4: New Relations; Chapter 5: In Black and White; Chapter 6: L'Amour de l'Impossible; Chapter 7: Woman's World; Chapter 8: A Study in Green; Part VI: The Young King; Chapter 1: A Man in Hew; Chapter 2: A Bad Case; Chapter 3: Suggestive Things; Chapter 4: The Best Society; Chapter 5: The Dance of the Seven Veils; Chapter 6: Charming Ball; Chapter 7: White and Gold. Part VII: The Selfish GiantChapter 1: The Eternal Quest for Beauty; Chapter 2: Feasting with Panthers; Chapter 3: Brief Summer Months; Chapter 4: Enemies of Romance; Chapter 5: Scarlet Marquess; Chapter 6: A Capacity for Being Amused; Part VIII: The House of Judgement; Chapter 1: The Last First Nights; Chapter 2: Hideous Words; Chapter 3: The Prosecutor; Chapter 4: Regina Versus Wilde; Chapter 5: The Torrent of Prejudice; Part IX: In Carcere e Vinculis; Chapter 1: The Head of Medusa; Chapter 2: The System; Chapter 3: From the Depths; Part X: The Fisherman and his Soul; Chapter 1: Asylum. Chapter 2: Artistic workChapter 3: Outcast Men; Chapter 4: Bitter Experience; Part XI: The Teacher of Wisdom; Chapter 1: The Parisian Temple of Pleasure; Chapter 2: Going South; Chapter 3: All Over; L'Envoi; Plate Section; Endpapers; Abbreviations used in the Notes; Endnotes; Image credits; Index; About Matthew Sturgis; An Invitation from the Publisher; Copyright.


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'This excellent biography offers a deeper, more rounded picture of the writer's life, his rise to stardom, his fall and tragic final days ... At once entertaining and scholarly. The man himself would Read more...

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