Fb2 The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde ePub
by Peter Ackroyd
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The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde is a 1983 novel by Peter Ackroyd. It won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1984. The novel is written in the form of a diary which Oscar Wilde was writing in Paris in 1900, up to his death.
The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde is a 1983 novel by Peter Ackroyd. The diary itself is completely fictional, as is the detail contained, although the events and most of the characters (such as the characters of Lord Alfred Douglas, Robert Ross and the Earl of Rosebery and his incarceration, at Pentonville, later Reading) are real
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900, Authors, Irish.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900, Authors, Irish. New York : Penguin Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.
Peter Ackroyd's book is a masterpiece with much to say about thoroughly modern concepts such as populism .
Peter Ackroyd's book is a masterpiece with much to say about thoroughly modern concepts such as populism, celebrity, fame and identity. 10 people found this helpful. Peter Ackroyd imitates the style of great Oscar to such a degree that the reader sometimes wonders that maybe he is reading some unacknowledged, authentic find. But it's not only about the style; it's also about the nuances of Wilde's paradoxical personality, which combined magnanimity with pettiness, masks and authenticity, brilliance and naivety.
His early novel, The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (published in 1983), audaciously recreates the voice of the .
His early novel, The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (published in 1983), audaciously recreates the voice of the I could have been the voice of the coming age, for I proclaimed that which my age did not know - that every man should make himself perfect. But I was not understood: they perfected the bicycle instead. This is truly an age of iron. Peter Ackroyd, The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde.
Key words: postmodernism, biography, Oscar Wilde, Peter Ackroyd
Key words: postmodernism, biography, Oscar Wilde, Peter Ackroyd. 1. POSTMODERN BIOGRAPHY: FLIRTING WITH TRADITION "Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography.
Peter Ackroyd, is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas was a British poet and journalist best known as the lover of Oscar Wilde. For his novels about English history and culture and his biographies of, among others, William Blake, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot, Charles Chaplin and Sir Thomas More, he won the Somerset Maugham Award and two Whitbread Awards. Abraham "Bram" Stoker was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.
The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (1983). The early novel, Last Testament, may not be the most complex or multilayered of Ackroyd's works, but it is a good starting point in my analysis, as it introduces many of the issues that Ackroyd constantly deals with in his fiction and which he has also given fuller treatment in his later novels. It is a novel written in the form of a journal as if by Oscar Wilde himself in the last year of his life as an exile in Paris.
Peter Ackroyd is a bestselling writer of both fiction and nonfiction. His most recent books include The Lambs of London and . The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. W. Turner, the second biography in the Ackroyd Brief Lives series.
Peter Ackroyd is also working on a series of biographies for Chatto & Windus entitled Brief Lives, the first of. .
Peter Ackroyd is also working on a series of biographies for Chatto & Windus entitled Brief Lives, the first of which - Chaucer - was published in 2004. He has also written books about Charlie Chaplin (2014) and Alfred Hitchcock (2015). He is also writing a series of non-fiction children's books for Dorling Kindersley entitled Voyages through Time. Two other works are written in a similar vein: The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (1983), a fictional confessional journal purportedly written during Wilde's last few months, and Milton in America (1996), in which Ackroyd imagines what might have happened if the poet had left England after the restoration of the monarchy.
Release Date: April 1987. Publisher: Time Warner Books UK. Length: 192 Pages.
Select Format: Hardcover. Release Date: April 1987. Weight: . 0 lbs. Related Subjects. Contemporary Literary Criticism Literary Criticism & Collections Literature & Fiction. Recently Viewed and Featured. Stansi laboratory Apparatus Catalog No. 163.