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by Karl E. Beckson

Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Karl E. Beckson
ISBN: 0404614981
ISBN13: 978-0404614980
Language: English
Publisher: Ams Pr Inc (April 1, 1998)
Pages: 456
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This is a comprehensive reference work on Oscar Wilde's life and work. The encyclopaedia includes entries covering every work by Wilde, published and unpublished, with bibliographical details and reference sections listing critical studies for futher reading.

This is a comprehensive reference work on Oscar Wilde's life and work.

The Oscar Wilde Encyclopedia book. The Oscar Wilde Encyclopedia (Ams Studies in the Nineteenth Century). 0404614981 (ISBN13: 9780404614980). This is a comprehensive reference work on Oscar Wilde's life.

Karl E. Beckson (February 4, 1926 – April 29, 2008) was an American educator, scholar, and author of numerous articles and sixteen books on British literature, culture, and authors including Oscar Wilde, Arthur Symons, and Henry Harland. Of particular interest to him was the late 19th century Symbolist Movement and its influence on late 19th century and early 20th century authors including James Joyce, . Lawrence, and Bernard Shaw.

The Oscar Wilde Encyclopedia (Ams Studies in the Nineteenth Century). published on (December, 2006). ISBN 9780404614980 (978-0-404-61498-0) Hardcover, Ams Pr Inc, 1998.

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The Oscar Wilde Encyclopedia; Foreword by Merlin Holland; AMS Press, 1998. The Religion of Art: A Modernist Theme in British Literature; AMS Press, 2006.

Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted .

Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. From the play's effervescent beginnings in Algernon Moncrieff's London flat to its hilarious denouement in the drawing room of Jack Worthing's country manor in Hertfordshire, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment. History & Fiction.

This encyclopedia, the first of Wilde to appear, is a comprehensive guide to the massive amounts of material on Wilde's life and art. Its author, Karl Beckson, who has concentrated a lifetime of study on Wilde and his circle, has written some 750 entries on the most important matters pertaining to a remarkable figure whose extraordinary success and precipitate fall are reminiscent of classical tragedy. Several entries cover significant cultural and literary conceptions of Wilde's period.

Oscar Wilde, Irish wit, poet, and dramatist who was a spokesman for the late 19th-century Aesthetic movement . How did Oscar Wilde become famous? Oscar Wilde came from a prominent family.

Oscar Wilde, Irish wit, poet, and dramatist who was a spokesman for the late 19th-century Aesthetic movement that advocated art for art’s sake. While studying at Oxford in the 1870s, he gained notice as a scholar, poseur, wit, and poet and for his devotion to the Aesthetic movement, which held that art should exist for its beauty alone. Wilde later established himself in London’s social and artistic circles. How did Oscar Wilde die?

This is a comprehensive reference work on Oscar Wilde's life and work. The encyclopaedia includes entries covering every work by Wilde, published and unpublished, with bibliographical details and reference sections listing critical studies for futher reading. The author has cited the locations of Wilde's manuscripts with brief descriptions and various works attributed to Wilde, such as "Teleny; or the Reverse of the Medal" and "For Love of the King" are also discussed, with evaluations of such attributions. In addition, significant events in Wilde's life, such as his American, Canadian, and British lecture tours, his three trials and his prison years, receive extended treatment, as do such literary and cultural entries as paradox, dandyism, Aestheticism, decadence, the green carnation, the well-made play, the Religion of Art, satires and parodies of Wilde and his works, Freemasonry and the Uranians. Also the bibliographical entries, tracing Wilde's relationships with the many artists and writers of the time as well as family members, bring together information. Finally a comprehensive index provides readers with immediate access to the books contents.
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