The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

by Ian Small
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198119623

ISBN-13: 9780198119623

Pub. Date: 12/15/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


This is the second volume in the Oxford English Texts edition of the works of Oscar Wilde. It presents for the first time the complete textual history of one of the most famous love letters ever written. It argues, however, that Wilde's prison document may be seen not just as the basis of a letter, but also as an unfinished literary work which he intended for…  See more details below

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This is the second volume in the Oxford English Texts edition of the works of Oscar Wilde. It presents for the first time the complete textual history of one of the most famous love letters ever written. It argues, however, that Wilde's prison document may be seen not just as the basis of a letter, but also as an unfinished literary work which he intended for public consumption at some future date. Such a case is made by placing in the public domain, often for the first time, a number of different works, derived from different texts, each of which bears witness to Wilde's multiple intentions for his prison document. The commentary to this edition sets Wilde's story of his own life in De Profundis against the testimony of other players in his drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198119623
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Series:
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Series
Edition description:
De Profundis, Epistola
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note on the Texts and the Textual Collation
Abbreviations
EPISTOLA: IN CARCERE ET VINCULIS
A Note on the Commentary to 'Epistola: In Carcere et Vinculis'
Commentary to 'Epistola: In Carcere et Vinculis'
DE PROFUNDIS
A Note on the Commentary to 'De Profundis'
Commentary to 'De Profundis'

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