Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

by Harold Bloom
     
 

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As a poet, novelist, essayist, and playwright, Oscar Wilde excelled in a range of genres, engaging and fascinating his readers with his comic genius and ability to make use of compatible contraries. His central works, including The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, and their lasting influence are discussed in this new edition of

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As a poet, novelist, essayist, and playwright, Oscar Wilde excelled in a range of genres, engaging and fascinating his readers with his comic genius and ability to make use of compatible contraries. His central works, including The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, and their lasting influence are discussed in this new edition of full-length critical essays introduced by Harold Bloom.

The Bloom's Modern Critical Views series presents critical portraits of the writers that are most widely read and studied in high schools and colleges. Each volume opens with an introductory essay by Harold Bloom in which he offers his insights into the author's work and an editor's note that comments on the individual analyses that follow. Also included are bibliographic references, notes on the various contributors, and a useful chronology of the writer's life. Bloom's Modern Critical Views is a critical presentation of those men and women who, from ancient times to the present, have shaped the Western literary tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604131406
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Bloom's Classic Critical Views Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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