Oscar Wilde: Authors in Context (Oxford World Classics Series)

Oscar Wilde: Authors in Context (Oxford World Classics Series)

by John Sloan
     
 

Wit, dandy, literary anarchist, self-publicist, and homosexual martyr, Oscar Wilde achieved fame and notoriety at a time when mass culture and communication promoted the 'new' in every area of British life. This edition, part of Oxford's new Authors in Context series, examines the rich interplay between Wilde's society and his writings and shows the remarkable

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Overview

Wit, dandy, literary anarchist, self-publicist, and homosexual martyr, Oscar Wilde achieved fame and notoriety at a time when mass culture and communication promoted the 'new' in every area of British life. This edition, part of Oxford's new Authors in Context series, examines the rich interplay between Wilde's society and his writings and shows the remarkable recontextualizing of Wilde and his work in film, stage, and the media in the century following his death.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192840646
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

John Sloan is a specialist in the literature of the nineteenth century. His books include George Gissing: The Cultural Challenge and John Davidson: First of the Moderns, A Literary Biography

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