Salome

Salome

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by Oscar Wilde
     
 

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Wilde's notorious masterpiece enacts the biblical tale of a wanton woman's erotic dance and the martyrdom of John the Baptist. Complete English edition (1894) with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley.

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Wilde's notorious masterpiece enacts the biblical tale of a wanton woman's erotic dance and the martyrdom of John the Baptist. Complete English edition (1894) with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley.

Editorial Reviews

Heidi Hartwig Central Connecticut State University
“Salome illuminated! This edition presents Salome as a formally complex, richly intertextual, and generative phenomenon of international modernism. Kimberly Stern sets a superbly annotated text between an extensive introduction and several appendices documenting the play’s literary, cultural, and visual sources, its reception, and its translation, illustration, and performance histories. The edition offers copious source materials to augment the text, some requisite and some unexpected. Stern’s adept and unprecedented selection of contextual sources enhances the powerful and recurrent fascination of a play that has continuously spawned adaptations as well as controversy. This is where all students of Salome should start.”
From the Publisher
"An operatic riff on the destructive potential of desire and power"-Times

"lyrical, exotic and dark in the extreme"-Whatsonstage.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486421278
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
08/14/2002
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
511,966
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Meet the Author

Kimberly J. Stern is Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 16, 1854
Date of Death:
November 30, 1900
Place of Birth:
Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Education:
The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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Salome 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Pandaocalypse More than 1 year ago
This story is very short and can be read easily. The characters are well written and within a few moments you can see how twisted and odd every character in the story is. I will not spoil this good read for anyone by stating how insane people are in the play, but I will say that once you start it, you wont want to put it down and at the very end you'll wish it were longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago