Salome [NOOK Book]


Lord Alfred Douglas' translation of Wilde's great play (originally written in French), with all well-known Beardsley illustrations, including suppressed plates. The best edition. 28 Beardsley illustrations; introduction by Robert Ross.
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Lord Alfred Douglas' translation of Wilde's great play (originally written in French), with all well-known Beardsley illustrations, including suppressed plates. The best edition. 28 Beardsley illustrations; introduction by Robert Ross.
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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"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781627933575
  • Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 8/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 25
  • Sales rank: 467,727
  • File size: 276 KB

Meet the Author

Oscar Wilde
Kimberly J. Stern is Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 16, 1854
    2. Place of Birth:
      Dublin, Ireland
    1. Date of Death:
      November 30, 1900
    2. Place of Death:
      Paris, France

Table of Contents

A: Sources
1. The King James Bible
2. The Epic of Gilgamesh
3. From Heinrich Heine, Atta Troll (1843)
4. From J.C. Heywood, Herodias: A Dramatic Poem (1867)
5. Oscar Wilde, Review of J.C. Heywood’s Salomé (February 1888)
6. William Wilde, “Salome” (June 1906)
7. Stéphane Mallarmé, “La scène Nourrice-Hérodiade” (1864-67)
8. Gustave Flaubert, “Hérodias” (1877)
9. Joris-Karl Huysmans, À Rebours (1884)
10. Maurice Maeterlinck, La Princesse Maleine (1889)
B: Visual History
1. Gustave Moreau, “The Apparition” (1876)
2. Aubrey Beardsley, Design for the Title Page to the English Edition of Salome (1894)
3. Aubrey Beardsley, Final Design for the Title Page (1894)
4. Aubrey Beardsley, “The Woman in the Moon” (1894)
5. Aubrey Beardsley, “The Climax” (1894)
C: Contemporary Responses
D: Translation History
1. Lord Alfred Douglas, Letter to John Lane (September 1893)
2. Lord Alfred Douglas, Letter to John Lane (November 1893)
3. Letter from Robert Ross to Frank Harris (undated)
4. Lord Alfred Douglas, Autobiography (1931)
5. Translation Chart
E: Performance History
1. Charles Ricketts, Self-Portrait (1939)
2. Graham Robertson, Time Was (1931)
3. Photograph of Sarah Bernhardt in costume as Salomé (1892)
4. Letter from Max Beerbohm to Reginald Turner (June 1892)
5. “The Censure and Salome,” Pall Mall Budget (30 June 1892)
6. Bernard Partridge, “A Wilde Idea,” Punch (9 July 1892)
7. Letter from Oscar Wilde to William Rothenstein (July 1892)
8. Letter from Oscar Wilde to the Editor of The Times (1 March 1893)
9. Oscar Wilde’s “Plan de la Scene” (1891)
10. “Salome [at the Bijou Theatre, London],” The Saturday Review (13 May 1905)
11. Photograph of Alice Guszalewicz in costume as Salomé (c. 1910)
12. Photograph of Maud Allan in “Vision of Salome” (c. 1906)
13. “The Cult of the Clitoris,” The Vigilante (16 February 1918)
14. Excerpt from the Transcripts of Maud Allan’s Libel Trial (1918)
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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    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.

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