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The Faiths of Oscar Wilde: Catholicism, Folklore and Ireland
     

The Faiths of Oscar Wilde: Catholicism, Folklore and Ireland

by J. Killeen
 

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An original and energetic examination of the relationship between theology, faith, religious history and national politics in the works of Oscar Wilde, which focuses in particular on his life-long attraction to Catholicism. Wilde's Protestant heritage is also scrutinised, and its continued influence on him, as well as his antagonism towards it, is related to the

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An original and energetic examination of the relationship between theology, faith, religious history and national politics in the works of Oscar Wilde, which focuses in particular on his life-long attraction to Catholicism. Wilde's Protestant heritage is also scrutinised, and its continued influence on him, as well as his antagonism towards it, is related to the narrative modes he chose and the philosophical positions he adopted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403948946
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/20/2005
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Jarlath Killeen teaches in the Department of English at University College, Dublin.

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