Wilde

Wilde

by Jonathan Fryer
     
 

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Oscar Wilde, self-styled master of the bon mot turned Victorian bogeyman, was resurrected by a more liberal age as St Oscar, slayer of the hypocrisy-dragon. The fat Irishman with the golden tongue had posthumously proved that the world is not black and white. His wit and his paradoxes were understood as profound and moral; his best plays were recognised as gems of

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Oscar Wilde, self-styled master of the bon mot turned Victorian bogeyman, was resurrected by a more liberal age as St Oscar, slayer of the hypocrisy-dragon. The fat Irishman with the golden tongue had posthumously proved that the world is not black and white. His wit and his paradoxes were understood as profound and moral; his best plays were recognised as gems of English comedy. His most celebrated works include The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance and Salome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904341116
Publisher:
Haus Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Haus Publishing - Life &Times Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Jonathan Fryer is a writer, lecturer and journalist. He has written many books including a biography of Robbie Ross.

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