Making Oscar Wilde [Hardcover]

Item : Making Oscar Wilde [Hardcover]
List Price  : $24.95
You Save  : $2.96 (12%)
Price : $21.99 (see below)
Category : Books
Author Author : Mendelssohn, Michele
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0198802366
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780198802365
Publisher Publisher : Oxford University Press
Pages Pages : 368
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 101275568

Witty, inspiring, and charismatic, Oscar Wilde is one of the Greats of English literature. Today, his plays and stories are beloved around the world. But it was not always so. His afterlife has given him the legitimacy that life denied him.Making Oscar Wildereveals the untold story of young Oscar's career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America. Set on two continents, it tracks a larger-than-life hero on an unforgettable adventure to make his name and gain international acclaim. Success is a science, Wilde believed, if you have the conditions, you get the result.

Combining new evidence and gripping cultural history, Michele Mendelssohn dramatizes Wilde's rise, fall, and resurrection as part of a spectacular transatlantic pageant. With superb style and an instinct for story-telling, she brings to life the charming young Irishman who set out to captivate the United States and Britain with his words and ended up conquering the world.

Following the twists and turns of Wilde's journey, Mendelssohn vividly depicts sensation-hungry Victorian journalism and popular entertainment alongside racial controversies, sex scandals, and the growth of Irish nationalism. This ground-breaking revisionist history shows how Wilde's tumultuous early life embodies the story of the Victorian era as it tottered towards modernity. Riveting and original,Making Oscar Wildeis a masterful account of a life like no other.

Contents

List of Plates

Prologue: What's the Matter with Oscar Wilde?

PART ONE, 1854-1881
Chapter 1 Turning Points
Chapter 2 Do You Find the World Very Hollow?
Chapter 3 Astonishing the Dons
Chapter 4 Not Having Set the World Quite on Fire

PART TWO, 1882-1883
Chapter 5 Colonel Morse's Campaign
Chapter 6 Oscar Dear
Chapter 7 Mr Wild of Borneo, or The Paddy
Chapter 8 Life Imitates Art
Chapter 9 Is it Manhood?
Chapter 10 The War of Art
Chal“D

  Items Price + Shipping Condition Delivery Seller Info Buying Options
  Items Price + Shipping Condition Delivery Seller Info Buying Options
1.
ShopSpell
$21.99
+ Free Shipping
Total: $21.99
New
  • Seller: ShopSpell
  • Ships in: 2 Business day(s)
  • Transit time: 5 Business day(s)
  • Delivery by: Aug 18 to Aug 20
  • Notes: Free Shipping on all Books.
ShopSpell    Add To Cart ($21.99)
  • Seller: ShopSpell
  • Ships in: 2 Business day(s)
  • Transit time: 5 Business day(s)
  • Delivery by: Aug 18 to Aug 20
  • Notes: Free Shipping on all Books.
   Add To Cart ($21.99)

Copyright © 2018 - 2020 Shophity, LLC.

  • Payment Methods