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The Fall Of The House Of Wilde

Author : Emer O'Sullivan
ISBN : 9781408843581
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Oscar Wilde owed his most outstanding characteristics – his precocious intellectualism, his flamboyance, his hedonism, his recklessness, his pride, his sense of superiority, his liberal sexual values – to his parents. Oscar's mother, Lady Jane Wilde, rose to prominence as a political journalist, advocating in 1848 a rebellion against colonialism. Proud, involved and challenging, she became a salon hostess and opened the Wilde's Dublin home at No. 1 Merrion Square to the public. Known as the most scintillating and stirring hostess of her day, she passed on her infectious delight in the art of living to Oscar, who imbibed it greedily. His father was Sir William Wilde, one of the most eminent men of his generation. Acutely conscious of injustices in the social order, Sir William laid the foundations for the Celtic renaissance in the belief that culture would establish a common ground between the privileged and the poor, Protestant and Catholic. But Sir William was also a philanderer, and when he stood accused of sexually assaulting a young female patient, the scandal and trial sent shock waves through Dublin society. After his death the Wildes moved to London where Oscar burst irrepressibly upon the scene. The one role that didn't suit him was that of the Victorian husband, as his wife, Constance, was to discover. For beneath the swelling forehead was a self-destructive itch: a lifelong devourer of attention, Oscar was unable to recognise when the party was over. The Fall of the House of Wilde for the first time places Oscar Wilde as a member of one of the most dazzling Anglo-Irish families of Victorian times, and also in the broader social, political and religious context. A remarkable and perceptive account, this is a major repositioning of our first modern celebrity, a man whose own fall from grace in a trial as public as his father's marked the end of fin de siècle decadence.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Fall Of The House Of Usher And Other Tales

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 1101077999
Genre : Fiction
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Classic tales of mystery, terror, imagination, and suspense from the celebrated master of the macabre. This volume gathers together fourteen of Edgar Allan Poe's richest and most influential tales, including: “The Pit and the Pendulum,” his reimagining of Inquisition tortures; “The Tell-Tale Heart,” an exploration of a murderer’s madness, which Stephen King called “the best tale of inside evil ever written”; “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe’s tour de force about a family doomed by a grim bloodline curse; and his pioneering detective stories, “The Purloined Letter” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” featuring a rational investigator with a poetic soul. Also included is Poe’s only full-length novel, Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. With an Introduction by Stephen Marlowe and an Afterword by Regina Marler
Category: Fiction

Modernism And The Architecture Of Private Life

Author : Victoria Rosner
ISBN : 9780231507875
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life offers a bold new assessment of the role of the domestic sphere in modernist literature, architecture, and design. Elegantly synthesizing modernist literature with architectural plans, room designs, and decorative art, Victoria Rosner's work explores the collaborations among modern British writers, interior designers, and architects in redefining the form, function, and meaning of middle-class private life. Drawing on a host of previously unexamined archival sources and works by figures such as E. M. Forster, Roger Fry, Oscar Wilde, James McNeill Whistler, and Virginia Woolf, Rosner highlights the participation of modernist literature in the creation of an experimental, embodied, and unstructured private life, which we continue to characterize as "modern."
Category: Literary Criticism

Regimental History Of The 4th Battalion 13th Frontier Force Rifles Wilde S

Author : Major-General Sir A. T. Wilde
ISBN : 9781781498156
Genre : History
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A good narrative history, presented to a high standards. Many individual officers and men are mentioned in the text, also details of awards and casualties. After giving the expected summary of events in the 19th Century, the author devotes half of his pages to WWI (The Western Front, Egypt, and East Africa). There is also a complete chapter on the Third Afghan War (1919). An attractive book, readable, a good general account. Apps: list of former COs idem other officers (for the period 1849–1930, some with biographical details). 3 photos, one map.
Category: History

Delphi Complete Works Of Oscar Wilde Illustrated

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 9781908909053
Genre : Fiction
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The incomparable Oscar Wilde has delighted audiences for many, many years, and now you can enjoy his writing in its entirety on your eReading device. This is the COMPLETE WORKS of the great literary giant with bonus texts. (Current version: 5) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our vast range of titles. Features: * annotated with introductions to the plays, novel and other texts * features many images relating to Wilde, his life and works * illustrated with images of how the books first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Victorian texts * ALL of the plays, with excellent formatting * BOTH Wilde's original French version of 'Salome' and Lord Douglas' (his lover) translation in English - available in no other digital collection * two rare unfinished plays * ALL of the short stories with the original beautiful illustrations * BOTH versions of 'Dorian Gray' - the original magazine version and the original book version with extra chapters, all with separate contents tables * the COMPLETE poetry, with special Chronological and Alphabetical contents tables ñ find that special poem quickly! * Every non-fiction essay - even the rare ones Wilde wrote in prison * the rare erotic novel 'Teleny' attributed to Wilde, but now classed as apocryphal - judge for yourself - did Wilde have a hand in writing this rare text? * ALL of the short stories and short story collections * boasts three biographical works exploring Wilde's life, including the famous two volume OSCAR WILDE, HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS by FRANK HARRIS * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * features the complete and unabridged version of DE PROFUNDIS, often missed out of collections * UPDATED with rare non-fiction texts * UPDATED with a special Journalism section, featuring Wilde's reviews and articles CONTENTS The Plays VERA THE DUCHESS OF PADUA LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE SALOM… SALOME (ENGLISH VERSION) AN IDEAL HUSBAND THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST LA SAINTE COURTISANE A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY The Poetry THE COMPLETE POETRY IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER THE COMPLETE POETRY IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Novel THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY THE ORIGINAL 13 CHAPTER VERSION THE REVISED 20 CHAPTER VERSION The Short Stories THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H. THE HAPPY PRINCE AND OTHER TALES THE HAPPY PRINCE THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE THE SELFISH GIANT THE DEVOTED FRIEND THE REMARKABLE ROCKET A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES THE YOUNG KING THE BIRTHDAY OF THE INFANTA THE FISHERMAN AND HIS SOUL THE STAR-CHILD LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME AND OTHER STORIES LORD ARTHUR SAVILEíS CRIME THE CANTERVILLE GHOST THE SPHINX WITHOUT A SECRET THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE The Non-Fiction THE DECAY OF LYING PEN, PENCIL AND POISON ó A STUDY IN GREEN THE CRITIC AS ARTIST THE TRUTH OF MASKS THE RISE OF HISTORICAL CRITICISM THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE OF ART HOUSE DECORATION ART AND THE HANDICRAFTSMAN LECTURE TO ART STUDENTS LONDON MODELS POEMS IN PROSE THE SOUL OF MAN UNDER SOCIALISM PHRASES AND PHILOSOPHIES FOR THE USE OF THE YOUNG A FEW MAXIMS FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF THE OVER-EDUCATED DE PROFUNDIS OSCAR WILDE'S LETTER TO ROBERT BROWNING PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA THE DECORATIVE ARTS THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL THE TRUTH OF MASKS The Journalism LIST OF ARTICLES AND REVIEWS Apocrypha TELENY The Biographies OSCAR WILDE, HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS BY FRANK HARRIS MEMORIES OF OSCAR WILDE BY G. BERNARD SHAW OSCAR WILDE: AN IDLER'S IMPRESSION BY EDGAR SALTUS
Category: Fiction

Complete Fairy Tales Of Oscar Wilde

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 1101042486
Genre : Fiction
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The master of wit and irony Published here alongside their evocative original illustrations, these fairy tales, as Oscar Wilde himself explained, were written “partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy.”
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The Wisdom Of Oscar Wilde

Author : Philosophical Library
ISBN : 9781453201961
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A comprehensive selection of his quips, aphorisms, and wit One of the most well known personalities of his day, Oscar Wilde charmed and beguiled readers and audiences with his eloquent and biting observations, his smart quips, and the witticisms peppering his own speech and the speech of his characters. The Wisdom of Oscar Wilde collects both his best-loved quotes and longer excerpts, revealing a man wise to human nature and his times, and never shy with his searing comments on men, women, art, behavior, children, politics, youth, and a range of other topics. Drawing from his plays, articles, reviews, speeches, letters, and other works, this definitive volume is an entertaining immersion into the world of this charming genius.
Category: Biography & Autobiography