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Oscar Wilde at Oxford

Oscar Wilde at Oxford

an annotated catalogue of Wilde manuscripts and related items in the Bodleian Library, Oxford : including many hitherto unpublished letters, photographs and illustrations.

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Published by Priv. print., A. McDonnell in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wilde, Oscar, -- 1854-1900 -- Manuscripts -- Catalogs,
  • Wilde, Oscar, -- 1854-1900 -- Correspondence -- Catalogs,
  • Bodleian Library -- Catalogs,
  • Manuscripts, English -- England -- Oxford -- Catalogs

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsMcDonnell, Andrew, McDonnell, Andrew (autograph)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48, [2] p. :
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17343946M

    Oscar Wilde's Oxford Notebooks: A Portrait of Mind in the Making, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), The Decay of Lying, preface by Hugh Haughton, Syrens (New York, NY), Oscar Wilde's Guide to Modern Living, edited by John Calvin Batchelor and Craig McNeer, Doubleday (New York, NY), Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland, on Octo He attended Trinity College, Dublin, from to and Magdalen College, Oxford, from to At Oxford, he received the Newdigate Prize for his long poem Ravenna (T. Shrimpton and Son, ). He also became involved in the aesthetic movement, advocating for the value of.

    1 Richard Ellmann,Oscar Wilde (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, ): Hereafter cited as Ellmann, with page number. 2 J.E.C. Bodley, “Oscar Wilde at Oxford,” New York Times; 4 February ; pg. 3 Walter Pater, The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry (New York: Oxford University Press, ): 4 Hunter Blair, In Victorian Days and Other Papers . In this biography, Wilde the legendary Victorian--brilliant writer and conversationalist, reckless flouter of social and sexual conventions--is brought to life. More astute and forbearing, yet more fallible than legend has allowed, Wilde is given here the dimensions of a modern hero. The author depicts Wilde's comet-like ascent on the Victorian scene and his equally dramatic sudden 4/5(7).

    Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde), –, Irish author and wit, b. Dublin. He is most famous for his sophisticated, brilliantly witty plays, which were the first since the comedies of Sheridan and Goldsmith to have both dramatic and literary merit. Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on 16 October in Dublin, Ireland. His father, Sir William Robert Wills Wilde, was a noted eye-ear surgeon. He also authored a number of books on medicine, archeology and folklore. In , he was knighted for his services in the censuses of Ireland. His mother, Jane Francesca Agnes (née.


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Oscar Wilde kept this commonplace book and notebook at the end of his studies at Oxford. Readers familiar with Wilde the wit, poseur, and professional personality will be surprised by the weighty erudition of these quotations, paraphrases of other writers, and various jottings and comments.5/5(1).

Wilde was an outstanding student. He took an interest in the classics and was awarded the Berkeley Gold Medal, the highest honor available to classics students at Trinity. He competed for a scholarship to Oxford University's Magdalen College and won it.

Intwenty-year-old Oscar Wilde headed over to England to study at Oxford. Author, playwright and poet Oscar Wilde was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England. After graduating from Oxford University, he lectured as a poet, art critic and a leading proponent of the principles of aestheticism.

Inhe published The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel which was panned as immoral by Born: Oscar Wilde; drawing by David Levine. Oscar Wilde—we have only to hear the name to anticipate that what will be quoted as his will change conventional solemnities to frivolous insights.

So it was in his lifetime, and so it is eighty-four years after his death. A materialist account of Wilde's writing career, based on publishing contracts and other documentation as well as detailed evidence of how he composed, this book argues that Wilde was not driven by an oppositional politics, nor was he an aesthetic purist.

Rather, he was thoroughly immersed in the contemporary commodification of culture in which books became. Making Oscar Wilde reveals the untold story of young Oscar's career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America. Making Oscar Wilde - Michele Mendelssohn - Oxford University Press Witty, inspiring, and charismatic, Oscar Wilde is one of the Greats of English literature.

What do Madonna, Oscar Wilde and the comedy group Monty Python have in common. They've all been deemed obscene by librarians at the University of Oxford.

But a. A brilliant (and highly readable) scholarly work that proved to be a major eye-opener for me -- a big Oscar Wilde fan. The author takes the reader on a journey of discovery from Wilde's Trinity and Oxford days to his American lecture tour -- a key point for his development from untried public speaker to seasoned manipulator of the by: 3.

Oscar Wilde came from a prominent family. While studying at Oxford in the s, he gained notice as a scholar, poseur, wit, and poet and for his devotion to the Aesthetic movement, which held that art should exist for its beauty alone.

Richard Ellmann wrote his biography Oscar Wilde, for which he posthumously won a National (USA) Book Critics Circle Award in and a Pulitzer Prize in The book was the basis for the film Wilde, directed by Brian Gilbert and starring Stephen Fry Children: Cyril Holland, Vyvyan Holland.

At Oxford, Wilde attended Ruskin’s lectures and rapidly learned to revere early Italian Renaissance art, inspiration to the pre-Raphaelites. Soon, instructed by.

The Complete Short Stories. New Edition. Oscar Wilde Edited by John Sloan Oxford World's Classics. Oscar Wilde's shorter fiction includes memorable fairy-tales, witty comedies, and daring narrative experiments: all are contained in this enchanting collection.

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas (22 October – 20 March ) was a British poet and journalist best known as the lover of Oscar Wilde. While studying at Oxford, he edited an undergraduate journal, The Spirit Lamp, which carried a homoerotic subtext, and met Wilde, with whom he started a close but stormy ion: Winchester College, Wixenford School.

Oscar Wilde's unconventional life began with an equally unconventional family. He was born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on Octoat 21 Westland Row, Dublin, Ireland. His father, Sir William Wilde, was an eminent Victorian and a doctor of aural surgery.

Oscar: A Life by Matthew Sturgis is published by Head of Zeus (£25). To order a copy for £ go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only. Phone orders min. p&p of £   But the concoction, she explains in her provocative “Making Oscar Wilde,” had been simmering for a decade.

Combine erudition acquired at Trinity College, Dublin, and Oxford with, of all things. Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann is a very detailed biography which brings out Wilde's enormous generosity and his boundless intellect.

Wilde lived a life of tremendous fame I finally finished it and although it took me a year to read it, I finally did it/5. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane. Oscar's mother, Lady Jane Francesca Wilde (), was a successful poet and journalist.

She wrote patriotic Irish verse under the pseudonym "Speranza". Oscar's father, Sir William Wilde ( - ), was a leading ear and eye surgeon, a renowned philanthropist and gifted writer, who wrote books. Selected Writings of Oscar Wilde (Oxford World's Classics) by Wilde, Oscar.

A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name.

The best books on Oscar Wilde recommended by Sos Eltis. Revising Wilde: Sos Eltis is vice-principal of Brasenose College and associate professor at Oxford University.

She is the author of Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde. Inscribed and dated: “Oscar Wilde, May 74” and “DecemberOscar F. Wilde, 1 Merrion Sq.” Wilde appears to have read this book during the final months of his time as an undergraduate at Trinity College Dublin, between the winter of and the summer of when he took the entrance exam for : Gerald Cloud.Attends Oxford.

Wilde is awarded a Berkeley Gold Medal, Trinity's top honor for classics students. He earns a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, and enrolls there for further studies.

Wilde raises some eyebrows at Oxford for his flamboyant dress and mannerisms.An examination of the "Commonplace Book" and "Notebook" kept by Oscar Wilde during his stay at Oxford University, which indicates how he developed the working philosophy that he would later use as a Read more.