The Exquisite Life of Oscar Wilde by Stephen Calloway

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Subjects:

  • Literary,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies,
  • BIO,
  • LIT,
  • LIT004120,
  • BIO007000,
  • Historical - British,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

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FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL8669343M
ISBN 10156649074X
ISBN 109781566490740
OCLC/WorldCa228272627

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See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Cited by: 5. I recommend this book for fans of Oscar Wilde's poetry and prose.

It is a great alternative to the stuffy 1, page-plus biographies currently in print. The book is over-sized with a tasteful layout. The photos and illustrations alone are worth the price of the book/5(3).

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Oscar Wilde, in full Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, (born OctoDublin, Ireland—died NovemParis, France), Irish wit, poet, and dramatist whose reputation rests on his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (), and on his. The exquisite life of Oscar Wilde Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English.

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#2: “Yes, he was certainly wonderfully handsome, with his finely curved scarlet lips, his frank blue eyes, his crisp gold hair. There was something in his face that made one trust him at once. All the candour of youth was there, as well as all youth’s passionate purity.

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Playwright, poet, and essayist Oscar Wilde may be the most famous quotesmith in literary history. Here are his 40 most popular (according to Goodreads) sourced quotations, grouped. As Matthew Bourne's version of The Picture of Dorian Gray comes to Sadler's Wells, Fiona MacCarthy uncovers the bizarre story of John Gray, the 'young Adonis' on.

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Oscar Wilde (–) was an Irish writer, poet, and playwright. His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, brought him lasting recognition, and he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era with a series of witty social satires, including his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Richard Ellmann, during a long and distinguished career, won international /5(12). Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty.

Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his Edition: Penguin Popular Classics. Oscar Wilde: An Exquisite Life by Stephen Calloway and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Oscar’s affair with Bosie may dominate his love life in the public imagination, but Oscar loved beauty, whatever form it took.

When Ms Langtry told Oscar he was wasting his time before surrendering herself to the Prince of Wales, Oscar retired hurt leaving this moving love poem, addressed simply to LL, which reveals the depth of his feelings. A beautiful, young man, Dorian Gray, sits for a painter called Basil who has fallen in love with him.

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Auden, “An Improbable Life,” review of The Letters of Oscar Wilde (editor, Rupert Hart-Davis) in The New Yorker, (9 March ) Despite the number of his books and plays, Mr. Wilde was not, I think, what one calls a born writer. “The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: The picture of Dorian Gray: the and texts”, p, Oxford University Press on Demand 4 Copy quote To live in this world is.

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Oscar Wilde was not a man who lived in fear, but early reviews of “The Picture of Dorian Gray” must have given him pause. The story, telling of a man who never ages while his portrait turns. Structure and Style. Oscar Wilde divided The Picture of Dorian Gray into 20 chapters and provided a preface that sounds like a manifesto of Aestheticism, neatly phrasing his theses about the artist, art, literature and its possibilities of expression, such as: “All art is at once surface and symbol.

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He revels in the exquisite life Dorian has led and wishes he could change places with him. He tells Dorian his life has been a work of art.

Dorian stops playing and tells Lord Henry that if he knew what he had done in life, he would turn from him. Lord Henry urges Dorian to come to the club with him. About The Picture of Dorian Gray. An astounding novel of decadence, debauchery, and secrecy from one of Ireland’s greatest writers.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray makes a Faustian bargain to sell his soul in exchange for eternal youth and beauty.Oscar Wilde told a “Morning News” reporter that he was extremely moved by a book A Rebours, a novel written by J.

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