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Oscar Wilde, a biography

H. Montgomery Hyde

Oscar Wilde, a biography

by H. Montgomery Hyde

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Published by Da Capo Press in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900,
  • Authors, Irish -- 19th century -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby H. Montgomery Hyde.
    SeriesA Da Capo paperback
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR5823 .H88 1981
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 410 p., [24] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages410
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4263968M
    ISBN 100306801477
    LC Control Number81009828

      "Oscar Wilde" By Richard Ellmann () Vintage, pages, $ This is widely regarded as the most researched and factually correct biography of Wilde.   Oscar: A Life by Matthew Sturgis review – Wilde’s status is higher than ever This is a fuller and in some ways more reliable biography than Richard Ellman’s. The final stages of the story.

    Oscar Wilde, Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright, poet and critic, and a celebrity, was born in Dublin on 16 October He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford. Drama and tragedy marred Wilde's private life. More about Oscar Fingal . Montgomery-Hyde met many of the people involved in Oscar Wilde's life, including Lord Alfred Douglas, Robert Ross and Vyvyan Holland, Wilde's son, in order to write this biography of Wilde. He has also written books on Baldwin, Stalin, Chamberlain and Mrs Beeton/5.

    Vyvyan Holland, OBE (3 November – 10 October ), born Vyvyan Oscar Beresford Wilde in London, was a British author and translator. He was the second son of Oscar Wilde and Constance Lloyd, and had a brother Cyril. According to Vyvyan Holland's accounts in his autobiography, Son of Oscar Wilde (), Oscar was a devoted and loving Children: Merlin Holland.   Gide, in this first English translation, defended a poet named Oscar Wilde when other poets threatened to wreck Wilde’s life and attempted to show that Wilde was an honorable man. Gide’s personal sketches are presented in this book that are in original form. This work was written during the prime of Oscar Wilde’s : Philosophical Library, Incorporated.


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Author Oscar Wilde was known for his acclaimed works including 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' as well as his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous Born: Wilde was born of professional and literary parents.

His father, Sir William Wilde, was Ireland’s leading ear and eye surgeon, who also published books on archaeology, folklore, and the satirist Jonathan mother, who wrote under the name Speranza, was a revolutionary poet and an authority on Celtic myth and folklore.

After attending Portora Royal School, Enniskillen (– Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of Mrs Arbuthnot's lengthy-concealed mystery. A house birthday celebration is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton's united states of america home, whilst it's far a biography book that Gerald Arbuthnot has been appointed secretary to the sophisticated, witty Lord Illingworth.

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Free with Kindle Unlimited membership. Or $ to buy. Audible Audiobook. 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.

Like so many people, I imagine, the name A biography book Wilde conjures up a couple of plays, a novel, some short stories for children, some poems and a Court Case. Having never read anything about Oscar Wilde, with the rave reviews about this new biography I thought I'd satisfy my curiosity.

The book is long and cumbersome and yet, is eminently readable/5(11). Oscar: A Life by Matthew Sturgis – review A fastidious new biography of Oscar Wilde delves into letters and a libel trial transcript to give a fuller picture of the poet’s dazzling rise and.

The Annotated Prison Writing of Oscar Wilde Edited by Nicholas Frankel is a moving book published by Harvard University Press about the saddest chapter experienced by this beloved and wonderful author; the years spent in prison after a long trial for homosexuality, a serious crime, in the past, in the UK.

Winner of both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar Wilde is the definitive biography of the tortured poet and playwright and the last book by renowned biographer and literary critic Richard n dedicated two decades to the research and writing of this biography, resulting in a complex and richly detailed portrait of Oscar Wilde/5(68).

Constance died in exile, aged Wilde (he died two years later, in ) laid flowers on her grave in Genoa. Douglas, briefly imprisoned himself for libelling Winston Churchill, continued to Author: Miranda Seymour. Oscar Wilde. Born Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on Octoin Dublin, Ireland.

An Irish-born English writer. Wilde was the leader in the aesthetic movement that. InMelissa Knox published her psycho-biography, Oscar Wilde: A Long and Lovely Suicide. This book explores the ways in which Wilde's literary styles and the events of his life developed in response to his desires, conflicts, and suffering.

It offers new biographic information as. 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 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 on.

A popular perception persists of Oscar Wilde as an idle aesthete. Is this a fair portrayal. It is a carefully cultivated image that Wilde developed. For example, when he was told to take a scene out of The Importance of Being Earnest by the actor-manager George Alexander, he replied: ‘This scene you feel is superfluous cost me terrible exhausting labour and heartrending nerve-wracking strain.

"[Oscar] Wilde's life is one of the saddest in English literature," reported London's Guardian newspaper on 1 Decemberthe day after the exiled poet and playwright died in disgrace in France at the age of "His abilities were sufficient to win him an honoured place as a man of letters, but they struggled in vain against his lack of character.".

I n JanuaryOscar Wilde, an ambitious and highly educated young man with one terrible book of poems and a pretty much unstageable tragedy to Author: Rachel Cooke. Oscar Wilde The ever-quotable Oscar Wilde () was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet who delighted Victorian England with his legendary wit.

He found critical and popular success with his scintillating plays, chiefly The Importance of Being Earnest, while his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, scandalized readers. About Oscar Wilde. Winner of both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar Wilde is the definitive biography of the tortured poet and playwright and the last book by renowned biographer and literary critic Richard n dedicated two decades to the research and writing of this biography, resulting in a complex and richly detailed portrait of Oscar Wilde.

Wilde became devoted to Aestheticism during these Oxford years (see "Oscar Wilde's Aesthetics" in Critical Essays at the end of this book for more information on the Aesthetic movement). He was able to laugh at the movement's superficial excesses as well as his own. An immensely readable biography of Oscar Wilde.

When I was sixteen, I was obsessed with Oscar Wilde. In retrospect, I realize it was because he was the first queer person that confirmed for me that queerness had a history- those were the days before internet access, before I was really aware of my own sexuality - I just felt a connection I couldnt yet name/5.That Wilde became a literary artist in the first place is not so surprising since, as H.

Montgomery Hyde reported in Oscar Wilde: A Biography, his mother was a poet and Irish revolutionary who published under the name "Speranza," and his father a successful eye and ear surgeon in Dublin and "author of a work which remained the standard textbook.Oscar Wilde The author and his work Oscar Wilde, the Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and critic, was born in Dublin on October 16th, At that time Ireland belonged to, and was ruled by, Britain.

Wilde’s parents were part of the Protestant ruling class in Ireland, File Size: 85KB.