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The unrecorded life of Oscar Wilde.

Rupert Croft-Cooke

The unrecorded life of Oscar Wilde.

by Rupert Croft-Cooke

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Published by W. H. Allen in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.,
    • Authors, Irish -- 19th century -- Biography.,
    • Gay men -- Great Britain -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Facsims. on lining papers.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR5823 .C7 1972
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 289, [13] p.
      Number of Pages289
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5343053M
      ISBN 100491007027
      LC Control Number72197152
      OCLC/WorldCa549052

      ~ from Hesketh Pearson’s The Life of Oscar Wilde. To add drama to a narrative, Wilde would modulate his voice from a whisper to a cry of triumph, losing himself in his stories to the extent that those present described him as seeming dazed by the effort of telling them. Yet his true power was in the words. The ever-quotable Oscar Wilde once said, ""Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it."" From his outsize celebrity in Victorian London to his authorship of fiction, drama, and poetry that uniquely captured his era, it's fair to say that Wilde succeeded on both counts.

      It is rare that an important contribution by a major author goes unrecorded by bibliographers, unrecognized by historians, and ultimately unappreciated by the modern reader. Rarer still if the author is Oscar Wilde, the famous poet, writer, dramatist, and much quoted wit, who has been the subject of continual interest and analysis since his death in /5(12). Oscar Wilde: Essays Oscar Wilde Born in , Oscar Wilde was a prolific writer whose famous work includes novels like The Picture of Dorian Gray (originally published in ) and a play called The Importance of Being Earnest (which premiered in ).

      In The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, Neil McKenna provides stunning new insight into the tumultuous sexual and psychological worlds of this brilliant and tormented a charts Wilde’s astonishing odyssey through London’s sexual underworld, and provides explosive new evidence of the political machinations behind Wilde’s trials for sodomy.4/5(). John Cooper is a researcher, author, blogger and documentary historian. As a long-standing member of the Oscar Wilde Society in London, a founding member of the Oscar Wilde Society of America, and a former manager of the Victorian Society In America, he has spent 30 years in the study of Oscar Wilde, having lectured on Wilde, and contributing to TV, film, and academic journals including The.


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McKenna does, however, provide some interesting. 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 (– Unconventional in his writing and life, Wilde’s affair with a young man led to his arrest on charges of "gross indecency" in He was imprisoned for two years and died in poverty three years Born: 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.

This is a bibliography of works by Oscar Wilde, a late-Victorian Irish writer. Chiefly remembered today as a playwright, especially for The Importance of Being Earnest, and as the author of The Picture of Dorian Gray; Wilde's oeuvre includes criticism, poetry, children's fiction, and a large selection of reviews, lectures and private correspondence has also been es↙: 4.

Make Offer - The Unrecorded Life of Oscar Wilde by Rupert Croft-Cooke ( Hardcover) The Letters Of Oscar Wilde ed. by Rupert Hart-Davis - Letters - HC/DJ $ The first more or less objective biography of Wilde came about when Hesketh Pearson wrote Oscar Wilde: His Life and Wit ().

In Wilde's son Vyvyan Holland published his memoir Son of Oscar Wilde, which recounts the difficulties Wilde's wife and children faced after his imprisonment.

It was revised and updated by Merlin Holland in Children: Cyril Holland, Vyvyan Holland. Rupert Croft-Cooke, The Unrecorded Life of Oscar Wilde, pp. – Rupert Croft-Cooke, The Unrecorded Life of Oscar Wilde, p. Karl Beckson, The Oscar Wilde encyclopedia, p. Montgomery Hyde, Oscar Wilde (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ), p.

The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde by Neil McKenna Century £20, pp Oscar Wilde was a celebrity before celebrity was invented. Like a Victorian Pop Idol, he confected a career out of (at first Author: Geraldine Bedell.

Buy a cheap copy of The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde book by Neil McKenna. In The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, Neil McKenna provides stunning new insight into the tumultuous sexual and psychological worlds of this brilliant and tormented Free shipping over $Cited by: As Wendy Moffat persuasively argues in A Great Unrecorded History, Forster’s homosexuality was the central fact of his life.

Between Wilde’s imprisonment and the Stonewall riots, Forster led a long, strange, and imaginative life as a gay man/5. I recently finished reading Franny Moyle’s book Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs.

Oscar Wilde. Constance Wilde is generally given short shrift in biographies of her husband. This book provided a much different perspective on the playwright’s life, and an important one.

Make Offer - The Unrecorded Life of Oscar Wilde by Rupert Croft-Cooke ( Hardcover) The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde Centenary Edition by Oscar Wilde (, Hardcover) $   • Oscar: A Life by Matthew Sturgis is published by Head of Zeus (£25). To order a copy for £ go to or call. One of the first Wilde biographers to take a skeptical approach was Rupert Croft-Cooke who devoted the first chapter of his The Unrecorded Life of Oscar Wilde (D.

McKay Co., ) to unravelling what he termed “fables” produced by “a rigid crocodile” of biographers, whom he denounced variously as clumsy, pompous, and humorless.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.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.