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The Resource Oscar : a life, Matthew Sturgis

Oscar : a life, Matthew Sturgis

Label
Oscar : a life
Title
Oscar
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Sturgis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years. The first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years. Oscar Wilde's life ? like his wit ? was alive with paradox. He was both an early exponent and a victim of 'celebrity culture': famous for being famous, he was lauded and ridiculed in equal measure. His achievements were frequently downplayed, his successes resented. He had a genius for comedy but strove to write tragedies. He was an unabashed snob who nevertheless delighted in exposing the faults of society. He affected a dandified disdain but was prone to great acts of kindness. Although happily married, he became a passionate lover of men and, at the very peak of his success, he brought disaster upon himself. He disparaged authority, yet went to the law to defend his love for Lord Alfred Douglas. Having delighted in fashionable throngs, Wilde died almost alone: barely a dozen people were at his graveside. Yet despite this ruinous end, Wilde's star continues to shine brightly. His was a life of extraordinary drama and, above all, it is his refusal to conform to the social and sexual orthodoxies of his day that make him a hero and an inspiration to all who seek to challenge convention. In the first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years, Matthew Sturgis draws on new material to place the man firmly in the context of his times. He brings alive the distinctive mood and characters of the fin de siecle in the richest and fullest account of Wilde's life to date
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sturgis, Matthew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Biographies
  • Poets, Irish
  • Dramatists, Irish
  • Authors, Irish
Label
Oscar : a life, Matthew Sturgis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Apollo book"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064511212
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 890 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781788545976
Lccn
2018439352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1065400116
Label
Oscar : a life, Matthew Sturgis
Publication
Note
"An Apollo book"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064511212
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 890 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781788545976
Lccn
2018439352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1065400116

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