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The Resource Wilde's women : how Oscar Wilde was shaped by the women he knew, Eleanor Fitzsimons

Wilde's women : how Oscar Wilde was shaped by the women he knew, Eleanor Fitzsimons

Label
Wilde's women : how Oscar Wilde was shaped by the women he knew
Title
Wilde's women
Title remainder
how Oscar Wilde was shaped by the women he knew
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Fitzsimons
Title variation
How Oscar Wilde was shaped by the women he knew
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hailed as a gay icon and pioneer of individualism, Oscar Wilde's insistence that 'there should be no law for anybody' made him a staunch defender of gender equality. Throughout his life from his relationship to his extraordinary mother Jane and the tragedyof his sister Isola's early death to his accomplished wife Constance and a coterie of other free-thinking writers, actors and artists, women were a central aspect of his life and career. Wilde's Women is the first book to tell the story of his female friends and colleagues who traded witticisms with Wilde but also give him access to vital publicity and whose ideas he gave expression through his social comedies. Author Eleanor Fitzsimons reframes Wilde's story and his legacy through the women in his life including such fascinating figures as Florence Balcombe who left him for Bram Stoker, actress Lillie Langtry (for a while an inseparable friend) and his tragic and witty niece Dolly who bore a strong resemblance to the writer and loved fast cars, cocaine and foreign women. Full of fascinating detail and anecdotes Wilde's Women relates the untold story of how the writer played a vitally sympathetic role on behalf of many women and how they supported him in the midst of a Victorian society in the process of changing forever
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fitzsimons, Eleanor
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Authors, English
Target audience
adult
Label
Wilde's women : how Oscar Wilde was shaped by the women he knew, Eleanor Fitzsimons
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
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
Contents
Contents note: 1.The Real Mrs Erlynne -- 2.The Precocious Miss Elgee -- 3.Taming Speranza -- 4.Lost Sisters and an Earlier Libel Trial -- 5.`The Sweetest Years' -- 6.`Tea and Beauties' -- 7.`How Different an Actress Is!' -- 8.`The Paradise for Women' -- 9.The Revolutionary and the Duchess -- 10.Speranza's Saturdays -- 11.Married Life -- 12.Entering the Woman's World -- 13.Stories for Girls -- 14.In the Footsteps of Ouida -- 15.The Perfect Salome -- 16.Deadly Serious Social Comedies -- 17.A Less than Ideal Husband -- 18.The Wittiest Woman in the World -- 19.`Death Must Be So Beautiful' -- 20.Not Much to Laugh About -- 21.`The World Rings with His Infamy'
Control code
000056127686
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780715649367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920860952
Label
Wilde's women : how Oscar Wilde was shaped by the women he knew, Eleanor Fitzsimons
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
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
Contents
Contents note: 1.The Real Mrs Erlynne -- 2.The Precocious Miss Elgee -- 3.Taming Speranza -- 4.Lost Sisters and an Earlier Libel Trial -- 5.`The Sweetest Years' -- 6.`Tea and Beauties' -- 7.`How Different an Actress Is!' -- 8.`The Paradise for Women' -- 9.The Revolutionary and the Duchess -- 10.Speranza's Saturdays -- 11.Married Life -- 12.Entering the Woman's World -- 13.Stories for Girls -- 14.In the Footsteps of Ouida -- 15.The Perfect Salome -- 16.Deadly Serious Social Comedies -- 17.A Less than Ideal Husband -- 18.The Wittiest Woman in the World -- 19.`Death Must Be So Beautiful' -- 20.Not Much to Laugh About -- 21.`The World Rings with His Infamy'
Control code
000056127686
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780715649367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920860952

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