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Essays and Lectures

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ISBN-10: 0554307715

ISBN-13: 9780554307718

Edition: 2008

Authors: Oscar Wilde

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Historical criticism]... is part of that complex working towards freedom which may be described as the revolt against authority" states the opening essay of this collection."
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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 140
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.38" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. He was born to a middle-class Irish family (his father was a surgeon) and was trained as a scholarship boy at Trinity College, Dublin. He subsequently won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by John Ruskin and Walter Pater, whose aestheticism was taken to its radical extreme in Wilde's work. By 1879 he was already known as a wit and a dandy; soon after, in fact, he was satirized in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience. Largely on the strength of his public persona, Wilde undertook a lecture tour to the United States in 1882, where he saw his play Vera…