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Oscar Wilde and his world

Vyvyan Beresford Holland

Oscar Wilde and his world

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Published by Thames and Hudson in London .
Written in English

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

  • Edition Notes

    First ed. published in 1960 under title: Oscar Wilde, a pictorial biography.

    StatementVyvyan Holland.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR5823 .H58 1966
    The Physical Object
    Pagination144 p. :
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4289400M
    ISBN 100500130035
    LC Control Number78316591

    Jane Wilde on the other hand was an Irish nationalist as well as a poet. He began his sentence in Newgate Prison but was moved to different prisons over the next two years. Oscar Wilde Religion Wilde was officially an Anglican for the vast majority of his life. The dynamic between Bosie and Wilde was unstable at the best of times, and the pair often split for months before agreeing to reunite. Inhe published his first volume of verse Poemsand he became famous enough to be satirized in a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera. He went into exile in France, where, living in cheap hotels and friends' apartments, he briefly reunited with Douglas.

    The Lady's World magazine named him its editor inand he converted it from a fashion magazine to The Woman's World with essays about women's viewpoints on art, music, literature, and modern life. Also inWilde set out on a tour to America and Canada to deliver lectures on aestheticism. Inhe is said to have had his first homosexual affair with a Canadian named Robert Ross. Outliving them all, he died of heart failure in Lancing, in Just prior to his death in Paris on November 30,at the age of 46, Wilde converted to Roman Catholicism. She paid his expenses when he left it.

    He also helped Oscar financially after his release from prison. Wilde was treated before and during his imprisonment for a chronic ear infection. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing. His last play, The Importance of Being Earnestis considered the original modern comedy of manners. During his years at Magdalen College, Wilde was profoundly involved in the aesthetic and decadent movements. Through his lectures, as well as his early poetry, Wilde established himself as a leading proponent of the aesthetic movement, a theory of art and literature that emphasized the pursuit of beauty for its own sake, rather than to promote any political or social viewpoint.


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Holland said Wilde did sketch out the play's scenario inbut "never wrote a word" of it, and that "it is dishonest to foist this on the public.

Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing. Her love for her brilliant husband "As long as I live you shall be my lover," she wrote in answer to his proposal in was fully returned.

But do you actually know the man behind the words that millions love? Wilde rented homes for them outside London, and when they were apart he wrote letters and was careless with their whereabouts.

Inhe is said to have had his first homosexual affair with a Canadian named Robert Ross.

The 10 most popular misconceptions about Oscar Wilde

Bythe two were together constantly. He was then twice prosecuted by the crown. Through his lectures, as well as his early poetry, Wilde established himself as a leading proponent of the aesthetic movement, a theory of art and literature that emphasized the pursuit of beauty for its own sake, rather than to promote any political or social viewpoint.

Among Moyle's discoveries is a slight variant, in Constance's hand, of her husband's tale, " The Selfish Giant ": evidently, the Wildes' collaboration was close.

Wilde had two siblings: an older brother named Willie, born inand a sister, Isola, born inbut who died at the age of Moyle's account, the first to draw on more than of Constance's unpublished letters, is delightful, sad, and entirely convincing; her last chapters reduced this hardened reader to tears.

First published in Methuen's Collected Works Dates are dates of first performance, which approximate better to the probable date of composition than dates of publication. InConstance Lloyd had known Oscar Wilde for nine years; she had been married to him for four.

In a second trial often referred to as "the trial of the century," the writer was found guilty of "indecent acts" and was sentenced to two years of hard labor in England's Reading Gaol.

Visiting the Wildes' smart Chelsea home on Christmas day, the year before these photographs were takenWB Yeats noted a life of perfect harmony that suggested, nevertheless, "some deliberate artistic composition".

His father, Sir William, was a remarkable Dublin doctor whose medical work on the and censuses earned him his knighthood, and is still referred to today as essential source material for 19th century Irish history. He was in so many ways the archetypal Irishman: witty and a compelling teller of stories - with a sometimes mischievous disregard for the rules.

While he was there, Wilde wrote a famous letter to Douglas justifying his life and position, which was later published as "De Profundis.

We would love to hear all about it. By this time, Wilde's extravagant appearance, refined wit, and melodious speaking voice had made him one of London's most sought-after dinner-party guests. The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

The Marquis hired detectives and, using Alfred Taylor and his young prostitutes, Queensberry effectively put Wilde on trial for homosexuality.

One of these young men was the unemployed Charles Parker. His writing was largely ignored or devalued until the s and s. The names of upper-class people associated with the case could not be mentioned in court; in fact, some witnesses were instructed to write a name rather than say it aloud.

Ruskin also stirred Wilde's aristocratic soul with social concerns in his insistence that his students identify with the working class and do manual labor.

Wilde's direction in life changed because of the influence of three professors — Ruskin, Pater, and Mahaffy. The novel is a cautionary tale about a beautiful young man, Dorian Gray, who wishes and receives his wish that his portrait ages while he remains youthful and lives a life of sin and pleasure.Jul 31,  · Wilde wore many masks during his too short life.

He was an academic classicist, a poet and a didactic aesthete. He was an aphorist, a progressive journalist, a provocative essayist and a. Get an answer for 'What key issues and themes does Oscar Wilde convey through his texts?

Also, any particular literary devices he uses or how these themes relate to his life?' and find homework. The Irish writer and poet, Oscar Wilde is best known for writing The Picture of Dorian Gray (), a dark and sardonic novel which was the topic of much controversy at its time.

Wilde rose to immense fame in London during the s as a playwright.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Wilde’s wit, his plays and events leading to his imprisonment and later death all contribute. Outstanding childhood Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland, on October 16, His father, Sir William Wilde, was a well-known surgeon; his mother, Jane Francisca Elgee Wilde, wrote popular poetry and other work under the pseudonym (pen name) Speranza.

Sons: Cyril, born in Junewho died in World War I, and Vyvyan, born in November Vyvyan became a writer using the surname Holland, and his own grandson, Merlin Holland, has written two books about his grandfather, "Wilde Album" and "After Oscar: The Color of his Legacy."Merlin's son Lucien is a classics major at Oxford, just like Oscar Wilde.

Jul 27,  · Writer Oscar Wilde is arrested after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry.

Oscar Wilde

he published his own book of poems in