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Literary Lives
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Oscar Wilde

A Literary Life

Authors: Stern, Kimberly J.

  • Expands on Wilde’s relationship to key Victorian and nineteenth-century social movements and ideologies
  • Identifies important influences on Wilde
  • Illuminates Wilde’s perspectives on education, religion, science, philosophy, and social movements
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  • Due: January 10, 2020
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About this book

Oscar Wilde: A Literary Life tracks the intellectual biography of one of the most influential minds of the nineteenth century. Rather than focusing on the dramatic events of Wilde’s life, this volume documents Wilde’s impressive forays into education, religion, science, philosophy, and social reform. In so doing, it provides an accessible and yet detailed account that reflects Wilde’s own commitment to the “contemplative life.” Suitable for seasoned readers as well as those new to the study of his work, Oscar Wilde: A Literary Life brings Wilde’s intellectual investments into sharp focus, while placing him within a cultural landscape that was always evolving and often fraught with contradiction. 

About the authors

Kimberly J. Stern is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She is the editor of a Broadview edition of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé (2015) and author of The Social Life of Criticism: Gender, Criticism, and the Politics of Belonging (2016).

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 10, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24604-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $24.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: December 13, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24603-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oscar Wilde
Book Subtitle
A Literary Life
Authors
Series Title
Literary Lives
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24604-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-24603-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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