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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oscar Wilde's life - like his wit - was alive with paradox. He was both an early exponent and victim of 'celebrity culture': famous for being famous, he was often ridiculed and disparaged. His achievements were frequently downplayed, his successes resented. He had a genius for comedy but strove to write tragedies. He was a snob but was prone to great acts of kindness. Although happily married, he became a passionate lover of men. At the height of his success he brought disaster upon himself by defending his love for Lord Alfred Douglas. Having delighted in fashionable throngs, he died almost alone. Matthew Sturgis brings alive the radical ideas and distinctive characters of the fin de siècle to write one of the richest accounts of Wilde's life to date
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sturgis, Matthew
Dewey number
  • 828.8'09
  • 828.809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Authors, Irish
  • Biography
Label
Oscar : a life, Matthew Sturgis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Apollo book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781788545983
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 890 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781788545983
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Oscar : a life, Matthew Sturgis
Publication
Note
"An Apollo book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781788545983
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 890 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781788545983
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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