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Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This book challenges long-established views of Oscar Wilde as a dilettante and dandy, revealing him instead as a serious philosopher and social critic who used his plays to subvert the traditional ... More


William Beckford's Vathek and the Uses of Oriental Re‐enactment *

Donna Landry

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

In its perverse quotation and transfiguration of Orientalist tropes, William Beckford's Vathek (1786, 1816) is both reiterative and strangely personal. The text owes more to the Arabian Nights ... More


Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790–1827

Gary Kelly

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122722
eISBN:
9780191671524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122722.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The French Revolution stirred a bitter debate in Britain about the nature of civil society and the political nation. This is a study of contemporary women writers' efforts to base a reformed state ... More


BOSTON, 1926

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This Prologue sets the theme for the entire book: the issue of freedom. It presents a scene, captured during a pivotal moment in Mencken's career when, at the height of his popularity, he was ... More


‘The Most Dreadful Visitation’: Male Madness in Victorian Fiction

Valerie Pedlar

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238393
eISBN:
9781846314186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314186
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian literature is rife with scenes of madness, with mental disorder functioning as everything from a simple plot device to a commentary on the foundations of Victorian society. But while ... More


Clough

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In his efforts to articulate confused feelings about religion, society, and sex, Arthur Hugh Clough spoke for his whole period, but since his ideas and forms of expression were unorthodox, he was not ... More


Introduction

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Victorian understanding of William Wordsworth was different from that of the modern era. This chapter looks at his career as a poet and his oeuvre. The representative selection issued under the ... More


The Last Decade: From Wordsworth Society to National Trust

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In Grasmere in 1880 the Wordsworth Society was established, at a meeting which elected Charles Wordsworth, Bishop of St Andrews, as President, George Wilson as Treasure, and William Knight as ... More


Conclusion

Sos Eltis

in Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

In August 1984, while working on the first draft of The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde wrote to George Alexander describing the scenario of another play he had in mind. The scenario pointed ... More


Losing the Plot

Adelene Buckland

in Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226079684
eISBN:
9780226923635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923635.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explains the discoveries and the stories that this book has sought to explore. The story of the “heroic age of geology” has been examined, focusing on the variety of methodological and ... More


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