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Postscript: Oscar Wilde and Mae West

in Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the lives and works of Oscar Wilde and Mae West, two figures who benefited enormously from the constraints of moral censorship—until, abruptly, they did not. Oscar Wilde was an ... More


The Brontës and the Transformations of Romanticism

John Bowen

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 3: The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820-1880

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199560615
eISBN:
9780191803499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199560615.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the work of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë. The uniqueness of their fiction lies in the fact that a time when bourgeois and proletarian males were the representative figures ... More


The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Peter Garside and Karen O'Brien (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This volume examines the period from 1750–1820, which was a crucial period in the development of the novel in English. Not only was it the time of Smollett, Sterne, Austen, and Scott, but it also saw ... More


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