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Dandies and Decadents: Oscar Wilde and Arthur Symons

Catherine Maxwell

in Scents and Sensibility: Perfume in Victorian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198701750
eISBN:
9780191771460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701750.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the decadent olfactif as represented by Oscar Wilde and the poet and critic Arthur Symons, who understood how perfume helped shape their identities as dandies and sophisticated ... More


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