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Title:
The unmasking of Oscar Wilde
Author:
Pearce, Joseph, 1961-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London : HarperCollins, 2001.

©2000
Physical Description:
xvi, 301 pages; 20 cm
General Note:
Originally published: 2000.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780002740517
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library PR5823 .P38 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Vilified by fellow Victorians for his sexuality and his dandyism, in the 1990s, Oscar Wilde is hailed as a progressive sexual liberator. But this is not how Wilde saw himself. His actions and pretences did not bring him happiness and fulfilment: his art did.


Author Notes

Joseph Pearce is the highly acclaimed literary biographer of many Christian writers


Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. 11
Prefacep. 13
Acknowledgementsp. 19
1 Mother of Masksp. 21
2 Star in the Ascendancyp. 39
3 Oxford Donnedp. 51
4 Courting Conversionp. 70
5 Roman Feverp. 91
6 Love's Webp. 110
7 Courting Controversyp. 124
8 Poetry and Posep. 134
9 Courting Constancep. 155
10 The French Connectionp. 175
11 Truth and Masksp. 185
12 Purity and Passionp. 197
13 Poison and Passionp. 207
14 Unhappy Hypocritep. 217
15 Malice Through the Looking Glassp. 228
16 Critic or Artistp. 243
17 Friends and Relationsp. 254
18 Saints and Sinnersp. 268
19 Fatal Attractionp. 276
20 Courting Convictionp. 290
21 Descentp. 306
22 Abyssp. 320
23 Purgatoryp. 332
24 Out of the Depthsp. 348
25 Wildernessp. 361
26 Hounded by Heavenp. 376
27 Revelationsp. 387
Indexp. 399

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