Oscar Wilde / Ruth Robbins.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Writers' lives (Continuum (Firm))Publication details: London ; New York : Continuum, c2011. Description: ix, 193 p. ; 20 cmISBN: 9780826498519 (hbk); 0826498515 (hbk); 9780826498526 (pbk); 0826498523 (pbk)Subject(s): Authors, Irish -- 19th century -- BiographyDDC classification: 828.809 LOC classification: PR5824 | .R57 2011Online resources: WorldCat details
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-188) and index.
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Oscar Wilde's reputation has shifted dramatically during the twentieth century from outcast in the wake of his trials for homosexual offences, to martyr to the gay cause in the 1980s and '90s, to important figure in the history of writing in English. Ruth Robbins introduces Wilde through a focus on his manipulations of genre and sets Wilde's life and work in its literary and cultural context.