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Published by Hamish Hamilton in London .
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  • Wilde, Oscar, -- 1854-1900 -- In literature.

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    StatementPeter Ackroyd.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination185 p. ;
    Number of Pages185
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16572895M
    ISBN 100241109647


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last testament of Oscar Wilde by Peter Ackroyd Download PDF EPUB FB2

Peter Ackroyd: The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. A fairly straightforward fictionalised account of Oscar Wildes last year, after he had been released from Reading Gaol and gone into exile in Paris. Ackroyd calls it a last testament but it is really Wildes musing about his life and what went wrong.

They failed to understand him as an. Peter Ackroyd, quote from The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde One can forgive Shakespeare anything, except one's own bad lines.

But just as my philosophy had ceased to interest me as soon as it was formulated into a set of principles so, when I saw myself being imitated, I realised at once what an incubus my aesthetic personality. The last testament of Oscar Wilde Peter Ackroyd. ; 20cm.

Originally published: London: Hamilton, Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. Synopsis Oscar Wilde never wrote a last testament during his isolation in Paris.

This book takes the known facts about Oscar Wilde and converts them into a fictional portrait of the artist and memoir of a life of great contrast - a career which ended with a catastrophic fall from public favour5(16).

Buy The Last Testament Of Oscar Wilde (Abacus Books) New by Ackroyd, Peter (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders5(17). Oscar Wilde The author and his work Oscar Wilde, the Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and critic, was born in Dublin on October 16th, At that time Ireland belonged to, and was ruled by, Britain.

Wildes parents were part of the Protestant ruling class in Ireland, rather than the mostly Catholic native Irish people. Oscars. Book review: The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde by Peter Ackroyd.

This book has taken me slightly longer to read than the others, but by no means is that a disparagement on the quality of the writing, which is, quite frankly, beautiful.

Its simply a Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. In The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (), his work takes on an autobiographical form in his account of Wilde's final years.

He was widely praised for his believable imitation of Wilde's style. He was awarded the British Whitbread Award for biography in of T. Eliot, and the Whitbread Award for fiction in for his novel Hawksmoor. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (Abacus Books) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users5.

A great book, fairly short, which displays all Peter Ackroyd's skills as a novelist and his unerring ability to capture a narrative voice and have it appear utterly authentic.

I am a fan of both Oscar Wilde and of the author and had often tried to imagine how Wilde must have felt post-trial which is the subject matter of 'The Last Testament'5(12). The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde by Ackroyd, Peter and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Books, Comics Magazines Books; Share - The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde by Peter Ackroyd (Hardcover, ) The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde by Peter Ackroyd (Hardcover, ) Be the first to write a review.

About this product. In The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (), his work takes on an autobiographical form in his account of Wilde's final years. He was widely praised for his believable imitation of Wilde's style.

He was awarded the British Whitbread Award for biography in of T. Eliot, and the Whitbread Award for fiction in for his novel Hawksmoor. 45(9). Books Antiquarian Collectible.

Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab. ACKROYD, Peter. The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. Hamish Hamilton. 8vo.original cloth with dust wrapper.

Slight browning to the margins of the text-block as usual, a near fine edition signed by the author. Oscar Wilde was born in October in Dublin.

His father was a doctor, his mother a poet. After attending Trinity College in Dublin and Magdalen College in Oxford, Wilde embarked on a career as a poet, quickly establishing himself as a leading figure in what became known as the aesthetic movement, a theory of art and literature advocating the pursuit of beauty for its own sake.

Kessinger Publishing, pages, Wilde's friend and colleague Frank Harris wrote this, one of the first biographies of Wilde, in Harris was writing the book while many untrue rumors.

Last Updated onby eNotes Editorial. Word Count: Oscar Wilde wrote in a number of literary forms. His earliest works were poems published in. Answer (1 of 2): Oscar Wilde wrote many books, but only one was a novel.

The rest were plays and collections of poetry, short stories, and letters. Here are some of Wilde's most famous works:The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray is Wildes only novel, and was first published in a magazine in A year later, it was released as a novel.

53, books; Search results for: Oscar Wilde. Truly Wilde The Unsettling Story Of Dolly Wilde Oscar's Unusual Niece. By: Joan Schenkar. Oscar Wilde. By: Richard Ellmann. Oscar Wilde's De Profundis.

By: Oscar Wilde. The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. By: Peter Ackroyd. The Secret Life Of Oscar Wilde. By: Neil McKenna. Oscar Wilde Short Stories. Oscar Wilde was born in in Dublin, Ireland to prominent intellectuals William Wilde and Lady Jane Francesca Wilde. Though they were not aristocrats, the Wildes were well-off and provided Oscar with a fine education.

Oscar was especially influenced by his mother, a brilliantly witty raconteur, and, as a child, he was frequently invited to. O ne day during the summer of Oscar Wilde visited a renowned fortune-teller, Mrs Robinson, the Sibyl of Mortimer Street, who saw a brilliant life for him up to a certain point.

Picture of Dorian Gray by Wilde, Oscar and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Skip to main content. The Oscar Wilde Quotation Book. Wilde, Oscar. Published by Robert Hale Ltd, ISBN. Wilde was born of professional and literary parents.

His father, Sir William Wilde, was Irelands leading ear and eye surgeon, who also published books on archaeology, folklore, and the satirist Jonathan mother, who wrote under the name Speranza, was a revolutionary poet and an authority on Celtic myth and folklore.

After attending Portora Royal School, Enniskillen (   Oscar Wilde had one of literary history's mostexplosive love affairs with Lord Alfred "Bosie"Douglas.

InBosie's father, the Marquessof Queensberry, delivered a note to the Albemarle Clubaddressed to "Oscar Wilde posing as sodomite. " WithBosie's encouragement, Wilde sued the Marquess forlibel. Richard Ellman won the Pulitzer for his work on Oscar Wilde, and with good reason: it's not only the definitive look at the Irish poet, playwright, critic, and martyr, but it's also a ripping good read.

Wilde was a movie star in a time before movies, a tabloid staple, and a constant bestseller, and Ellmann makes him -- and his work -- come alive5(8).

Oscar Wilde's Last Stand by Philip Hoare: Oscar Wilde's London by Wolf von Eckardt: Oscar Wilde's The importance of being earnest by Harold Bloom: Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions) by Oscar Wilde: Oscar Wilde-ABC.

by Hans-Christian Oeser: Oscar Wilde: by Sally Brown: Oscar Wilde: A Certain. Everett has clearly been influenced by David Hares stage play The Judas Kiss, in which Everett played Wilde, and also perhaps by Peter Ackroyds novel The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. "From Wilde to Oscar: A Study in Person in Peter Ackroyds The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (), C.

Robert Holloways The Unauthorized Letters of Oscar Wilde () and Merlin Hollands Coffee with Oscar Wilde ()" more. You want to emulate the writing style of Oscar Wilde. Hed be one of my choices, because if I went for Shakespeare, people would tell me to knock it off and get a life.

Start with some Oscar Wilde quotes: There is only one thing in the world wor. The Portrait of Mr W. (Alma Classics) by Oscar Wilde Book The Fast Free.

Free shipping. Peter Ackroyd THE LAST TESTAMENT OF OSCAR WILDE 1st Edition Thus 1st Printing. shipping: shipping. Portrait of Mr.Paperback by Wilde, Oscar Seller Rating: positive. Wilde's Salome has often been made into a film, notably a silent film, Salome, starring Alla Nazimova in the title role and a Ken Russell play-within-a-film treatment, Salome's Last Dance, which also includes Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas as characters.

Steven Berkoff filmed his stage version of the play in Not Just Jane Eyre - Page 8. show list info. Books that have a name somewhere in the title.

Not necessarily eponymous - for example Adolf Hitler is definitely not the main character in Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall. users 1, views. made by Cait. Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane.

Oscar's mother, Lady Jane Francesca Wilde (), was a successful poet and journalist. She wrote patriotic Irish verse under the pseudonym "Speranza". Oscar's father, Sir William Wilde ( - ), was a leading ear and eye surgeon, a renowned philanthropist and gifted writer, who wrote books on. A celebrated 19th century Irish writer, Oscar Wildes poems, stories, and plays, have earned him dedicated fans the world over.

During his own era he was one of Londons most popular playwrights, and today his most famous works remain household names.

Remembered as much for his imprisonment for homosexuality and early death, as for his literary talent, Wilde cuts a fascinating.

Obviously some I have enjoyed more than others, but I have only included books I have finished. I will give anything a go and have tried to read things that reflect lives, cultures and beliefs that differ from my own, as well as comfy reads.

The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (Peter Ackroyd) The Last Time They Met (Anita Shreve)   Peter Ackroyd is an English biographer, novelist and critic with a particular interest in the history and culture of London. For his novels about English history and culture and his biographies of, among others, William Blake, Charles Dickens, T.

Eliot and Sir Thomas More, he won the Somerset Maugham Award and two Whitbread Awards. General Search Information. The search results are determined by the combination of information entered into the search fields. The more information you enter, the fewer search results that will be returned.

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