Oscar Wilde on Dress (ebook): Including –The Philosophy of Dress– by Oscar Wilde

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Including The Philosophy Of Dress by Oscar Wilde. The recent print version was the first this work had been for the first time it had been published in 128 Years, and in book form for the first time ever. Now this is the first ebook.The work now forms the centerpiece of this unique collection of Wilde's writings on dress. As a compendium this book also includes several rarely published period articles and letters by Wilde on dress and fashion, along with a related exchange of correspondence that forms an instructional discourse. In addition there are generously annotated and illustrated chapters that analyze the importance of dress in the historical context of the writing career of Oscar Wilde, and a comprehensive review of the influences, trends, characters and source material that informed the development of his dress philosophy.The whole constitutes a thorough examination of a previously overlooked aspect in the Wilde canon, which should prove to be of interest not only to Wildean scholars, but also to anyone who enjoys his style of writing. Oscar Wilde continues to be favorably reappraised as a one of the most culturally avant garde tastemakers of the late nineteenth century. In an ever fashion-conscious world it is fitting that the themes explored, like the author himself, are still relevant. In this respect the book will also be of historical value to fashion students, historians, and practitioners.
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About the author

John Cooper has spent 30 years in the study of Oscar Wilde. He is a long-standing member of the Oscar Wilde Society in London, a founding member of the Oscar Wilde Society of America, and a former manager of the Victorian Society In America. He has lectured on Wilde and is a contributor to academic journals including The Wildean and Oscholars. Online he is the author and editor of the noncommercial archive Oscar Wilde in America and moderator of the Oscar Wilde Internet discussion group at Yahoo. For the last 12 years he has specialized in new and unique research into Oscar Wilde in New York, where he conducts guided walking tours based on the visits of Oscar Wilde. In 2012 John rediscovered the essay The Philosophy Of Dress by Wilde that forms the centerpiece to this book.
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Publisher
CSM Press
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Published on
Aug 28, 2013
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Pages
201
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ISBN
9780989532716
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Design / Fashion
Design / Textile & Costume
Literary Collections / Essays
Literary Criticism / Books & Reading
Literary Criticism / Gay & Lesbian
Literary Criticism / General
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
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This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents of the complete works of Oscar Wilde, containing more than 150 works. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 – 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death. At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French in Paris but it was refused a licence. Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London. At the height of his fame and success, while his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), was still on stage in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, prosecuted for libel, a charge carrying a penalty of up to two years in prison. The trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with other men. After two more trials he was convicted and imprisoned for two years' hard labour. In 1897, in prison, he wrote De Profundis which was published in 1905, a long letter which discusses his spiritual journey through his trials, forming a dark counterpoint to his earlier philosophy of pleasure. Upon his release he left immediately for France, never to return to Ireland or Britain. There he wrote his last work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life. He died destitute in Paris at the age of forty-six. Content: The Plays: VERA, THE DUCHESS OF PADUA, LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN, A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, SALOMÉ, SALOME (English Version), AN IDEAL HUSBAND, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. The Poetry: more than 100 poems. The Novel: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, including THE REVISED 20 CHAPTER VERSION. The Short Stories: THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H., THE HAPPY PRINCE AND OTHER TALES, A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES, LORD ARTHUR SAVILE’S CRIME AND OTHER STORIES. The Non-Fiction: THE DECAY OF LYING, PEN, PENCIL AND POISON — A STUDY IN GREEN, THE CRITIC AS ARTIST, THE TRUTH OF MASKS, THE RISE OF HISTORICAL CRITICISM, THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE OF ART, HOUSE DECORATION, ART AND THE HANDICRAFTSMAN, LECTURE TO ART STUDENTS, LONDON MODELS, POEMS IN PROSE, THE SOUL OF MAN UNDER SOCIALISM, PHRASES AND PHILOSOPHIES FOR THE USE OF THE YOUNG, A FEW MAXIMS FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF THE OVER-EDUCATED, DE PROFUNDIS, OSCAR WILDE’S LETTER TO ROBERT BROWNING, PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA, THE DECORATIVE ARTS, THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, THE TRUTH OF MASKS. The Journalism: A HANDBOOK TO MARRIAGE, A RIDE THROUGH MOROCCO, ARISTOTLE AT AFTERNOON TEA, BALZAC IN ENGLISH, DINNERS AND DISHES, HAMLET AT THE LYCEUM, LONDON MODELS, MR MORRIS ON TAPESTRY, MR WHISTLER’S TEN O’CLOCK, MRS LANGTRY AS HESTER GRAZEBROOK, OLIVIA AT THE LYCEUM, THE AMERICAN INVASION, TWO BIOGRAPHIES OF KEATS, TWO LETTERS TO THE DAILY CHRONICLE, WOMAN’S DRESS. Apocrypha: TELENY.
The incomparable Oscar Wilde has delighted audiences for many, many years, and now you can enjoy his writing in its entirety on your eReading device. This is the COMPLETE WORKS of the great literary giant with bonus texts. (Current version: 5)

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Features:
* annotated with introductions to the plays, novel and other texts
* features many images relating to Wilde, his life and works
* illustrated with images of how the books first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Victorian texts
* ALL of the plays, with excellent formatting
* BOTH Wilde's original French version of 'Salome' and Lord Douglas' (his lover) translation in English - available in no other digital collection
* two rare unfinished plays
* ALL of the short stories with the original beautiful illustrations
* BOTH versions of 'Dorian Gray' - the original magazine version and the original book version with extra chapters, all with separate contents tables
* the COMPLETE poetry, with special Chronological and Alphabetical contents tables ñ find that special poem quickly!
* Every non-fiction essay - even the rare ones Wilde wrote in prison
* the rare erotic novel 'Teleny' attributed to Wilde, but now classed as apocryphal - judge for yourself - did Wilde have a hand in writing this rare text?
* ALL of the short stories and short story collections
* boasts three biographical works exploring Wilde's life, including the famous two volume OSCAR WILDE, HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS by FRANK HARRIS
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* features the complete and unabridged version of DE PROFUNDIS, often missed out of collections
* UPDATED with rare non-fiction texts
* UPDATED with a special Journalism section, featuring Wilde's reviews and articles

CONTENTS

The Plays
VERA
THE DUCHESS OF PADUA
LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
SALOM…
SALOME (ENGLISH VERSION)
AN IDEAL HUSBAND
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
LA SAINTE COURTISANE
A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY

The Poetry
THE COMPLETE POETRY IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
THE COMPLETE POETRY IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Novel
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
THE ORIGINAL 13 CHAPTER VERSION
THE REVISED 20 CHAPTER VERSION

The Short Stories
THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H.
THE HAPPY PRINCE AND OTHER TALES
THE HAPPY PRINCE
THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE
THE SELFISH GIANT
THE DEVOTED FRIEND
THE REMARKABLE ROCKET
A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES
THE YOUNG KING
THE BIRTHDAY OF THE INFANTA
THE FISHERMAN AND HIS SOUL
THE STAR-CHILD
LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME AND OTHER STORIES
LORD ARTHUR SAVILEíS CRIME
THE CANTERVILLE GHOST
THE SPHINX WITHOUT A SECRET
THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE

The Non-Fiction
THE DECAY OF LYING
PEN, PENCIL AND POISON ó A STUDY IN GREEN
THE CRITIC AS ARTIST
THE TRUTH OF MASKS
THE RISE OF HISTORICAL CRITICISM
THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE OF ART
HOUSE DECORATION
ART AND THE HANDICRAFTSMAN
LECTURE TO ART STUDENTS
LONDON MODELS
POEMS IN PROSE
THE SOUL OF MAN UNDER SOCIALISM
PHRASES AND PHILOSOPHIES FOR THE USE OF THE YOUNG
A FEW MAXIMS FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF THE OVER-EDUCATED
DE PROFUNDIS
OSCAR WILDE'S LETTER TO ROBERT BROWNING
PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA
THE DECORATIVE ARTS
THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
THE TRUTH OF MASKS

The Journalism
LIST OF ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

Apocrypha
TELENY

The Biographies
OSCAR WILDE, HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS BY FRANK HARRIS
MEMORIES OF OSCAR WILDE BY G. BERNARD SHAW
OSCAR WILDE: AN IDLER'S IMPRESSION BY EDGAR SALTUS
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