Revising Wilde Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde by Sos Eltis - PDF and EPUB eBook

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A radical re-examination of Oscar Wilde's plays, Revising Wilde challenges long-established views of the writer as a...

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Exact title of the book
Revising Wilde Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde
Book author
Sos Eltis
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
240 pages
Language
English
Published
July 1st 1996 by OUP Oxford
File size (in PDF)
960 kB
Revising Wilde Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

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A radical re-examination of Oscar Wilde's plays, Revising Wilde challenges long-established views of the writer as a dilettante and dandy. Instead Wilde emerges as a serious philosopher and social critic who used his plays to subvert the traditional values of Victorian literature and society. Sos Eltis traces Wilde's painstaking revisions and redrafting of his plays, and uncovers Wilde's subtle methods of lampooning his conventional sources.

In the process Eltis discovers, concealed in successive versions, Wilde the anarchist, the socialist, and the feminist. Taking into account the most recent scholarship and criticism, this accessible study will be of interest to Wilde specialists and enthusiasts alike.