Lady Windermere s Fan

Lady Windermere s Fan Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780198121671
Year 1995
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press

This series presents students with a library of outstanding plays, many of which are otherwise unobtainable, or available only in out-of-date or unannotated editions. The texts are newly edited, with modernized spelling and punctuation where appropriate; and there are scholarly introductions and annotation. Oscar Wilde was already one of the best-known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s, and retain their power today. The social comedies, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, and An Ideal Husband, offer a moving as well as witty dissection of society and its morals, with a sharp focus on sexual politics. By contrast, the experimental, symbolist Salome, written originally in French, was banned for public performance by the English censor. Wilde's final dramatic triumph was his 'trivial' comedy for serious people, The Importance of Being Earnest, arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English.

Lady Windermere s Fan

Lady Windermere s Fan Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781681956374
Year 2016-03-17
Pages 87
Language en
Publisher Xist Publishing

Read the Enduring Oscar Wilde “I can resist anything except temptation.” Lady Windermere's Fan, Oscar Wilde Lady Windermere's FanA play full of misunderstandings and deceptions in the high society world of Victorian London. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This ebook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

A Preface to Oscar Wilde

A Preface to Oscar Wilde Author Anne Varty
ISBN-10 9781317892311
Year 2014-07-15
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Routledge

A Preface to Oscar Wilde provides a detailed study of the cultural, personal and political influences that shaped Wilde's writing. The study concentrates primarily on his fiction, critical dialogues and plays that were published between 1890 and 1895, and detailed accounts of Wilde's lesser known works such as his poetry, journalism and letters are also presented. The first section places his work in a variety of cultural contexts: Wilde's family life and his Irish inheritance are examined, the impact of his sexuality on his writing and reputation is considered, and a description is provided of how Wilde became a legendary figure in the arts. Major innovations and successes, such as The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest are related to avant garde movements of their day such as aestheticism, decadence, and symbolism. Reference sections provide supporting material such as a Wilde chronology, a glossary of terms and a bibliography for further study. Anne Varty sets out in this study to bring to life the work of Wilde, and to make his writing accessible to readers who are unfamiliar with his achievements. In so doing, she confronts the ethical drive of his work, and demonstrates the coherent evolution of his work from the aestheticism of the early poetry, through the sophisticated handling of theatre, to the dark self-scrutiny of autobiography. The comprehensive and accessible approach makes this a useful reference work to all who are studying Oscar Wilde, both at A Level and undergraduate level. The content will also appeal to the general reader who is seeking to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of Wilde's work.

The Lords of Windermere

The Lords of Windermere Author Ac Quinn
ISBN-10 9780595412174
Year 2006-11
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

"What's the matter, afraid he can't handle it?" Fabian glanced at him. He wasn't as restless as his friend. Leaning against the trunk of the tree, he folded his arms in front of him. Demetrius shook his head. "It isn't that," he said, pulling his sword out of the dirt. "He's headstrong. Not to mention, overconfident." He swung the blade a few more times. "It's an unfavorable combination," he added. "Does that remind you of anyone?" Fabian teased. "I'll admit I was arrogant at times, but I could always smell defeat. I was never quite as impulsive." Demetrius smiled sheepishly. He hadn't forgotten the times Fabian had rescued him before he met his demise. "Nicholas, well, he thinks he's invincible." He grew serious. "And Ayden's too trusting. He isn't perceptive of debauchery as his brothers. Then there's Lucian " He paused and laughed with subservient pride. "How righteous he is. But at times, he's impetuous, yet blameless. Especially, when he believes it's unjust. He surprises you." "They've matured since I last saw them," Fabian said with an affable chuckle. "They'll be all right, Demetrius." The duke gave a feeble smile as he returned his steel to the scabbard. It was exhausting, being a sentry at his age, but he had to continue for the sake of his sons.

Lady Windermere s Lover

Lady Windermere s Lover Author Miranda Neville
ISBN-10 9780062243331
Year 2014-06-24
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins

Hell hath no fury . . . Damian, Earl of Windermere, rues the day he drunkenly gambled away his family's estate and was forced into marriage to reclaim it. Now, after hiding out from his new bride for a year, Damian is finally called home, only to discover that his modest bride has become an alluring beauty—and rumor has it that she's taken a lover. Damian vows to keep his wife from straying again, but to do so he must seduce her—and protect his heart from falling for the wife he never knew he wanted. Lady Cynthia never aspired to be the subject of scandal. Lady Cynthia never aspired to be the subject of scandal. But with her husband off gallivanting across Persia, what was a lady to do? Flirting shamelessly with his former best friend seemed like the perfect revenge . . . except no matter how little Damian deserves her loyalty, Cynthia can't bring herself to be unfaithful. But now that the scoundrel has returned home, Cynthia isn't about to forgive his absence so easily—even if his presence stirs something in her she'd long thought dead and buried. He might win her heart . . . if he can earn her forgiveness!

That Summer at Windermere

That Summer at Windermere Author Elizabeth Baroody aka Christy Demaine
ISBN-10 9781490737393
Year 2014-05-23
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Trafford Publishing

Clellan Camfield, for the third summer, is teaching an art course at Windermere plantation during the six-week summer session. The plantation is owned by two brothers, Jonathan and Alex Graham, who are slowly going bankrupt. During the summer, they rent the house and grounds to Dr. Cary, a professor from New York who wants to buy the plantation to establish a year-round art school. Clellan and Jonathan are mutually attracted to each other, but because of the age difference, nothing has happened. Clellan’s roommate, Diana Phalen, who teaches pottery making, has had problems with Dr. Cary in New York this past spring. One night she sees Kenny Sullivan, Dr. Cary’s protégé, in a sexual encounter with an unseen partner. She receives a thousand-dollar payment from a mysterious source, and she asks Clellan to hide the money for her. Shortly thereafter, she is found hanging from the rafters in the barn, a suicide note nearby. Clellan does not believe it is suicide.

Verdic Bears Picnic

Verdic Bears Picnic Author Aileen Boyd-Otley
ISBN-10 9781843964278
Year 2016-10-10
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher Green Lady of Europe

The Verdi Bears Picnic is the first in Aileen Boyd-Otley's series of six books for children about the famous green bears of the Lake District. The books have a conservation message written into their plots and are about rural life in Cumbria.The Verdi Bears live in a small Lakeland village among human beings, in a house of their own and have human friends. The Verdi Bears have to eat green yogurt each day as well as the ordinary food eaten by human beings in order to keep a good green colour in their fur.The five Verdi Bears take their names from the beautiful lakes of the district. Old Man Coniston and Lady Windermere are the parents. The three young Verdi Bears are Grassmere, Buttermere and Bassy.

Oscar Wilde The Major Works

Oscar Wilde   The Major Works Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780191606304
Year 2000-07-06
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford

This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wilde's poetry and prose short stories, plays, critical dialogues and his only novel - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Oscar Wilde's dramatic private life has sometimes threatened to overshadow his great literary achievements. His talent was prodigious: the author of brilliant social comedies, fairy stories, critical dialogues, poems, and a novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. In addition to Dorian Gray, this volume represents all these genres, including such works as Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest, 'The Happy Prince', 'The Critic as Artist', and 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.