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Oscar Wilde

Playwright, Novelist (16-Oct-1854 — 30-Nov-1900)


Bruce Bashford. Oscar Wilde: The Critic as Humanist. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1999. 197pp.

Karl E. Beckson (editor). Oscar Wilde: The Critical Heritage. Routledge. 1970. 434pp.

Karl E. Beckson. The Oscar Wilde Encyclopedia. AMS Press. 1998. 456pp.

Barbara Belford. Oscar Wilde: A Certain Genius. Random House. 1999. 400pp.

Joseph Bristow (editor). Wilde Writings: Contextual Conditions. University of Toronto Press. 2003. 334pp.

Julia Prewitt Brown. Cosmopolitan Criticism: Oscar Wilde's Philosophy of Art. University of Virginia Press. 1999. 157pp.

J. Edward Chamberlin. Ripe was the Drowsy Hour: The Age of Oscar Wilde. New York: Seabury Press. 1977. 222pp.

Lawrence Danson. Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in His Criticism. Oxford University Press. 1997. 198pp.

Lord Alfred Douglas. Oscar Wilde: A Summing-Up. Richards Press. 1950. 140pp.

Katherine Brown Downey. Perverse Midrash: Oscar Wilde, André Gide, and Censorship of Biblical Drama. Continuum International Publishing Group. 2004. 180pp.

Linda Dryden. The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles: Stevenson, Wilde and Wells. Macmillan. 2003. 220pp.

Richard Ellmann. Four Dubliners: Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce and Samuel Becket. New York: George Braziller. 1987.

Richard Ellmann. Oscar Wilde. London: Hamish Hamilton. 1987. 632pp.

Richard Ellmann (editor). Oscar Wilde: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice-Hall. 1969. 180pp.

Donald H. Ericksen. Oscar Wilde. Twayne. 1977. 175pp.

St. John Ervine. Oscar Wilde: A Present Time Appraisal. London: George Allen & Unwin. 1951. 336pp.

Martin Fido. Oscar Wilde. Viking Press. 1973. 144pp.

Michael S. Foldy. The Trials of Oscar Wilde: Deviance, Morality, and Late-Victorian Society. Yale University Press. 1997. 206pp.

Nicholas Frankel. Oscar Wilde's Decorated Books. University of Michigan Press. 2000. 222pp.

Jonathan Fryer. Andre and Oscar: The Literary Friendship of Andre Gide and Oscar Wilde. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1998. 254pp.

Jonathan Fryer. Robbie Ross: Oscar Wilde's True Love. London: Constable Robinson. 2000. 278pp.

Regenia Gagnier. Idylls of the Marketplace: Oscar Wilde and the Victorian Public. Stanford University Press. 1986. 255pp.

Michael Patrick Gillespie. Oscar Wilde and the Poetics of Ambiguity. University Press of Florida. 1996. 204pp.

Josephine M. Guy; Ian Small. Studying Oscar Wilde: History, Criticism, and Myth. ELT Press. 2006. 232pp.

Merlin Holland; Rupert Hart-Davis (editors). The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde. Fourth Estate. 2000. 1270pp.

Patrick M. Horan. The Importance of Being Paradoxical: Maternal Presence in the Works of Oscar Wilde. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1997. 144pp.

H. Montgomery Hyde. Oscar Wilde: A Biography. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. 1975. 410pp.

H. Montgomery Hyde. Oscar Wilde: The Aftermath. New York: Farrar Straus. 1963.

H. Montgomery Hyde (editor). The Trials of Oscar Wilde. William Hodge and Company. 1948. 384pp.

Philippe Jullian. Oscar Wilde. Viking Press. 1969. 420pp.

Melissa Knox. Oscar Wilde in the 1990s: The Critic as Creator. Camden House. 2001. 206pp.

Norbert Kohl. Translated by David Henry Wilson. Oscar Wilde: The Works of a Conformist Rebel. Cambridge University Press. 1989. 439pp.

Louis Kronenberger. Oscar Wilde. Little, Brown. 1976. 236pp.

Jerusha McCormack (editor). Wilde: The Irishman. Yale University Press. 1998. 205pp.

Neil McKenna. The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde: An Intimate Biography. London: Century. 2003. 535pp.

E. H. Mikhail (editor). Oscar Wilde: Interviews and Recollections. Barnes & Noble. 1979. (2 vols.) 255pp. + 245pp.

Christopher Sclater Millard. Bibliography of Oscar Wilde. T. W. Laurie. 1914. 605pp.

Robert Keith Miller. Oscar Wilde. Ungar. 1984. 167pp.

Sheridan Morley. Oscar Wilde. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1976. 160pp.

Jeff Nunokawa. Tame Passions of Wilde: The Styles of Manageable Desire. Princeton University Press. 2003. 164pp.

Vincent O'Sullivan. Aspects of Wilde. Henry Holt. 1936. 213pp.

Joseph Pearce. The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde. London: HarperCollins. 2000. 301pp.

Hesketh Pearson. Oscar Wilde: His Life and Wit. New York and London: Harper & Brothers. 1946. 345pp.

Peter Raby. Oscar Wilde. Cambridge University Press. 1988. 164pp.

Peter Raby (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde. Cambridge University Press. 1997. 307pp.

Arthur Ransome. Oscar Wilde: A Critical Study. London: Martin Secker. 1912. 212pp.

Neil Sammells. Wilde Style: The Plays and Prose of Oscar Wilde. Longman. 2000. 143pp.

Epifanio San Juan. The Art of Oscar Wilde. Princeton University Press. 1967. 238pp.

Gary Schmidgall. The Stranger Wilde: Interpreting Oscar. E. P. Dutton. 1994.

Robert Harborough Sherard. The Life of Oscar Wilde. New York: Mitchell Kennerley. 1906. 470pp.

Alan Sinfield. The Wilde Century: Effeminacy, Oscar Wilde, and the Queer Movement. Columbia University Press. 1994. 216pp.

John Sloan. Oscar Wilde. Oxford University Press. 2003. 225pp.

John Stokes. Oscar Wilde: Myths, Miracles, and Imitations. Cambridge University Press. 1996. 216pp.

Marvin J. Taylor; Carolyn Dever (editors). Reading Wilde: Querying Spaces. NYU Press. 1995. 92pp.

Guy Willoughby. Art and Christhood: The Aesthetics of Oscar Wilde. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1993. 170pp.

Frances Winwar. Oscar Wilde and the Yellow 'Nineties. New York and London: Harper and Brothers. 1940. 381pp.

Julia Wood. Resurrection of Oscar Wilde: A Cultural Afterlife. Lutterworth Press. 2007. 168pp.

George Woodcock. The Paradox of Oscar Wilde. London: T. V. Boardman & Co.. 1949. 239pp.

Katharine Worth. Oscar Wilde. Grove Press. 1984. 199pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1557)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.254)

  9. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.407)

  10. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.211)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1115)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.515)

  13. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.917)

  14. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (pp.553-55)

  15. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.549)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.27)

  17. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.487)

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