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In Praise of Disobedience: The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings

Author: Wilde, Oscar
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 336
Pub Date: 13/11/2018
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781788730334
Availability: In stock
Quick overview Works of Wilde's annus mirabilis of 1891 in one volume, with an introduction by renowned British playwright.
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In Praise of Disobedience draw on works from a single miraculous year in which Oscar Wilde published the larger part of his greatest works in prose the year he came into maturity as an artist. Before the end of 1891, he had written the first of his phenomenally successful plays and met the young man who would win his heart, beginning the love affair that would lead to imprisonment and public infamy. In a witty introduction, playwright, novelist and Wilde scholar Neil Bartlett explains what made this point in the writer's life central to his genius and why Wilde remains a provocative and radical figure to this day. Included here are the entirety of Wilde's foray into political philosophy, The Soul of Man Under Socialism; the complete essay collection Intentions; selections from The Portrait of Dorian Gray as well as its paradoxical and scandalous preface; and some of Wilde's greatest fictions for children. Each selection is accompanied by stimulating and enlightening annotations. A delight for fans of Oscar Wilde, In Praise of Disobedience will revitalize an often misunderstood legacy.

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