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The Soul Of Man Under Socialism And Selected Critical Prose

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Author: Wilde, Oscar
ISBN: 9780140433876
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2001
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm x 20mm
Format: Paperback / softback

Selection includes The Portrait of Mr W.H., Wilde’s defence of Dorian Gray, reviews, and the writings from ‘Intentions’ (1891)- ‘The Decay of Lying, ‘Pen, Pencil, Poison’, and ‘The Critic as Artist’. Wilde is familiar to us as the ironic critic behind the social comedies, as the creator of the beautiful and doomed Dorian Gray, as the flamboyant aesthete and the demonised homosexual. This volume presents us with a different Wilde. Wilde emerges here as a deep and serious reader of literature and philosophy, and an eloquent and original thinker about society and art.