Reviews

Oscar WILDE (1854 - 1900)

Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would have preferred to forget. As a matter of fact, I believe this volume will prove of unusual interest; some of the reviews are curiously prophetic; some are, of course, biassed by prejudice hostile or friendly; others are conceived in the author’s wittiest and happiest vein; only a few are colourless. And if, according to Lord Beaconsfield, the verdict of a continental nation may be regarded as that of posterity, Wilde is a much greater force in our literature than even friendly contemporaries ever supposed he would become.

It should be remembered, however, that at the time when most of these reviews were written Wilde had published scarcely any of the works by which his name has become famous in Europe, though the protagonist of the æsthetic movement was a well-known figure in Paris and London. (Summary from Introduction by Robert Ross)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prologue and Introduction braindouche
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Play 01 Dinners and Dishes J. M. Smallheer
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Play 02 A Modern Epic Patti Brugman
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Play 03 Shakespeare on Scenery J. M. Smallheer
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Play 04 A Bevy of Poets Patti Brugman
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Play 05 Parnassus Versus Philology Gesine
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Play 06 Hamlet at the Lyceum John Rose
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Play 07 Two New Novels (May 15, 1885) John Rose
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Play 08 Henry the Fourth at Oxford John Rose
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Play 09 Modern Greek Poetry John Rose
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Play 10 Olivia at the Lyceum John Rose
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Play 11 As You Like It at Coombe House Patti Brugman
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Play 12 A Handbook to Marriage Cori Samuel
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Play 13 Half-Hours with the Worst Authors Patti Brugman
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Play 14 One of Mr. Conway's Remainders Patti Brugman
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Play 15 To Read or Not to Read J. M. Smallheer
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Play 16 Twelfth Night at Oxford Patti Brugman
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Play 17 The Letters of a Great Woman J. M. Smallheer
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Play 18 News from Parnassus John Rose
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Play 19 Some Novels Tim Bulkeley
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Play 20 A Literary Pilgrim Philippa Willitts
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Play 21 Béranger in England Carl Manchester
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Play 22 The Poetry of the People Kevin McAsh
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Play 23 The Cenci Cori Samuel
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Play 24 Helena in Troas Karen Savage
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Play 25 Pleasing and Prattling Cori Samuel
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Play 26 Balzac in English Ezwa
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Play 27 Two New Novels (Sept. 16, 1880) Cori Samuel
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Play 28 Ben Jonson Cori Samuel
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Play 29 The Poets' Corner--I Cori Samuel
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Play 30 A Ride Through Morrocco Cori Samuel
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Play 31 The Children of the Poets Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 32 New Novels (October 28, 1886) John Rose
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Play 33 A Politician's Poetry John Rose
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Play 34 Mr. Symonds' History of the Renaissance cricket
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Play 35 A 'Jolly' Art Critic John Rose
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Play 36 A Sentimental Journey Through Literature Lizzie Driver
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Play 37 Common-Sense in Art Kevin McAsh
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Play 38 Miner and Minor Poets Lizzie Driver
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Play 39 A New Calendar Sarah Jennings
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Play 40 The Poets' Corner--II Carl Manchester
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Play 41 Great Writers by Little Men Karen Savage
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Play 42 A New Book on Dickens Kirsten Ferreri
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Play 43 Our Book-Shelf Carl Manchester
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Play 44 A Cheap Edition of a Great Man Karen Savage
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Play 45 Mr. Morris's Odyssey Karen Savage
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Play 46 A Batch of Novels Robin Cotter
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Play 47 Some Novels Robin Cotter
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Play 48 The Poets' Corner--III Robin Cotter
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Play 49 Mr. Pater's Imaginary Portraits Robin Cotter
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Play 50 A Good Historical Novel Robin Cotter
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Play 51 New Novels (August 20, 1887) Robin Cotter
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Play 52 Two Biographies of Keats Leon Mire
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Play 53 A Scotchman on Scottish Poetry Karen Savage
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Play 54 Literary and Other Notes--I Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 55 Mr. Mahaffy's New Book Lizzie Driver
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Play 56 Mr. Morris's Completion of the Odyssey Karen Savage
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Play 57 Sir Charles Bowen's Virgil Karen Savage
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Play 58 Literary and Other Notes--II cricket
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Play 59 Aristotle at Afternoon Tea Stoker Lyceum
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Play 60 Early Christian Art in Ireland Kirsten Ferreri
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Play 61 Literary and Other Notes--III Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 62 The Poets' Corner--IV Philippa Willitts
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Play 63 Literary and Other Notes--IV Lizzie Driver
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Play 64 The Poets' Corner--V RedToby
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Play 65 Venus or Victory Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 66 Literary and Other Notes--V Anna Simon
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Play 67 The Poets' Corner--VI RedToby
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Play 68 M. Caro on George Sand Sandra in Wales, United Kingdom
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Play 69 The Poets' Corner--VII RedToby
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Play 70 A Fascinating Book Sarah Jennings
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Play 71 The Poets' Corner--VIII Philippa Willitts
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Play 72 A Note on Some Modern Poets cricket
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Play 73 Sir Edwin Arnold's Last Volume Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 74 Australian Poets Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 75 Some Literary Notes--I Anna Simon
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Play 76 Poetry and Prison Christian Pecaut
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Play 77 The Gospel According to Walt Whitman Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 78 The New President Carl Manchester
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Play 79 Some Literary Notes--II cricket
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Play 80 One of the Bibles of the World Leon Mire
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Play 81 Poetical Socialists Carl Manchester
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Play 82 Mr. Brander Matthews' Essays J. M. Smallheer
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Play 83 Some Literary Notes--III cricket
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Play 84 Mr. William Morris's Last Book Greg Elmensdorp
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Play 85 Adam Lindsay Gordon Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 86 The Poets' Corner--IX Philippa Willitts
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Play 87 Some Literary Notes--IV Kirsten Ferreri
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Play 88 Mr. Froude's Blue-Book J. M. Smallheer
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Play 89 Some Literary Notes--V cricket
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Play 90 Ouida's New Novel Lizzie Driver
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Play 91 Some Literary Notes--VI Gesine
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Play 92 A Thought-Reader's Novel Anna Simon
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Play 93 The Poets' Corner--X rachelellen
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Play 94 Mr. Swinburne's Last Volume rachelellen
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Play 95 Three New Poets rachelellen
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Play 96 A Chinese Sage Leon Mire
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Play 97 Mr. Pater's Last Volume spiritualbeing
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Play 98 Primavera Karen Savage
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Play 99 Index of Authors and Books Reviewed Cori Samuel
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