Oscar: A Life [Audiobook] download free by Matthew Sturgis

Oscar: A Life Audiobook download free by Matthew Sturgis
  • Listen audiobook: Oscar: A Life
  • Author: Matthew Sturgis
  • Release date: 2018/12/11
  • Publisher: HEAD OF ZEUS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781788545976
  • Rating: 9.16 of 10
  • Votes: 868
  • Review by: Antonio Wahl
  • Review rating: 8.51 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/17
  • Duration: 8H13M31S in 256 kbps (131.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-16
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: FLAC, MPEG4, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, Apple Lossless (compression ZIP, AZW4, GZ, RAR, LHA)
  • Total pages original book: 656
  • Includes a PDF summary of 61 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 48M7S (12.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Simply the best modern biography of Wilde ... A terrific achievement' Evening Standard. 'Page-turning ... Vivid and desperately moving. However much you think you know Wilde, this book will absorb and entertain you' The Sunday Times. 'Wonderfully exciting ... Sturgis's great achievement is to take on board his great flurry of contradictions' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday. '[Sturgis] is a tremendous orchestrator of material, fastidious, unhurried, indefatigable' Observer. 'Oscar Wilde is more fashionable than ever ... Sturgis's account of the hearing at the Old Bailey is as gripping as it is grim' Guardian. Oscar Wilde's life - like his wit - was alive with paradox. He was both an early exponent and a victim of 'celebrity culture': famous for being famous, he was lauded and ridiculed in equal measure. His achievements were frequently downplayed, his successes resented. He had a genius for comedy but strove to write tragedies. He was an unabashed snob who nevertheless delighted in exposing the faults of society. He affected a dandified disdain but was prone to great acts of kindness. Although happily married, he became a passionate lover of men and - at the very peak of his success - brought disaster upon himself. He disparaged authority, yet went to the law to defend his love for Lord Alfred Douglas. Having delighted in fashionable throngs, Wilde died almost alone: barely a dozen people were at his graveside. Yet despite this ruinous end, Wilde's star continues to shine brightly. His was a life of quite extraordinary drama. Above all, his flamboyant refusal to conform to the social and sexual orthodoxies of his day make him a hero and an inspiration to all who seek to challenge convention. In the first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years, Matthew Sturgis draws on a wealth of new material and fresh research to place the man firmly in the context of his times. He brings alive the distinctive mood and characters of the fin de siecle in the richest and most compelling portrait of Wilde to date.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: British & Irish History, Biography: Literary, Biography: Historical, Political & Military
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 40.22 USD
  • Dimensions: 153x234x66mm
  • Weight: 1,178g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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