By: Oscar Wilde
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Intentions Initially published in 1891 when Wilde was at the peak of his writing career, these splendid articles on art, writing, literature, criticism, and society show the confident poseur's well-known mind and wide learning. The main representative of the English Esthetic development, Wilde promoted "art for art's sake" against critics who contended that art should dive into the morals of every human being. On each page of this assortment, the skilled artistic beautician splendidly exhibits not only the attributes of art are "distinction, charm, beauty, and imaginative power," in addition to that, criticism itself can be raised to a fine art having these very characteristics. In the initial article, Wilde regrets the " decay of Lying as an art, a science, and a social pleasure." He berates present-day artistic pragmatists like Henry James and Emile Zola for their " monstrous worship of facts" and smothering of the creative mind. What makes craftsmanship awesome, he says, is that it is "absolutely indifferent to fact, [art] invents, imagines, dreams, and keeps between herself and reality the impenetrable barrier of beautiful style, of decorative or ideal treatment. "The following article, "Pen, Pencil, and Poison," is an entrancing artistic enthusiasm for the existence of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, a gifted painter, art critic, classicist, fellow of Charles Lamb, and - a murderer.

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was a splendid creator and a dramatist. He was born in Dublin on 16 October 1854 to Sir William Wilde and his better half Jane. He started his schooling at Portora Royal School (1864-71), Trinity College, Dublin (1871-74), and Magdalen College, Oxford (1874-78). While he was studying at Oxford, his perceptions and understanding developed and he turned into a promoter for the good of 'Craftsmanship for Art'. After he graduated, he moved to Chelsea in London (1879) to lay out an abstract profession. In 1881, he distributed his first assortment of verses - poems that got blended into audits by pundits. On May 29, 1884, Oscar got married to Constance Lloyd's young girl named, Horace Lloyd. They together had two children, Cyril and Vyvyan. In 1888, copies of his writings got distributed like 'The Happy Prince', different other tales, and pixie stories that he wrote for his two children. Apart from writing, in Dublin, Wilde was known for composing plays. His first fruitful play was 'Lady Windermere's Fan' which opened in February 1892. He spent the remaining of his life traveling in Europe, spending time with his companions, and living in modest lodgings. He died due to cerebral meningitis on November 30, 1900.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 144 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9394973311
  • ISBN-13: 9789394973312
  • Item Weight: 172.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 8.32 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics, Literary Collections / Essays, Fiction / Literary