The Duchess Of Padua

By: Oscar Wilde
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Duchess of Padua' is a play by Oscar Wilde. It is a five-act sensational tragedy set in Padua and written in a blank verse. It was composed for the female actor Mary Anderson in mid-1883 while in Paris. After she turned it down, it was deserted until its first-ever performance at the Broadway Theater in New York under the title 'Guido Ferranti' on 26 January 1891, where it ran for a long time. It has been seldom performed or studied. Guido gets a notice to meet a man in Padua concerning something concerning his parentage. When he shows up in Padua he is persuaded by a man named, Moranzone, to forsake his only friend, Ascanio, to destine himself to vindicate his father's murder committed by Simone Gesso, the Duke of Padua. Over the play, Guido observes he has become hopelessly enamored with Beatrice, the title character, and trusts his affection for her, an adoration which she returns. While heading to the bed-chamber, Guido comes across Beatrice, who herself killed the Duke so she may accompany Guido. Guido is dismayed at the transgression committed for his sake and leaves Beatrice, assuring that their affection has been spoilt. She runs away and when she comes across certain gatekeepers, she asserts that Guido killed the Duke.

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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: 96 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9394973591
  • ISBN-13: 9789394973596
  • Item Weight: 115.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 5.74 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics, Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors), Literary Criticism / Drama