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Published: 01 February 2001

328 Pages | 16 halftones & line illus

ISBN: 9780198187288

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Oscar Wilde's Profession

Writing and the Culture Industry in the Late Nineteenth Century

Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small

  • Uses the evidence of letters, contracts, and publishing documents to explore Wilde's relations with his publishers and his public and to show how thoroughly he was a professional writer.
  • Through close examination of his texts reveals Wilde's habits of composition, revision, and 'plagiarism'