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Published: 06 August 2021 (Estimated)

624 Pages


ISBN: 9780198870296

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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Volume XI Plays 4: Vera; or The Nihilist and Lady Windermere's Fan

Josephine M. Guy

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

  • Presents the reconstructed performance texts for each play
  • The first edition to provide a full textual collation of all extant manuscripts, typescripts, and authoritative printed texts
  • Sheds new light on how each play was composed and then modified for staging, as well as the role of 'other hands' in these processes
  • The first study to identify the range of other Nihilist themed works in circulation in late 19th-century culture and to which Vera is compared
  • Provides a comprehensive description of the rules of contemporary etiquette upon which Lady Windermere's Fan relies