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Oscar Wilde and the Radical Politics of the Fin de Siécle

Deaglán Ó Donghaile


Oscar Wilde’s political identity informed his literary writings, which were motivated by his revolutionary outlook as much as they were driven by his Paterian “passion for sensations”. Addressing his radical engagements with anarchism, socialism and anticolonial thought, this monograph provides a new interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s aestheticism and of his major works by emphasising the importance of progressive politics to his positioning and self-identification within late Victorian literary culture. Consisting of previously unpublished material, it provides a politicised and historicised acc ... More

Keywords: Oscar Wilde, aestheticism, ideology, fin-de-siècle, politics, anarchism, Irish republicanism, Fenianism, Ireland, anticolonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474459433
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459433.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deaglán Ó Donghaile, author
Liverpool John Moores University