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Small, Ian

Overview
Works: 167 works in 431 publications in 1 language and 7,146 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Biography  Drama  Poetry  Bibliographies  Bibliography  Comedy plays  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Publishing director, Redactor, ed, Adapter
Classifications: PR5134, 822.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian Small
The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of Poems and Poems in Prose inaugurates the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. It provides texts of Wilde's one-hundred and nineteen poems and poems in prose, including twenty-one never published in his lifetime, together with the publishing history of each poem, and a detailed commentary on allusions and echoes, imagery, and points of biographical interest."--Publisher's description
The Aesthetes : a sourcebook by Ian Small( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde revalued : an essay on new materials & methods of research by Ian Small( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conditions for criticism : authority, knowledge, and literature in the late nineteenth century by Ian Small( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines changes in the practice of literary criticism in the 19th century and locates those changes within wider movements in British intellectual culture
The French Revolution and British culture( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete shorter fiction by Oscar Wilde( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the complete short fiction of nineteenth-century Irish author Oscar Wilde, including fairy tales, ghost stories, mysteries, and comedies of manners, and includes an introductory essay that examines Wilde's life and work
The Theory and practice of text-editing : essays in honour of James T. Boulton by Ian Small( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde : recent research : a supplement to "Oscar Wilde revalued" by Ian Small( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oscar Wilde: Recent Research updates and reconceptualizes the bibliographic objectives of the earlier Oscar Wilde Revalued. This new volume surveys research on Wilde from 1992 to 2000, but in a much more explicitly evaluative manner." "Oscar Wilde: Recent Research also contains sections devoted to sources and intertexts, to thematic studies, to essay collections, and to critical monographs which take Wilde as their sole subject. The book includes information about new research resources, and about manuscript discoveries and letters. It concludes with an extensive bibliography organized alphabetically and in terms of Wilde's works and an index of critics."--Jacket
Oscar Wilde's profession : writing and the culture industry in the late nineteenth century by Josephine M Guy( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A materialist account of Wilde's career as a writer, Oscar Wilde's Profession contests three widely held assumptions about his success: that there is a clear distinction between his life as a journalist and his artistic celebrity; that he was an aesthetic 'purist' in his attitude towards his own books; and that his career was driven largely by oppositional sexual or nationalist politics. The authors bring together evidence from the publishing trade, from Wilde's contracts and correspondence with publishers, and from documentation about his earnings (particularly the plays) to show that he always worked for money, but that he achieved far less financial success than is usually thought. Far from subverting the nascent consumerism of his time, he was thoroughly immersed in its values - in the commodification of culture in which books became product. At the same time, Oscar Wilde's Profession provides a uniquely detailed account of Wilde's processes of composition, springing from the re-examination of his writing practice currently being undertaken in the Oxford English Texts edition of his complete work. It surveys his writing practices across the whole of the oeuvre, and radically reinterprets the significance of his revision and 'plagiarism'."--Jacket
Lady Windermere's fan by Oscar Wilde( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play is a comedy of manners set in London, England. Convinced her husband is having an affair with a glamorous and slightly notorious older woman, young Lady Windermere turns her affections to amorous Lord Darlington, who is eager to encourage her suspicions about her husband's behavior
The Routledge concise history of nineteenth century literature by Josephine M Guy( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century Britain saw the rise of secularism, the development of a modern capitalist economy, multi-party democracy, and an explosive growth in technological, scientific and medical knowledge. It also witnessed the emergence of a mass literary culture which changed permanently the relationships between writers, readers and publishers. Focusing on the work of British and Irish authors, The Routledge Concise History of Nineteenth-Century Literature: yconsiders changes in literary forms, styles and genres, as well as in critical discourses yexamines literary movements such as Romanticism, Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism and Decadence yconsiders the work of a wide range of canonical and non-canonical writers ydiscusses the impact of gender studies, queer theory, postcolonialism and book history ycontains useful, student-friendly features such as explanatory text boxes, chapter summaries, a detailed glossary and suggestions for further reading. In their lucid and accessible manner, Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small provide readers with an understanding of the complexity and variety of nineteenth-century literary culture, as well as the historical conditions which produced it
Politics and value in English studies : a discipline in crisis? by Josephine M Guy( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current debate about the nature of English studies has questioned the status of English as a discipline. In this 1993 book, Josephine Guy and Ian Small set this so-called 'crisis in English' within the larger context of disciplinary knowledge. They examine the teaching of English and literary studies in the United States and Britain, and argue that the explicit attempt by some radical critics on both sides of the Atlantic to politicise the discipline has profound consequences for the nature of English studies. They describe the state of disciplinary knowledge, together with its social and philosophical preconditions; they analyse proposals for reform; and they discuss the ways in which these proposed reforms would affect the three main practices of the discipline - literary criticism, literary history and text-editing. In the process they demystify issues and arguments which have often in the past been obscured by jargon and polemic
Pater in the 1990s by Laurel Brake( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two society comedies by Oscar Wilde( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Woman of no importance by Oscar Wilde( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Woman of No Importance' fuses comedy of manners with high melodrama, a serious protest against gender inequality ornately framed with perfect witticisms. At Lady Hunstanton's country house party, the quips are dazzling and the company is impeccably sophisticated - but beneath the laconic wit of society's elite is brewing a turbulent drama of social double standards and sexual hypocrisy. Gerald Arbuthnot is a young man on the make, with an American heiress and the post of secretary to the brilliant but dissolute Lord Illingworth within his reach. But when he asks his mother to celebrate with them, it is discovered that Lord Illingworth is Gerald's father, who seduced and abandoned his mother twenty years earlier. Horrified to find her son singing the praises of her seducer, Mrs Arbuthnot refuses to allow Gerald to continue in his service, and Gerald must choose between his wronged mother and a glittering career. Oscar Wilde's society comedy was first staged at the Haymarket theatre in London in 1893
Studying Oscar Wilde : history, criticism, and myth by Josephine M Guy( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Studying Oscar Wilde: History, Criticism, & Myth takes issue with many assumptions current in Wilde scholarship. Professors Guy and Small are interested in the tension between Wilde's enduring popularity with the general reading public as a perennially witty entertainer and his status among academics as a complex, politicized writer attuned to the cultural and philosophical currents associated with modernity. A number of commonly held views are challenged." "To what extent is De Profundis autobiographical? How sophisticated is the learning exhibited in Intentions? In what ways are the society comedies "about" homosexuality?" "The volume also examines some of Wilde's lesser-known, unfinished works and scenarios, including The Cardinal of Avignon, La Sainte Courtisane, and A Florentine Tragedy (all printed as appendices), arguing that these "failed" works provide important insight into the reasons for Wilde's popular success." "Guy and Small have authored numerous articles and books on Wilde. This new book will be a must read for scholars, but it is also written in a jargon-free language that speaks to the wider audience of readers who enjoy Oscar Wilde."--Jacket
Studies in Anglo-French cultural relations : imagining France by Ceri Crossley( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The textual condition of Nineteenth-Century literature by Josephine M Guy( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this important new book, Guy and Small develop a new account of literary creativity in the late nineteenth century, one that combines concepts generated by text-theorists concerning the embodied nature of textuality with the empirical insights of text-editors and book historians. Through these developments, which the authors term the 'textual turn, ' this study examines the textual condition of nineteenth-century literature. The authors explore works by Dickens, Wilde, Hardy, Yeats, Swinburne, FitzGerald, Pater, Arnold, Pinero and Shaw, connecting questions about what a work textually 'is' w
Marius the Epicurean, his sensations and ideas by Walter Pater( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the Second Century, A.D., against the backdrop of a Roman Empire on the verge of decline, Marius the Epicurean is the story of the philosophical and spiritual development of Marius, a young Italian serving as amanuensis to the great emperor Marcus Aurelius, Marius explores the various systems of philosophy in search of an elusive vision of love, moving from Epicureanism to Cyrenaicism and finally Stoicism before finding what he had sougnt in the terrible beauty of Christian martyrdom."
The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The complete works of Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde revalued : an essay on new materials & methods of researchConditions for criticism : authority, knowledge, and literature in the late nineteenth centuryComplete shorter fictionThe Theory and practice of text-editing : essays in honour of James T. BoultonOscar Wilde : recent research : a supplement to "Oscar Wilde revalued"Oscar Wilde's profession : writing and the culture industry in the late nineteenth centuryLady Windermere's fanThe Routledge concise history of nineteenth century literature
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English (224)