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thief of reason Oscar Wilde and modern Ireland by Richard Pine

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Published by Gill & Macmillan in Dublin .
Written in English



  • Ireland,
  • Ireland.


  • Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Homes and haunts -- Ireland.,
  • Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Influence.,
  • English literature -- Irish authors -- History and criticism.,
  • Authors, Irish -- 19th century -- Biography.,
  • Modernism (Literature) -- Ireland.,
  • Ireland -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.,
  • Ireland -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [457]-461) and index.

StatementRichard Pine.
SeriesGill"s studies in Irish literature
LC ClassificationsPR5823 .P63 1995b
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 478 p. ;
Number of Pages478
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL877481M
ISBN 100717119580
LC Control Number95164266

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