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  • Title: The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde
  • Author: Peter Ackroyd
  • ISBN: 9780349100593
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback

  • The novel is written in the form of a diary which Oscar Wilde was writing in Paris in 1900, up to his death The diary itself is completely fictional, as is the detail contained, although the events and most of the characters such as the characters of Lord Alfred Douglas, Robert Ross and the Earl of Rosebery and his incarceration, at Pentonville, later Reading are real.The novel is written in the form of a diary which Oscar Wilde was writing in Paris in 1900, up to his death The diary itself is completely fictional, as is the detail contained, although the events and most of the characters such as the characters of Lord Alfred Douglas, Robert Ross and the Earl of Rosebery and his incarceration, at Pentonville, later Reading are real In this diary he looks back at his life, writing, and ruin through trial and jail Included are fairy tales much like those Wilde wrote, although again these are wholly Ackroyd s invention.
    Peter Ackroyd
    Peter Ackroyd CBE is an English novelist and biographer with a particular interest in the history and culture of London.Peter Ackroyd s mother worked in the personnel department of an engineering firm, his father having left the family home when Ackroyd was a baby He was reading newspapers by the age of 5 and, at 9, wrote a play about Guy Fawkes Reputedly, he first realized he was gay at the age of 7.Ackroyd was educated at St Benedict s, Ealing and at Clare College, Cambridge, from which he graduated with a double first in English In 1972, he was a Mellon Fellow at Yale University in the United States The result of this fellowship was Ackroyd s Notes for a New Culture, written when he was only 22 and eventually published in 1976 The title, a playful echo of T S Eliot s Notes Towards the Definition of Culture 1948 , was an early indication of Ackroyd s penchant for creatively exploring and reexamining the works of other London based writers.Ackroyd s literary career began with poetry, including such works as London Lickpenny 1973 and The Diversions of Purley 1987 He later moved into fiction and has become an acclaimed author, winning the 1998 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for the biography Thomas More and being shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1987.Ackroyd worked at The Spectator magazine between 1973 and 1977 and became joint managing editor in 1978 In 1982 he published The Great Fire of London, his first novel This novel deals with one of Ackroyd s great heroes, Charles Dickens, and is a reworking of Little Dorrit The novel set the stage for the long sequence of novels Ackroyd has produced since, all of which deal in some way with the complex interaction of time and space, and what Ackroyd calls the spirit of place It is also the first in a sequence of novels of London, through which he traces the changing, but curiously consistent nature of the city Often this theme is explored through the city s artists, and especially its writers.Ackroyd has always shown a great interest in the city of London, and one of his best known works, London The Biography, is an extensive and thorough discussion of London through the ages His fascination with London literary and artistic figures is also displayed in the sequence of biographies he has produced of Ezra Pound 1980 , T S Eliot 1984 , Charles Dickens 1990 , William Blake 1995 , Thomas More 1998 , Chaucer 2004 , William Shakespeare 2005 , and J M W Turner The city itself stands astride all these works, as it does in the fiction.From 2003 to 2005, Ackroyd wrote a six book non fiction series Voyages Through Time , intended for readers as young as eight This was his first work for children The critically acclaimed series is an extensive narrative of key periods in world history.Early in his career, Ackroyd was nominated a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1984 and, as well as producing fiction, biography and other literary works, is also a regular radio and television broadcaster and book critic.In the New Year s honours list of 2003, Ackroyd was awarded the CBE.


    Commentaires:

    Chris
    This is the first fictional work by Ackroyd that I read, and I enjoyed it as much as when I read it the first time.Ackroyd captures the voice of Wilde quite well, and presents an "autobiography" that Wilde writes during his last months. What is most interesting is that while Bosie is dealt with, the most touching relationship is between Wilde and his wife.

    Uncle
    I could have been the voice of the coming age, for I proclaimed that which my age did not know - that every man should make himself perfect. But I was not understood: they perfected the bicycle instead. This is truly an age of iron. - Peter Ackroyd, The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. Peter Ackroyd is a well-known writer of both fiction and non-fiction about aspects of British history. His early novel, The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (published in 1983), audaciously recreates the voice of the n [...]

    Surreysmum
    [These notes were made in 1988:]. A fascinating little book. I devoured it all in one sitting. Mr. Ackroyd, writing as if he were Oscar Wilde, recalling his life, is not only a remarkable mimic, but seems to possess a generous share of psychological insight as well. His Oscar is, I fear, a little wiser and more sober on his deathbed than the original perhaps was. But if there is to be a fault, I'm glad it's on the sympathetic side. I cannot praise the style too much - Ackroyd has caught both Wil [...]

    Alex
    Stunning book! So clever, well written and well researched! Peter Ackroyd managed to brilliantly capture Oscar Wilde's voice! A great tribute to him, I think he would find it interesting to see his life literally become art!

    Philip
    A journal is being written by a lonely man in a Paris hotel room. It starts, for its sins, on 9 August 1900. There was nothing auspicious about the date, no connection to former grandeur or glory. But there has been a chance encounter, on a rare excursion outdoors, with three young Englishmen. They recognise the journal’s author, one Oscar Wilde, and they refer to him as “she”. It is an event worth recording, an event that prompts recollection and reflection on a life.Oscar Wilde’s life [...]

    Olesnevych Marta
    "Жизнь – это учитель, дающий напоследок самые простые уроки." "одно дело – ходить своими путями, чувствуя, что ты не такой, как прочие, иное дело – знать, что ты всеми отвергнут.""В прогулках моих мне нравится то, что я понятия не имею, куда направляюсь""До чего же интересной ст [...]

    ninotaziz ninotaziz
    Oscar Wilde might have written it himself. Utter human tragedy portrayed.How painful and sad to walk in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde in his last days. Oh, that clever man.Peter Ackroyd at his finest for me. A must read for Oscar Wilde fans.

    ninotaziz ninotaziz
    How painful and sad to walk in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde in his last days. Oh, that clever man.Peter Ackroyd at his finest for me. A must read for Oscar Wilde fans.

    Kissmekate
    Oscar Wilde used to be a star of the London literary scene, but in the summer of 1900, he is but a shadow of the man he used to be. Having been imprisoned for his homosexuality, he is ostracized by society and exiled to Paris, but even there, he is not safe from being stared at and talked about and even gets spat on by an English tourist.He hasn't written for a long time. In bad health, abandoned by most of his friends and his family, all that remains for him are the memories of better days whic [...]

    Lero
    нет повести печальнее на светезаметка из «Сан-Франциско трибюн»: ОН ПРИБЫЛ: ЗНАМЕНИТЫЙ ЭСТЕТ ОСКАР УАЙЛЬД приехал на поезде «Пионер» вчера утром. Прославленный поэт и любитель подсолнечника прибыл проповедовать Евангелие КРАСОТЫ нашему языческому племени. Это человек ш [...]

    Rob Atkinson
    A brilliantly imagined and realized faux 'memoir' of Oscar Wilde, written in his last, declining days -- c. 1900 -- in Paris. Ackroyd really succeeds in capturing the voice and wit of Wilde in this elegiac work, which looks back over the whole of the writer's life with a mix of pride and pathos. A must read for fans of Wilde. Apparently currently out of print, I found my copy second-hand on the marketplace

    kp
    I did my MA thesis on Peter Ackroyd. This was one of my faves of his because it captures Wilde so well and adds just a touch more sadness, appropriately, since this is meant to be Wilde's last testament as he watches his life run through the hourglass in Paris after his release from prison. Somehow, using Wilde's own voice, Ackroyd makes it a tribute.

    Sophiene
    This was a completely different Oscar Wilde than the one in Gyles Brandreth books about Oscar Wilde as a sleuth. I like the Oscar Wilde in the Brandreth books better, but where is the real Oscar Wilde? Probably somewhere in between.

    Erika
    This book was really interesting because of Ackroyd's skill in imitating Wilde's voice. That said, it was also slightly unnerving for the same reason; I kind of wished I could get a glimpse of what Ackroyd's own voice read like, rather than just an attempt at Wilde.

    Keinwyn Shuttleworth
    This lovely little novel is quite spectacular, really. Littered with fantastic witt and absolute Wildean charm, I find it a must read for any fans of the divine Oscar.

    Adele Pokorna
    Nádherná knížka shrnující Wildeův život neobvyklým způsobem. Četlo se to pěkně. Spisovatelova osobnost je moc hezky vykreslena, jsem ráda, že nebyla podána černobíle.

    Anna Kļaviņa
    Es neveru ciest so graamatu. Es vinu lasiju 2008 gadaa un joprojaam spilgti atceros cik loti man taa nepatika. Brr

    danny
    Ackroyd hauntingly captures Wilde's voice and mannerisms. I think the dustjacket says that someday Ackroyd's text will be mistakenly quoted as Osacar. I can't wait

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