Angela Kingston is a writer and teacher. She has a PhD in English literature from the University of Adelaide and has been published in Australia and internationally on Victorian literature, most notably on Oscar Wilde and the 1890s. Her non-fiction book Oscar Wilde as a Character in Victorian Fiction was published by Palgrave Macmillan (New York) in 2007. She is currently writing a novel, 'Requiescat', about Oscar Wilde's Irish childhood. It's a literary mystery which interweaves historical and contemporary narratives. In 2011, Angela was awarded a Varuna Writing Retreat Fellowship to work on 'Requiescat' and she recently won the 2012 Penguin Varuna Scholarship.
Latest Book: Oscar Wilde as a Character in Victorian Fiction
Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2007
This book documents how Oscar Wilde was appropriated as a fictional character by no less than thirty-two of his contemporaries. Focusing on Wilde's relationships with many of these writers, Kingston examines and critiques 'Wildean' portraits by such celebrated authors as Joseph Conrad, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, George Bernard Shaw and Bram Stoker, as well as some lesser-known writers. Many fascinating, little-known biographical and literary connections are revealed. The book will appeal to scholars and non-academic readers with a general interest in Wilde and the late Victorian period.
- historical fiction
- historical nonfiction
- literary fiction
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