"The Soul of Man Under Socialism"

Title"The Soul of Man Under Socialism"
Year for Search1891
AuthorsWilde, Oscar [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills](1854-1900)
Secondary TitleThe Fortnightly Review
Volume / Edition 55 (ns 49)
Pagination292-319
Date PublishedFebruary 1891
KeywordsIrish author, Male author
Annotation

Essay and notes toward a utopia. The essay is a critique of both contemporary life under capitalism and authoritarian socialism, but throughout the essay Wilde projects an anarcho-socialism or at least a socialism with very little government that leads to individualism and creativity.

Additional Publishers

Repub. London: Chiswick Press, 1895. U.S. ed. Boston, MA: John W. Luce, 1900. Rpt. New York: Oriole Chapbooks/Oriole Editions, [1978?]; and in The Soul of Man and Prison Writings. Ed. Isobel Murray (Oxford, Eng.: Oxford University Press, 1990), 1-27 with Explanatory Notes on 198-206. Critical ed. as “The Soul of Man.” The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. Ed. Ian Small. Volume 4 Criticism: Historical Criticism, Intentions, The Soul of Man. Ed. Josephine M. Guy (Oxford, Eng.: Oxford University Press, 2007), 231-68, with a “Commentary” (551-84).

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Author Note

Irish author (1854-1900).

Full Text

1891 Wilde, Oscar [Fingal O’Flahertie Wills] (1854-1900). “The Soul of Man Under Socialism.” The Fortnightly Review 55 (ns 49) (February 1891): 292-319. Repub. London: Chiswick Press, 1895. U.S. ed. Boston, MA: John W. Luce, 1900. Rpt. New York: Oriole Chapbooks/Oriole Editions, [1978?]; and in The Soul of Man and Prison Writings. Ed. Isobel Murray (Oxford, Eng.: Oxford University Press, 1990), 1-27 with Explanatory Notes on 198-206. Critical ed. as “The Soul of Man.” The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. Ed. Ian Small. Volume 4 Criticism: Historical Criticism, Intentions, The Soul of Man. Ed. Josephine M. Guy (Oxford, Eng.: Oxford University Press, 2007), 231-68, with a “Commentary” (551-84). PSt

Essay and notes toward a utopia. The essay is a critique of both contemporary life under capitalism and authoritarian socialism, but throughout the essay Wilde projects an anarcho-socialism or at least a socialism with very little government that leads to individualism and creativity. Irish author.