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Peter Raby

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Emeritus Fellow
Education, English
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Drama and theatre, especially in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Oscar Wilde. Harold Pinter. History of ideas, especially Victorian scientific travellers, and the natural world.

  • M.A. (Cantab)
  • Ph.D. (London)
  • Fair Ophelia: A life of Harriet Smithson Berlioz (C.U.P.) 1982
  • Oscar Wilde (C.U.P.) 1988
  • Samuel Butler (The Hogarth Press) 1991
  • Editor Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and other plays (Oxford World’s Classics) 1995

Bright Paradise:

  • Victorian Scientific Travellers (Chatto and Windus/Princeton U. Press) 1996
  • Editor, Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde (C.U.P.) 1997
  • Alfred Russel Wallace (Chatto & Windus/Princeton U. P.) 2001
  • Editor, Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter (C.U.P.) 2001, revised edition 2009
  • Forthcoming, co-editor, Wilde in Context (C.U.P.) 2013

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