Dr Peter Raby


Research Interests

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.

Links to online publications, articles or other work

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

Co-editor, Wilde in Context (C.U.P.) 2013


Education, English