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Oscar Wilde - Author

About the Author

Oscar Wilde was an 19th century Irish writer whose works include the play The Importance of Being Earnest and the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. He is also one of the Victorian era's most famous dandies, a wit whose good-humored disdain for convention became less favored after he was jailed for homosexuality. Wilde grew up in a prosperous family and distinguished himself at Dublin's Trinity College and London's Oxford. He published his first volume of poems in 1881 and found work in England as a critic and lecturer, but it was his socializing (and self-promotion) that made him famous, even before the 1890 publication of The Picture of Dorian Gray. In 1895, at the height of his popularity, his relationship with the young poet Lord Alfred Douglas was declared inappropriately intimate by Douglas's father, the Marquess of Queensberry. Wilde sued for libel, but the tables were turned when it became clear there was enough evidence to charge Wilde with "gross indecency" for his homosexual relationships. He was convicted and spent two years in jail, after which he went into self-imposed exile in France, bankrupt and in ill health.

Featured books by Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince and Other Stories

The Happy Prince and Other Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2009

A haunting, magical fairy-tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes (among others) The Happy Prince who was not so happy after all, The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and The Star Child who did not love his parents as much as he should. Each of the stories shines with poetry and magic and will be enjoyed by children of every age. This is a perfect collection for children young and old, introduced by Markus Zusak, bestselling author of The Book Thief .

Other books by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2018

Oscar Wilde's celebrated, scandalous, and only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, tells the story of the wealthy and handsome Londoner Dorian, whose obsession with his portrait leads him down a path of self-destruction. This literary classic is now available in a limited Olive Edition from HarperPerennial. Olive Editions are exclusive small format editions of some of our bestselling and celebrated titles, featuring beautiful and unique hand-drawn cover illustrations. All Olive Editions are available for a limited time only.

Oscar Wilde Short Stories

Oscar Wilde Short Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2018

In Praise of Disobedience The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings

In Praise of Disobedience The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2018

In Praise of Disobedience draw on works from a single miraculous year in which Oscar Wilde published the larger part of his greatest works in prose the year he came into maturity as an artist. Before the end of 1891, he had written the first of his phenomenally successful plays and met the young man who would win his heart, beginning the love affair that would lead to imprisonment and public infamy. In a witty introduction, playwright, novelist and Wilde scholar Neil Bartlett explains what made this point in the writer's life central to his genius and why Wilde remains a provocative and radical figure to this day. Included here are the entirety of Wilde's foray into political philosophy, The Soul of Man Under Socialism; the complete essay collection Intentions; selections from The Portrait of Dorian Gray as well as its paradoxical and scandalous preface; and some of Wilde's greatest fictions for children. Each selection is accompanied by stimulating and enlightening annotations. A delight for fans of Oscar Wilde, In Praise of Disobedience will revitalize an often misunderstood legacy.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2018

In Oscar Wilde's famous novel, Dorian Gray is tempted by Henry Wotton to sell his soul in order to hold on to beauty and youth. Dorian succumbs and murders the portrait painter Basil Haliward, who stands between him and his goal. Though in the end vice is punished and virtue rewarded, the novel remains one of the most important expressions of fin de siecle decadence. It is in the preface to the expanded edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray that Wilde coined the most famous expression of his aesthetic: There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well-written or badly-written. That is all. Like other Broadview Editions, this edition includes a wide range of materials from the period that help to set the text in context. In particular, the editor locates the text both in relation to elements in the mainstream culture of the day (such as the aesthetes); and in relation to the gay subculture.

Picture Of Dorian Gray

Picture Of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde, David Mann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2018

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Board book Release Date: 17/10/2018

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Wit and Wisdom of Oscar Wilde

Wit and Wisdom of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2018

The Wit And Wisdom of Oscar WildeThis is the world's best Oscar Wilde quote collection, including the wittiest remarks from the inimitable English playwright and personality.Plus a short biography of the amazing man's unique, unbelievable and sometimes tragic life.Wilde is known for his amazing wit, his biting satire, and his sharp sense of humor, so get this quote collection right now and start enjoying his words like never before!

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2018

A gothic melodrama full of subtle impression and epigram, which tells a story about moral corruption. The Picture of Dorian Gray touches on many of Wilde's recurring themes, such as the nature and spirit of art, aestheticism and the dangers inherent to it.

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2018

Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of Oscar Wilde's classic Gothic novel, "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; (1890). Perhaps Wilde's most famous and celebrated of works, the story follows a young man's hedonistic journey through high society and the depths of depravity. Seduced by the spoils of greed, narcissism and lust, he pays a ghoulish price for his actions. Oscar Wilde (1884-1900) was an Irish author, playwright and poet. He moved from Dublin to Oxford where he studied under renowned art critics Walter Pater and John Ruskin and became associated with the literary and philosophical movement of Aestheticism.

Importance of Being Earnest

Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2018

Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of Oscar Wilde's famous play, "e;The Importance of Being Earnest"e;, first performed in London in 1895. The play questions the nature and purpose of the institution of marriage, poking fun at the morals, assumptions and constraints found in Victorian values. During the play's release, Wilde's social life was aired to the Victorian public after an altercation with his lover's father, resulting in him being sent to prison for his homosexual relationship. Oscar Wilde (1884-1900) was an Irish author, playwright and poet. He moved from Dublin to Oxford where he studied under renowned art critics Walter Pater and John Ruskin and became associated with the literary and philosophical movement of Aestheticism.

Oscar Wilde Collection

Oscar Wilde Collection

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2018

The Oscar Wilde Collection contains 8 Plays, 16 Stories, 22 Poems, and 6 classic Essays.

Complete Works Of Oscar Wilde (Best Navigation) (A to Z Classics)

Complete Works Of Oscar Wilde (Best Navigation) (A to Z Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2018

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews. Contents:THE PLAYS. Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salom (the French original and Bosie's translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. THE NOVEL. The Picture of Dorian Gray. THE STORIES. All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates. THE POEMS. The Collected Poems of O.W. THE ESSAYS etc. The four essays from 'Intentions', The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

Oscar Wilde Complete Works - World's Best Collection

Oscar Wilde Complete Works - World's Best Collection

Author: Oscar Wilde, Alfred Douglas, Frank Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2018

Oscar Wilde Complete Works World's Best CollectionThis is the world's best Oscar Wilde collection, including the most complete set of Wilde's works available plus many free bonus materials.Oscar WildeOscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright. Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day, known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversational skill. Themes in his writings include decadence, duplicity, beauty and biting satire.Wilde is also known for his famous arrest and imprisonment, for the crime (at that time) of homosexuality.During his last year in prison, he wrote De Profundis (published posthumously in 1905), a long letter which discusses his spiritual journey through his trials, forming a dark counterpoint to his earlier philosophy of pleasure.Wilde's life and work remain some of the most popular subjects in English literature and the themes of his work echo as strongly today as they did in his own timeThe 'Must-Have' Complete CollectionIn this irresistible collection you get a full set of Wilde's work, with more than 140 works - All plays, All poetry, All books, All fiction, All short work, and his own autobiography. With two full length biographies, one written by Wilde's lover. Plus extra Free Bonus material.Works Included:Plays, Including:Vera (The Nihilists)Ideal HusbandImportance Of Being EarnestSalomeBooksPicture Of Dorian GrayDe ProfundisChildren's FictionWilde's fairy tales and children's fiction are surprising, heart wrenching, full of humor, for the young, old and all literature lovers.Lord Arthur Savile's Crime And Other StoriesHappy Prince And Other TalesHouse Of PomegranatesPoetryMore than 100 beautiful poems that demand reading and rereading. Included is 'the Ballad of Reading Gaol' about Wilde's time in prison and the award winning 'Ravenna'Shorter WorksWilde was a keen observer, and his short work includes his views on life and society that are still relevant to today's world. The shorter works include:Some Remarks Upon The Importance Of Doing NothingTruth Of MasksSoul Of ManBooks About WildeBoth biographies cover Wilde's entire life, imprisonment and career.Oscar Wilde, His Life And Confessions - Written by close friend and editor, Frank Harris.Oscar Wilde And Myself - The famous book by Wilde's lover, Alfred Douglas, giving a more personal view.Your Free Special BonusesArt And Morality - A Defence Of Dorian Gray- Controversial, Dorian Gray was much discussed in the press. Here is the 'story' of the controversy told through press articles and Wilde's letters in response.Critic In Pall Mall and Reviews- Wilde's sharp reviewsHistorical Context and Literary Context Notes- Detailed explanations of the Victorian Era and Victorian Literature, written specially for this collection.Get This Collection Right NowThis is the best Oscar Wilde collection you can get, so get it now and start enjoying and being inspired by the words inside like never before!

The Portrait of Mr W.H.

The Portrait of Mr W.H.

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

During a conversation about literary forgeries, Erskine tells his young guest that he has received - as a legacy from a friend, the Cambridge scholar Cyril Graham -what is purported to be an Elizabethan portrait. The painting depicts a beautiful young man in late-sixteenth-century costume, whom Graham believed to be Willie Hughes, a boy actor serving in Shakespeare's company. This revelation prompts Erskine's guest to delve deeper into the mystery surrounding the real identity of the dedicatee and the inspiration of Shakespeare's Sonnets, with unforeseen consequences. Far from being a dry exposition of a literary theory, The Portrait of Mr W.H. - which the author himself described as one of his early masterpieces - is an engaging and entertaining narrative exploring the intricate facets of trust and betrayal, historical truth and fiction, written with Wilde's trademark dialogical sharpness and stylistic perfection.

A House of Pomegranates

A House of Pomegranates

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2018

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2018

"e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; (1891), by Oscar Wilde, was first published as a serial story in the July 1890 issue of "e;Lippincott's Monthly Magazine"e;. As submitted by Wilde to the magazine, the editors feared the story was indecent, and deleted five hundred words before publication - without Wilde's knowledge. Despite that censorship, "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding the public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press. Wilde revised and expanded the magazine edition of "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; (1890) for publication as a novel; the book edition (1891) featured an aphoristic preface - an apologia about the art of the novel and the reader. The content, style, and presentation of the preface made it famous in its own literary right, as social and cultural criticism. In April 1891, the editorial house Ward, Lock and Company published the revised version of "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e;. The only novel written by Wilde, "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; exists in two versions, the 1890 magazine edition and the 1891 book edition, the story he submitted for serial publication in "e;Lippincott's Monthly Magazine"e;. As literature of the 19th century, "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; is an example of Gothic fiction with strong themes interpreted from the legendary "e;Faust"e;.

Salome

Salome

Author: Oscar Wilde, O P Kaye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2018

Le Fantome de Canterville

Le Fantome de Canterville

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2018

Cet ebook beneficie d'une mise en page esthetique optimisee pour la lecture numerique. Ce rcit fantastique raconte l'histoire d'un fantmequi hante depuis des sicles une demeure anglaise sur le domaine de Canterville Chase. Quandune riche famille amricaine pragmatique et modernedevient nouvelle propritaire des lieux, tout son monde change. En dmystifiant le spectre et ses effets,Oscar Wildeinverse les rapports entre celui qui fait peur et celui qui est effray. Tout en parodiant subtilement le roman gothique,il fait preuve dans ce conte d'ironie joyeuse et grinante dans la description des protagonistes mais aussi dans celles de leur volution psychologique. Il nous conte avec dlectation le choc des cultures entre des britanniques conservateurs et des amricains matrialistes.Une histoire pleine d'humour et de causticit !

Picture of Dorian Gray (Free AudioBook) (A to Z Classics)

Picture of Dorian Gray (Free AudioBook) (A to Z Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2018

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) and in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook. Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman inthe eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succs de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.

Oscar Wilde Collection: The Complete Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Poems, Essays (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Happy Prince, De Profundis, The Importance of Being Earnes

Oscar Wilde Collection: The Complete Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Poems, Essays (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Happy Prince, De Profundis, The Importance of Being Earnes

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2018

This ebook contains Oscar Wilde's complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Canterville Ghost

Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2018

The Canterville Ghost is a humorous tale of an English ghost, set in Canterville Chase, an ancient English house that has all the requisite signs of appearing haunted. An American family of six the Otis family moves into the house despite being warned that the house is haunted.None of the members of the Otis family believe in the presence of the ghost. However, they keep finding the increasing evidence of the ghosts presence. Despite that, the Otises refuse to believe that the house is haunted. From clanking chains to strange apparitions to bloodstains that keep reappearing, they take everything in their stride. They go about their life as usual, not frightened in the least. Only Virginia, the daughter of the Otis family, believes that the ghost exists.The narrator of the story is none other than Sir Simon, the ghost himself. He is characterised by a colorful personality and complex emotions. His regular talks with Virginia about matters of life and death reveal the complexity of his feelings.The Canterville Ghost first appeared in The Court and Society Review Magazine in February 1887. It has been adapted for film, theatre, and music.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Oscar Wilde was an Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and critic. He is regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of the Victorian Era.In his lifetime he wrote nine plays, one novel, and numerous poems, short stories, and essays.Wilde was a proponent of the Aesthetic movement, which emphasized aesthetic values more than moral or social themes. This doctrine is most clearly summarized in the phrase art for arts sake.

Oscar Wilde: Das Gespenst von Canterville - Vollstandige deutsche Ausgabe

Oscar Wilde: Das Gespenst von Canterville - Vollstandige deutsche Ausgabe

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2018

Die Warnungen an den amerikanischen Botschafter in England laufen ins Leere: Hiram B. Otis ist entschlossen, Schloss Canterville als Wohnsitz fur seine Familie zu kaufen, obwohl dort ein gefahrlicher Geist sein Unwesen treiben soll. Das Gespenst hat angeblich schon mehrere Schlossbewohner in den Wahnsinn oder Tod getrieben. Tatsachlich begegnet die Familie Otis auf dem Schloss regelmaig dem Gespenst. Doch anders als ihre Vorganger lassen sich die Amerikaner nicht von dem Untoten beeindrucken. Sie begegnen ihm mit der Gelassenheit des modernen, aufgeklarten Burgers. Gegen die vom Gespenst verursachten Blutflecken auf dem Teppich setzt ein Sohn der Familie kurzerhand amerikanische Spezialreinigungsmittel ein. Die jungeren Zwillinge der Familie versuchen, den Geist mit aufgespannten Schnuren zum Stolpern zu bringen. Die Machtverhaltnisse zwischen Gespenst und Mensch kehren sich um. Nun ist es das Gespenst, das allmahlich nervlich aufgerieben wird. Die Erzhlung "e;Das Gespenst von Canterville"e; von Oscar Wilde ist eine Gesellschaftssatire, in der Wilde die kulturellen Unterschiede zwischen neuer und alter Welt humoristisch aufeinanderprallen lsst. Sofort nach seinem Erscheinen wurde "e;Das Gespenst von Canterville"e; fr Oscar Wilde zu einem groen Erfolg. Bis heute ist es eines der meistgelesenen Werke von Oscar Wilde.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2018

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2018

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2018

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2018

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2018

Importance of Being Earnest

Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2018

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious persona to escape burdensome social obligations. The play satirises social conventions of late Victorian London, and treats with triviality institutions as serious as marriage. The play opens with Algernon Moncrieff, an idle young gentleman, receiving his best friend, Jack Worthing (Ernest). Ernest has come from the country to propose to Algernon's cousin, Gwendolen Fairfax. Algernon refuses to consent until Ernest explains why his cigarette case bears the inscription, 'From little Cecily, with her fondest love to her dear Uncle Jack.' Ernest is forced to admit to living a double life.

Ideal Husband

Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 09/06/2018

Wilde's dramatic masterpiece set in London. Many of the themes of An Ideal Husband were influenced by the situation Oscar Wilde found himself in during the early 1890s. 'Sooner or later we shall all have to pay for what we do. But no one should be entirely judged by their past.' The play opens during a dinner party at the home of Sir Robert Chiltern in London's fashionable Grosvenor Square. Sir Robert, a prestigious member of the House of Commons, and his wife, Lady Chiltern, are hosting a gathering that includes his friend Lord Goring, a dandified bachelor and close friend to the Chilterns, Mabel Chiltern, and other genteel guests.

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 09/06/2018

Dorian is a cultured, wealthy, and impossibly beautiful young man. He becomes a disciple of the new Hedonism and proposes to live a life dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure. Lord Henry gives Dorian a book that describes the wicked exploits of a nineteenth-century Frenchman; it becomes Dorian's bible as he sinks ever deeper into a life of sin and corruption. Dorian's reputation suffers in circles of polite London society, where rumours spread regarding his scandalous exploits. His peers nevertheless continue to accept him because he remains young and beautiful.

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2018

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2018

The young, beautiful and highly susceptible Dorian Gray is pulled into the hedonistic haze of London's high society, where he falls under the pernicious influence of Lord Henry Wotton. Oscar Wilde's nightmarish tale gorges on pleasure and sin, corruption and vanity, as the story takes further dark twists and a Faustian deal threatens Gray's very soul. He will go to any lengths to keep his fleeting beauty and youth, but his painted portrait reveals the truth of his dark and twisted nature, changing its appearance at every misdeed, until the monstrous horror of Dorian's scarred soul is too much for him to bear. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2018

The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde

The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2018

And I? May I say nothing, my lord? With these words, Oscar Wilde's courtroom trials came to a close. The lord in question, High Court justice Sir Alfred Wills, sent Wilde to the cells, sentenced to two years in prison with hard labor for the crime of gross indecency with other men. As cries of shame emanated from the gallery, the convicted aesthete was roundly silenced. But he did not remain so. Behind bars and in the period immediately after his release, Wilde wrote two of his most powerful works--the long autobiographical letter De Profundis and an expansive best-selling poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol. In The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde, Nicholas Frankel collects these and other prison writings, accompanied by historical illustrations and his rich facing-page annotations. As Frankel shows, Wilde experienced prison conditions designed to break even the toughest spirit, and yet his writings from this period display an imaginative and verbal brilliance left largely intact. Wilde also remained politically steadfast, determined that his writings should inspire improvements to Victorian England's grotesque regimes of punishment. But while his reformist impulse spoke to his moment, Wilde also wrote for eternity. At once a savage indictment of the society that jailed him and a moving testimony to private sufferings, Wilde's prison writings--illuminated by Frankel's extensive notes--reveal a very different man from the famous dandy and aesthete who shocked and amused the English-speaking world.

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde, Elena Odarich Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2018

A gothic melodrama full of subtle impression and epigram, which tells a story about moral corruption. The Picture of Dorian Gray touches on many of Wilde's recurring themes, such as the nature and spirit of art, aestheticism and the dangers inherent to it. Illustrated by Elena Odarich.

The Happy Prince and Other Stories

The Happy Prince and Other Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The living always think that gold can make them happy. The Happy Prince and Other Stories brings together belovedchildren's stories by Oscar Wilde, including The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, The Remarkable Rocket, The Young King and also, for thefirst time, The Canterville Ghost. Elegant, provocative, questioning and affirming, Wilde's beautifully-written collection of short stories is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

The Happy Prince and Other Stories

The Happy Prince and Other Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2018

The Happy Prince And Other Titles

The Happy Prince And Other Titles

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2018

Picture of Dorian Gray ( A to Z Classics )

Picture of Dorian Gray ( A to Z Classics )

Author: Oscar Wilde, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 21/04/2018

Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman inthe eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succes de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.

Poems

Poems

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Impressions of America

Impressions of America

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

For Love of the King

For Love of the King

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Importance of Being Earnest - A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

The Importance of Being Earnest - A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Soul of Man

The Soul of Man

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A Florentine Tragedy

A Florentine Tragedy

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Vera; Or, the Nihilists

Vera; Or, the Nihilists

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Lady Wintermere s Fan

Lady Wintermere s Fan

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Sebastian Melmoth

Sebastian Melmoth

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A Critic in Pall Mall

A Critic in Pall Mall

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A House of Pomegranates

A House of Pomegranates

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Salom

Salom

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Intentions

Intentions

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

de Profundis

de Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Duchess of Padua

The Duchess of Padua

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Selected Prose

Selected Prose

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Shorter Prose Pieces

Shorter Prose Pieces

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Essays and Lectures

Essays and Lectures

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A Florentine Tragedy

A Florentine Tragedy

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A House of Pomegranates

A House of Pomegranates

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Duchess of Padua

The Duchess of Padua

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Charmides and Other Poems

Charmides and Other Poems

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Soul of Man

The Soul of Man

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Intentions

Intentions

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

de Profundis

de Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Shorter Prose Pieces

Shorter Prose Pieces

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Sebastian Melmoth

Sebastian Melmoth

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Selected Prose

Selected Prose

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Vera; Or, the Nihilists

Vera; Or, the Nihilists

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A Critic in Pall Mall

A Critic in Pall Mall

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Salom

Salom

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Lady Wintermere s Fan

Lady Wintermere s Fan

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Essays and Lectures

Essays and Lectures

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Salome

Salome

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Soul of Man Under Socialism

The Soul of Man Under Socialism

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Essential Oscar Wilde

The Essential Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde

Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection (Best Navigation) (A to Z Classics)

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection (Best Navigation) (A to Z Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2018

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews. Contents:THE PLAYS. Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salom (the French original and Bosie's translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. THE NOVEL. The Picture of Dorian Gray. THE STORIES. All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates. THE POEMS. The Collected Poems of O.W. THE ESSAYS etc. The four essays from 'Intentions', The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

Il ritratto di Dorian Gray

Il ritratto di Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2018

Il romanzo e ambientato nella Londra vittoriana del XIX secolo, che all'epoca era pervasa da una mentalita tipicamente borghese. Narra di un giovane di bell'aspetto, Dorian Gray, che arrivera a fare della sua bellezza un rito insano. Egli inizia a rendersi conto del privilegio del suo fascino quando Basil Hallward, un pittore suo amico, gli regala un ritratto da lui dipinto, che lo riproduce nel pieno della gioventu. Lord Henry Wotton avr un ruolo decisivo nella vita di Dorian, che conosce proprio presso lo studio di Hallward: Wotton, con i suoi discorsi estremamente articolati, cattura l'attenzione del ragazzo, rendendolo, a poco a poco, quasi l'incarnazione del suo modo di pensare. Dorian, dopo un lungo discorso con Wotton, comincia a guardare la giovinezza come qualcosa di veramente importante, tanto da provare invidia verso il suo stesso ritratto, che sar eternamente bello e giovane mentre lui invecchier. Colpito dal panico, Dorian arriva a stipulare una sorta di "e;patto col demonio"e;, grazie al quale rimarr eternamente giovane e bello, mentre il quadro mostrer i segni della decadenza fisica e della corruzione morale del personaggio.

Complete Oscar Wilde Collection

Complete Oscar Wilde Collection

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.Oscar Wilde was one of the greatest authors of the 19th century.Wilde's plays, such as The Importance of Being Earnest, are especially noted for their wit.This collection includes the following:NOVELS:The Picture of Dorian GrayPLAYS:The Importance of Being EarnestAn Ideal HusbandA Woman of No ImportanceVera; or, The NihilistsThe Duchess of PaduaSalomeLady Windermere's FanA Florentine TragedyLa Sainte Courtisane or, The Woman Covered with JewelsSHORT STORIES:Lord Arthur Savile's CrimeThe Canterville GhostThe Sphinx Without a SecretThe Model MillionaireThe Happy PrinceThe Nightingale and the RoseThe Selfish GiantThe Devoted FriendThe Remarkable RocketThe Portrait of Mr. W. H.The Young KingThe Birthday of the InfantaThe Fisherman and His SoulThe Star-ChildPOETRY:RavennaThe SphinxPoems in ProseThe Ballad of Reading Gaol73 other poems and sonnetsESSAYS AND LECTURES:The Rise of Historical CriticismRose Leaf and Apple Leaf: L'EnvoiThe English Renaissance of ArtHouse DecorationArt and the HandicraftsmanLecture to Art StudentsArt and CraftsEnglish PoetessesLondon ModelsIntentionsThe Soul of Man under SocialismDe Profundis57 Letters and Essays from Selected Prose of Oscar WildeBIOGRAPHIES:Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions by Frank Harris

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of Lord Arthur Savile's Crime includes a table of contents.

For Love of the King

For Love of the King

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of For Love of the King includes a table of contents.

Duchess of Padua

Duchess of Padua

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of The Duchess of Padua includes a table of contents.

Salome

Salome

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of Salome includes a table of contents.

Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of Lady Windermere's Fan includes a table of contents.

Portrait of Mr. W. H.

Portrait of Mr. W. H.

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of The Portrait of Mr. W. H. includes a table of contents.

House of Pomegranates

House of Pomegranates

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of A House of Pomegranates includes a table of contents.

Rise of Historical Criticism

Rise of Historical Criticism

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of The Rise of Historical Criticism includes a table of contents.

English Renaissance of Art

English Renaissance of Art

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of The English Renaissance of Art includes a table of contents.

Intentions

Intentions

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of Intentions includes a table of contents.

Soul of Man under Socialism

Soul of Man under Socialism

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of The Soul of Man under Socialism includes a table of contents.

De Profundis

De Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of De Profundis includes a table of contents.

Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde

Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde was a prominent Irish playwright and novelist in the late 19th century. With classics such as The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde remains one of the most widely read authors today. This edition of The Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde includes a table of contents.

Selfish Giant

Selfish Giant

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Christmas is widely considered the most wonderful time of the year for many reasons.Christmas tends to invoke thoughts of Santa, egg nog, snow, gifts and much much more.Throughout the years there have been countless Christmas stories that help everyone feel the joy of the holiday season.This version of Oscar Wildes The Selfish Giant includes a table of contents and several Christmas related illustrations.

Plays of Oscar Wilde

Plays of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Waxkeep Publishing Collections provide history's greatest authors' collected works in a convenient collection complete with a linked table of contents. Waxkeep Publishing's goal is to provide the most complete, and most easy to read collections in the marketplace.

Stories of Oscar Wilde

Stories of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

The Stories of Oscar Wilde includes The Picture of Dorian Gray and 15 short stories.Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents for easy navigation.

Poems of Oscar Wilde

Poems of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

The Poems of Oscar Wilde includes 22 of Wilde's poems.Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents.

Essays of Oscar Wilde

Essays of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

The Essays of Oscar Wilde contains six of Wilde's most famous essays. Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents.

Woman of No Importance

Woman of No Importance

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

A Woman of No Importance by famed Irish playwright Oscar Wilde, premiered in 1893.Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents to navigate the four acts.

Canterville Ghost

Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Oscar Wilde is considered one of the greatest Irish authors.The Canterville Ghost is one of his most famous short stories. Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents.

Ideal Husband

Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.An Ideal Husband is a humorous play written by Oscar Wilde.The story is set in London and has themes such as blackmail and corruption.

Importance of Being Earnest

Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.The Importance of Being Earnest is a classic play written by Oscar Wilde.The play is especially known for its humor as Wilde pokes fun at some of the Victorian Era culture.

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel written by Oscar Wilde.The story centers around the portrait of the handsome Dorian Gray who goes to great lengths to assure that his beauty will not fade.

Hauptsache Ernst (the Importance of Being Earnest)

Hauptsache Ernst (the Importance of Being Earnest)

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2018

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2018

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2018

Ein Idealer Ehemann

Ein Idealer Ehemann

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Complete Works

Complete Works

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works.For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews.-------------------------------------Contents:THE PLAYS.Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salom (the French original and Bosie's translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy.THE NOVEL.The Picture of Dorian Gray.THE STORIES.All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates.THE POEMS.The Collected Poems of O.W.THE ESSAYS etc.The four essays from 'Intentions', The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

Nightingale and the Rose

Nightingale and the Rose

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

A nightingale overhears a student complaining that his professor's daughter will not dance with him, as he is unable to give her a red rose. The nightingale visits all the rose-trees in the garden, and one of the white roses tell her that there's a way to produce a red rose, but only if the nightingale is prepared to sing the sweetest song for the rose all night, and sacrifice her life to do so. Seeing the student in tears, the nightingale carries out the ritual, and impales herself on the rose-tree's thorn so that her heart's blood can stain the rose. The student takes the rose to the professor's daughter, but she again rejects him because another man has sent her some real jewels, and "e;everybody knows that jewels cost far more than flowers."e; The student angrily throws the rose into the gutter, returns to his study of metaphysics, and decides not to believe in true love anymore.

Happy Prince and Other Tales

Happy Prince and Other Tales

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

The Happy Prince and Other Tales (sometimes called The Happy Prince and Other Stories) is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888. It contains five stories, "e;The Happy Prince"e;, "e;The Nightingale and the Rose"e;, "e;The Selfish Giant"e;, "e;The Devoted Friend"e;, and "e;The Remarkable Rocket"e;. It is most famous for its title story, "e;The Happy Prince"e;.

Canterville Ghost

Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

The Canterville Ghost is a popular 1887 novella by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage."e;The Canterville Ghost"e; is a parody featuring a dramatic spirit named Sir Simon and the United States minister (ambassador) to the Court of St. James's, Hiram B. Otis. Mr. Otis travels to England with his family and moves into a haunted country house. Lord Canterville, the previous owner of the house, warns Mr. Otis that the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville has haunted it ever since he killed his wife, Eleonore, three centuries before. But Mr. Otis dismisses the ghost story as bunk and disregards Lord Canterville's warnings. When the Otises learn that the house is indeed haunted, they succeed in victimizing the ghost and in disregarding age-old British traditions. What emerges is a satire of American materialism, a lampoon of traditional British values, and an amusing twist on the traditional gothic horror tale.

De Profundis

De Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

De Profundis (Latin: "e;from the depths"e;) is an epistle written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, to Lord Alfred Douglas.

House of Pomegranates

House of Pomegranates

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

A House of Pomegranates is a collection of whimisical short stories by Oscar Wilde. This collections includes the following tales: The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul, and The Star-child. Readers of all ages will be delighted by these fanciful tales.

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "e;Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."e;

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray ist der einzige Roman des irischen Schriftstellers Oscar Wilde. Eine erste Fassung erschien 1890 in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine aus Philadelphia, 1891 wurde bei dem Londoner Verlag Ward, Lock and Co. die heute bekannte, uberarbeitete und erweiterte Fassung in Buchform veroffentlicht. Der seinerzeit als anruchig geltende Roman war auch Gegenstand des Unzuchtprozesses gegen Wilde.Die Hauptfigur, der reiche und schne Dorian Gray, besitzt ein Portrt, das statt seiner altert und in das sich die Spuren seiner Snden einschreiben. Whrend Gray immer maloser und grausamer wird, bleibt sein ueres dennoch jung und makellos schn.

The Picture of Dorian Gray / Das Bildnis Des Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray / Das Bildnis Des Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2018

The Happy Prince A Tale by Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince A Tale by Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

In a town where a lot of poor people suffer and where there are a lot of miseries, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter, meets the statue of the late `Happy Prince', who in reality has never experienced true sorrow, for he lived in a palace where sorrow isn't allowed to enter. Viewing various scenes of people suffering in poverty from his tall monument, the Happy Prince asks the swallow to take the ruby from his hilt, the sapphires from his eyes, and the golden leaf covering his body to give to the poor. As the winter comes and the Happy Prince is stripped of all of his beauty, his lead heart breaks when the swallow dies as a result of his selfless deeds and severe cold. The statue is then brought down from the pillar and melted in a furnace leaving behind the broken heart and the dead swallow and they are thrown in a dust heap. These are taken up to heaven by an angel that has deemed them the two most precious things in the city. This is affirmed by God and they live forever in his city of gold and garden of paradise.

Intentions

Intentions

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

A collection of dialogues an essays, including The Decay of Lying; Pen, Pencil, and Poison;The Critic as Artist; and The Truth of Masks. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Soul of Man

Soul of Man

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

An essay. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Woman of No Importance

Woman of No Importance

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic play. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Ideal Husband

Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic play. According to Wikipedia: "e;An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedic stage play by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honour. The action is set in London, in "e;the present"e;, and takes place over the course of twenty-four hours. "e;Sooner or later,"e; Wilde notes, "e;we shall all have to pay for what we do."e; But he adds that, "e;No one should be entirely judged by their past."e; Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, it is often considered Wilde's dramatic masterpiece. After Earnest it is his most popularly produced play... Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic play.According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel. The Preface begins: "e;The artist is the creator of beautiful things.To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim.The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things.The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming.This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.That is all."e; According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Ballad of Reading Gaol

Ballad of Reading Gaol

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic poem, written in jail. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Miscellanies

Miscellanies

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Book-length collection of essays. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Selected Prose

Selected Prose

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Book-length collection. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Reviews

Reviews

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Large book-length collection of According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Duchess of Padua

Duchess of Padua

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Play.According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Salome

Salome

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Court jeu biblique. Selon Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) etait un dramaturge irlandais, romancier, poete et auteur de nouvelles, connu pour son esprit barbele, il fut l'un des dramaturges les plus reussis de Londres victorienne tardive. A la suite d'un celebre proces, il a subi une chute dramatique et a ete emprisonne pour deux ans de travaux forces apres avoir ete reconnu coupable de grossiere indecence

Shorter Prose Pieces

Shorter Prose Pieces

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Short collection of short pieces, including Phrases And Philosophies for the Use of The Young, Mrs. Langtry as Hester Grazebrook, Slaves of Fashion, Woman's Dress, More Radical Ideas upon Dress Reform, Costume, The American Invasion, Sermons in Stones at Bloomsbury, and L'Envoi. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Charmides

Charmides

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Short poetry collection. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Story collection including: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Canterville Ghost, The Sphinx, Without a Secret, The Model Millionaire, and The Portrait of Mr. W. H. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Happy Prince and Other Tales

Happy Prince and Other Tales

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes: The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Lectures and Essays

Lectures and Essays

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes: The Rise of Historical Criticism, The English Renaissance of Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students, London Models, and Poems in Prose. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

House of Pomegranates

House of Pomegranates

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection of stories includes: The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul, and The Star-child. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Critic in Pall Mall

Critic in Pall Mall

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Popular collection of essays, first published in 1919.According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete who, after writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the tragedy of his imprisonment, followed by his early death."e;

Importance of Being Earnest

Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Wilde's best-known play. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. As the result of a famous trial, he suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years of hard labour after being convicted of the offence of 'gross indecency.'"e;

Vera

Vera

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Four-act play, written in 1881.According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death."e;

Three Books of Poetry

Three Books of Poetry

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes:The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Charmides and Other Poems, and Selected Poems.According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death."e;

Seven Plays

Seven Plays

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes the plays:The Duchess of Padua, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome, Vera, and A Woman of No Importance. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death."e;

Eight Books of Essays, Reviews, and Lectures

Eight Books of Essays, Reviews, and Lectures

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes:Shorter ProsePieces, A Critic in Pall Masll, Essays and Lectures, Intentions, The Soul of Man, Miscellanies, Reviews, and Selected Prose.According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death."e;

Dorian Gray, plus Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Dorian Gray, plus Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This file includes the novel "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; plus "e;Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories"e;.The "e;other"e; stories are: The Canterville Ghost, The Sphinx Without a Secret, The ModelMillionaire, and The Portrait of Mr. W. H. According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death."e;

Two Books of Fairy Tales

Two Books of Fairy Tales

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This file includes: "e;The Happy Prince and Other Tales"e; and "e;A House of Pomegranates"e;.According to Wikipedia: "e;Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death."e;

Oscar Wilde Library:  22 Books

Oscar Wilde Library: 22 Books

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This file includes: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories, Shorter Prose Pieces, A Critic in Pall Mall, Essays and Lectures, Intentions, The Soul of Man, Miscellanies, Reviews, Selected Prose, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, A House of Pomegrantes, The Duchess of Padua, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome, Vera, A Woman of No Importance, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Charmides and Other Poems, and Selected Poems.

De Profundis (Indice attivo)

De Profundis (Indice attivo)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2018

Questo libro contiene ora diversi sommari HTML che renderanno la lettura un vero piacere!De Profundis una lunga lettera che Oscar Wilde scrisse, dopo essere stato processato per omosessualit al suo compagno, Alfred Douglas, proprio durante il periodo della carcerazione.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2018

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Works

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Works

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2018

This ebook contains Oscar Wilde's complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Packaged in handsome and affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works. From the musings of literary geniuses like Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of our literary history through the words of the exceptional few. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde's masterpiece and lone novel, has endured as a significant piece of literature partly due to its philosophical nature and artful prose, and partly because of the stir it caused upon its initial publication. Published originally in 1890 in Lippincott's Magazine, The Picture of Dorian Gray--often deemed by Wilde's contemporaries to be indecent --tells the story of an attractive young man eponymous with the title who desires to be eternally young. Dorian is the subject of a portrait by a painter named Basil Hallward, who deems Gray's beauty to be inconceivably great. Rather than having to age himself, young and egotistical Dorian longs for the painting to age instead so that he can remain young and beautiful. When he sells his soul in exchange for eternal youth--a concept Wilde derived from the German legend of Faust--Dorian begins a life of vice and debauchery with its sole aim being pleasure. Meanwhile, the painting documents each of his sins within its appearance. When Dorian confronts the painting again with Hallward, a slew of unfortunate events unfold. Abundant with rich, philosophical themes and commentary, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic tale that warns its readers of the dangers that come with narcissism, self-indulgence, and ignorance.

Woman of No Importance

Woman of No Importance

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2018

The classic satirical play about England's upper class from a master dramatist. Centering on a long-concealed secret, A Woman of No Importance, like many of Oscar Wilde's plays, satirizes England's upper class. A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton's country home, when it is announced that Gerald Arbuthnot has been appointed secretary to the sophisticated, witty Lord Illingworth. Only Gerald's mother stands in the way of his appointment, but she fears telling him why, for who will believe Lord Illingworth to be a man of no importance? A classic takedown of the British upper class, A Woman of No Importance remains just as relevant today as when it first graced the stages of London. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Ideal Husband

Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2018

The classic comedic play of blackmail and political corruption from a master dramatist. A blackmail scheme forces a married couple to reexamine their moral standardsproviding, along the way, a wry commentary on the rarity of politicians who can claim to be ethically pure. With a supporting cast of young lovers, society matrons, an overbearing father, and a formidable femme fatale exchanging nonstop sparkling repartee, Oscar Wilde's classic play moves along at a lively pace. Like most of Wilde's works, this scintillating drawing-room comedy is wise, well constructed, and deeply satisfying. An instant success upon its 1895 debut, An Ideal Husband continues to delight audiences over one hundred years later with its wit, urbanity, and timeless sophistication. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2018

The classic satirical play of gossip gone horribly and hilariously wrong from a master dramatist. ';My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.' Lady Windermere has a happy marriageor she believes she does, until one of London society's gossips, the Duchess of Berwick, arrives with her daughter to voice her suspicions about an affair Lord Windermere appears to be having. And the duchess's testimony is not the only evidence either. Lord Windermere's private bank book shows that he has been giving largeand frequentsums of money to a ';Mrs. Erlynne,' and he even admits to seeing much of the woman. To add insult to injury, Lord Windermere insists that Mrs. Erlynne be invited to the ball being held for Lady Windermere's birthday. Employing the witty dialogue, social satire, and outrageous paradox for which he is still remembered today, Oscar Wilde's classic play shines a light on the destructiveness of gossip and superficial judgment. Lady Windermere's Fan examines the ambiguous sexual morality and gender politics at the heart of the British ruling class, while simultaneously challenging our perceptions of what constitutes a ';good woman.' This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Importance of Being Earnest

Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2018

The controversial comedic play from a master dramatist that shattered social conventions in England. Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners, has delighted millions with countless productions since its first performance at London's St. James' Theatre in 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but also for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation. From the play's effervescent beginnings in Algernon Moncrieff's London flat to its hilarious denouement in the drawing room of Jack Worthing's country manor in Hertfordshire, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating new bons mots and fresh plot twists from moment to moment. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2017

The Picture of Dorian is a novel by Oscar Wilde. Originally published in 1890 inLippincott's Monthly Magazine, it was first rejected by British book reviewers as mawkish and immoral. The Preface is regarded as a literary and artistic manifesto.

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: 150+ Titles in One Edition

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: 150+ Titles in One Edition

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2017

At the turn of the 1890s, Oscar Wilde refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French in Paris but it was refused a licence. Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London. At the height of his fame and success, while his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), was still on stage in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, prosecuted for libel, a charge carrying a penalty of up to two years in prison. The trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with other men. After two more trials he was convicted and imprisoned for two years' hard labour. In 1897, in prison, he wrote De Profundis which was published in 1905, a long letter which discusses his spiritual journey through his trials, forming a dark counterpoint to his earlier philosophy of pleasure. Upon his release he left immediately for France, never to return to Ireland or Britain. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 - 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death.

Das Bildnis Des Dorian Gray

Das Bildnis Des Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2017

Das Bildnis Des Dorian Gray

Das Bildnis Des Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2017

Le crime de Lord Arthur Saville

Le crime de Lord Arthur Saville

Author: Oscar Wilde, Noire sœur Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2017

Un credule double d'un imbecile va commettre un crime pour honorer la prediction d'un charlatan...Telle est la trame du Crime de Lord Arthur Savile. Cette farce a retournement est servie par le style d'Oscar Wilde, fait d'esprit et de malice. Parfois de cruaute sous des dehors plaisants. Wilde s'empare d'un personnage de chiromancien qui, - c'est beta, n'est-il pas ? - n'a pas prevu son propre sort.Dans cette nouvelle de 1887, Oscar Wilde trace avec elegance une satire piquante de la noblesse victorienne.EXTRAITC'etait la derniere reception de lady Windermere, avant le printemps.Bentinck House etait, plus que d'habitude, encombre d'une foule de visiteurs.Six membres du cabinet etaient venus directement apres l'audience du speaker, avec tous leurs crachats{2} et leurs grands cordons.Toutes les jolies femmes portaient leurs costumes les plus elegants et, au bout de la galerie de tableaux, se tenait la princesse Sophie de Carlsruhe, une grosse dame au type tartare, avec de petits yeux noirs et de merveilleuses emeraudes, parlant d'une voix suraigue un mauvais francais et riant sans nulle retenue de tout ce qu'on lui disait.Certes, il y avait la un singulier melange de societe : de superbes pairesses bavardaient courtoisement avec de violents radicaux. Des predicateurs populaires se frottaient les coudes avec de celebres sceptiques. Toute une volee d'eveques suivait, comme a la piste, une forte prima donna, de salon en salon. Sur l'escalier se groupaient quelques membres de l'Academie royale, deguises en artistes, et l'on a dit que la salle a manger etait un moment absolument bourree de genies.Bref, c'etait une des meilleures soirees de lady Windermere et la princesse Sophie y resta jusqu'a pres de onze heures et demie passees.CE QU'EN PENSE LA CRITIQUEAvec cette nouvelle parue pour la premiere fois en 1887, Oscar Wilde s'amuse une fois de plus a egratigner la bonne societe anglaise de l'epoque, pour le plus grand plaisir des lecteurs. -Gand-Ald, Sens critiqueOscar Wilde excelle dans l'art delicat du conte. Son inclinaison pour le beau y trouve tout son sens. Le propos du Crime de Lord Arthur Savile est d'egratigner la bonne societe victorienne, d'en pourfendre avec une suave ironie les travers. - Scopa, Sens critiqueUn petit bijou d'humour noir : Oscar Wilde est indetronable ! -Heureuse, BabelioA PROPOS DE L'AUTEUROscar Wilde, dont le nom complet est Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, est un ecrivain irlandais, ne a Dublin le 16 octobre 1854 et mort a Paris le 30 novembre 1900.

Importance of Being Earnest

Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2017

The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

Woman of No Importance

Woman of No Importance

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2017

Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of Mrs Arbuthnot's long-concealed secret. A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton's country home, when it is announced that Gerald Arbuthnot has been appointed secretary to the sophisticated, witty Lord Illingworth. Gerald's mother stands in the way of his appointment, but fears to tell him why, for who will believe Lord Illingworth to be a man of no importance?

Das Gespenst von Canterville

Das Gespenst von Canterville

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2017

Die Erzahlung Das Gespenst von Canterville (englisch The Canterville Ghost) des irischen Schriftstellers Oscar Wilde erschien erstmals im Jahr 1887 in der Londoner Zeitschrift The Court and Society Review; sie war das erste erzahlerische Werk des Schriftstellers. Man hatte Hiram B. Otis gewarnt, bevor er Canterville kaufte: In diesen Mauern spukt es. Doch vllig unbeeindruckt von solch allzu britischem Aberglauben bezieht der amerikanische Gesandte mitsamt seiner Familie das neu erworbene Domizil. Der amerikanische Gesandte Hiram B. Otis zieht mit seiner Familie in das Schloss Canterville ein, das er, trotz der Warnungen vor einem Gespenst, gekauft hat. Dabei handelt es sich um einen Vorfahren der Cantervilles, der vor etwa 300 Jahren seine Frau umgebracht hat. Ein sich immer erneuernder Blutfleck und Donnerschlge zu den ungnstigsten Zeitpunkten knnen die Familie aber nicht erschrecken. Die erste Begegnung des Gespenstes mit der Familie endet damit, dass es aufgefordert wird, seine strend rasselnden Ketten einzulen, und von den Zwillingen mit Kopfkissen beworfen wird. Auch danach schafft es das Gespenst nicht, die Familie zu erschrecken. Stattdessen verletzt es sich selbst an einer umstrzenden Ritterrstung, wonach Mrs. Otis dem Gespenst eine Medizin gibt. Spter stolpert es ber von den Zwillingen gespannte Fden, rutscht auf deren Butterfallen aus, wird selbst von einer Gespensterattrappe erschreckt und mit einem Krug Wasser bergossen. Eines Tages kommt die Tochter Virginia durch den Hintereingang ins Haus und entdeckt im Gobelinzimmer zufllig das Gespenst, das traurig die herbstlichen Bltter betrachtet. Sie beschliet es zu trsten und begreift nun ein altes Gedicht, wonach es des Gebetes eines unschuldigen Kindes bedarf, um das Gespenst zu erlsen und es seine letzte Ruhe finden zu lassen. Furchtlos begleitet sie den Geist, um ihm zu helfen. Als Virginia nicht zum Abendessen erscheint, beginnt eine aufgeregte Suche nach dem Mdchen.

Canterville Ghost

Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2017

An American diplomat's family moves into an ancient stately mansion. They're warned by the owner that it is haunted by a most horrifying and gruesome spirit who had once cruelly murdered his own wife. The story progresses with creaking floor boards, mysterious passages, dark attics, clanking chains, and weird howling. Yet, the reader is totally unprepared for Oscar Wilde's brand of tongue in cheek humor as he takes all the ingredients of a traditional ghost story and turns it on its head, and creates a hilarious parody instead of a morbid saga!The Canterville Ghost was the first of Oscar Wilde's short stories to be published. It appeared in a magazine in 1887 and provides a prophetic glimpse into Wilde's genius for comic timing, dialogue and situational comedy. He had a successful career as a journalist and poet and consequently turned to fiction and drama. The plot is one that leaves the reader chuckling at every turn. The American diplomat and his family are products of a purely pragmatic culture which has no patience with sentimentality and superstitions. The English mansion is steeped in legends about ancient curses and the diabolical doings of a seventeenth century specter. The Americans believe in a robust, healthy and practical way of life and use all manner of branded cleaning products. The two youngest members of the family called the Stars and Stripes set wicked traps for the ghost, while the daughter Virginia is the only one who can truly appreciate the poor ghost's situation.

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection (All the plays, novels, poems, stories and essays of Oscar Wilde in one single volume!)

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection (All the plays, novels, poems, stories and essays of Oscar Wilde in one single volume!)

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews. Contents:THE PLAYS. Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salom (the French original and Bosie's translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. THE NOVEL. The Picture of Dorian Gray. THE STORIES. All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates. THE POEMS. The Collected Poems of O.W. THE ESSAYS etc. The four essays from 'Intentions', The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

Wilde's only novel, first published in 1890, is a brilliantly designed puzzle, intended to tease conventional minds with its exploration of the myriad interrelationships between art, life and consequence. From its provocative Preface, challenging the reader to belief in 'art for art's sake', to its sensational conclusion, the story self-consciously experiments with the notion of sin as an element of design. Yet Wilde himself underestimated the consequences of his experiment, and its capacity to outrage the Victorian establishment. Its words returned to haunt him in his court appearances in 1895, and he later recalled the 'note of doom' which runs like 'a purple thread' through its carefully crafted prose. A wonderful book! -W. B. YeatsWhile in one sense "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; is as transparent as a medieval allegory and its structure as workmanlike as that of Marlowe's "e;Dr. Faustus"e; in another sense it remains a puzzle: knotted, convoluted, brilliantly enigmatic. -Joyce Carol OatesA story strange in conception, strong in interest, and fitted with a tragic and ghastly climax A remarkable book. -Julian HawthorneMr. Wilde's work may fairly claim to go with that of Edgar Poe. -Walter Pater

O Retrato de Dorian Gray

O Retrato de Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2017

"e;O Retrato de Dorian Gray"e;, o unico romance de Oscar Wilde, provocou reacoes simultaneas de ira e admiracao entusiastica desde o seu lancamento numa versao mais curta no Lippincott's Magazine (1890). Como desafio, Wilde resolveu publicar "e;Dorian Gray"e; em livro, acrescentando-lhe o prefacio e novos capitulos. A primeira edicao saiu em abril de 1891. "e;O Retrato de Dorian Gray"e; uma das obras-primas da literatura mundial e uma narrativa inigualvel acerca da decadncia moral e da perda da alma em troca dos prazeres mundanos.

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2017

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews. Contents:THE PLAYS. Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salom (the French original and Bosie's translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. THE NOVEL. The Picture of Dorian Gray. THE STORIES. All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates. THE POEMS. The Collected Poems of O.W. THE ESSAYS etc. The four essays from 'Intentions', The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2017

Wilde's only novel, first published in 1890, is a brilliantly designed puzzle, intended to tease conventional minds with its exploration of the myriad interrelationships between art, life and consequence. From its provocative Preface, challenging the reader to belief in 'art for art's sake', to its sensational conclusion, the story self-consciously experiments with the notion of sin as an element of design. Yet Wilde himself underestimated the consequences of his experiment, and its capacity to outrage the Victorian establishment. Its words returned to haunt him in his court appearances in 1895, and he later recalled the 'note of doom' which runs like 'a purple thread' through its carefully crafted prose. A wonderful book! -W. B. YeatsWhile in one sense "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; is as transparent as a medieval allegory and its structure as workmanlike as that of Marlowe's "e;Dr. Faustus"e; in another sense it remains a puzzle: knotted, convoluted, brilliantly enigmatic. -Joyce Carol OatesA story strange in conception, strong in interest, and fitted with a tragic and ghastly climax A remarkable book. -Julian HawthorneMr. Wilde's work may fairly claim to go with that of Edgar Poe. -Walter Pater

The Picture of Dorian Gray Vintage Classics x MADE.COM

The Picture of Dorian Gray Vintage Classics x MADE.COM

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

VINTAGE CLASSICS X MADE.COM Dorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt lifestyle and untouched by age. But in a locked room, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a very different story... This series is a collaboration between Vintage Classics and MADE.COM. Using their furniture and fabrics as a starting point, MADE.COM have recreated the settings and atmosphere from three of Vintage Classics's best-loved novels: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Great Gatsby and The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Zeit ist Geldverschwendung

Zeit ist Geldverschwendung

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2017

Wer zu jedem relevanten Thema die passende Sottise auf Lager haben will, kommt an Oscar Wilde als Schopfer spitzer Worte nicht vorbei. Der irische Dandy gehort zu den humorvollsten und pointiertesten Aphoristikern der Weltliteratur. Die vorliegende Auswahl seiner besten Aphorismen bildet das perfekte Handbrevier fur alle lebensfrohen Zyniker, Hipster und Salonlowen.

Die wichtigsten Werke von Oscar Wilde

Die wichtigsten Werke von Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2017

Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfaltig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Inhalt:RomanDas Bildnis des Dorian GrayErzhlungenDas Gespenst von CantervilleLord Arthur Saviles Verbrechen: Eine Studie ber die PflichtDer Modellmillionr: Ein Zeichen der BewunderungDie Sphinx ohne Geheimnis: Eine RadierungMrchenDer glckliche PrinzDie Nachtigall und die RoseDer selbstschtige RieseDer ergebene FreundDie vornehme RaketeDer junge KnigDer Geburtstag der InfantinDer Fischer und seine SeeleDas SternenkindDramaSalomeEssaysDer Sozialismus und die Seele des MenschenAus dem Zuchthaus zu ReadingAesthetisches ManifestZwei Gesprche von der Kunst und vom LebenAphorismenAutobiografische Schriften: De ProfundisEpistola: in carcere et vinculus Briefe aus dem Zuchthaus Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) war ein irischer Schriftsteller. Als Lyriker, Romanautor, Dramatiker und Kritiker wurde er zu einem der bekanntesten und - im Viktorianischen England - auch umstrittensten Schriftsteller seiner Zeit. 1888 verffentlichte er die fr seine Shne geschriebene Mrchensammlung Der glckliche Prinz und andere Mrchen und 1891 den Roman Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray. In diesem Werk, seinem einzigen Roman, fanden Kritiker einerseits autobiographische Elemente, andererseits eine direkte Antwort auf den franzsischen Symbolismus, insbesondere auf Gegen den Strich von Joris-Karl Huysmans. In den folgenden Jahren schrieb Oscar Wilde etwa jhrlich ein neues Werk, vor allem Gesellschaftskomdien. Oscar Wilde schrieb auch eine Kriminalerzhlung: Lord Arthur Saviles Verbrechen.

Picture of Dorian Gray (Prometheus Classics)

Picture of Dorian Gray (Prometheus Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

This collection contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; is Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay young while his picture changes, his wish comes true. In exchange for this Dorian gives up his soul and as he ages the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not him. "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e;, arguably Wilde's most popular work, was considered quite scandalous when it was first published in the late 1800s in Victorian England.

Picture of Dorian Gray (Phoenix Classics)

Picture of Dorian Gray (Phoenix Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Phoenix Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

Phoenix Classics is the reference in classical works. All our works are of good quality and contain an active table of contents (HTML), which will make it easier for you to read. "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; is Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay young while his picture changes, his wish comes true. In exchange for this Dorian gives up his soul and as he ages the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not him. "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e;, arguably Wilde's most popular work, was considered quite scandalous when it was first published in the late 1800s in Victorian England.

Picture of Dorian Gray (Olymp Classics)

Picture of Dorian Gray (Olymp Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Olymp Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

Olymp Classics is the reference in classical works. All our works are of good quality and contain an active table of contents (HTML), which will make it easier for you to read. "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; is Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay young while his picture changes, his wish comes true. In exchange for this Dorian gives up his soul and as he ages the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not him. "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e;, arguably Wilde's most popular work, was considered quite scandalous when it was first published in the late 1800s in Victorian England.

Picture of Dorian Gray (Feathers Classics)

Picture of Dorian Gray (Feathers Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Feathers Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

This collection contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; is Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay young while his picture changes, his wish comes true. In exchange for this Dorian gives up his soul and as he ages the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not him. "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e;, arguably Wilde's most popular work, was considered quite scandalous when it was first published in the late 1800s in Victorian England.

The Picture of Dorian Greyhound (Classic Tails 4) Beautifully illustrated classics, as told by the finest breeds!

The Picture of Dorian Greyhound (Classic Tails 4) Beautifully illustrated classics, as told by the finest breeds!

Author: Oscar Wilde Garrett Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

CLASSIC TAILS - the greatest works of literature, as told by the finest breeds. We all have our favourite classic tales; books that have been beloved to us since childhood, whose wonderful stories and rich tapestry of characters are unsurpassed in modern literature. How, you may ask, could these marvellous works ever be improved upon?Reader, ask no more...for we present The Picture of Dorian Greyhound.

Importance Of Being Earnest

Importance Of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2017

The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while one considered it the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

Importance Of Being Earnest

Importance Of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2017

The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while one considered it the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2017

Basil Hallward's is infatuated and impressed by Englishman Dorian Gray's beauty, and therefore Dorian has been the subject of most of Hallward's oil paintings. While Dorian is posing for a full-length portrait, he meets Lord Henry Wotton, a materialistic man who shares his hedonistic world view, stating that beauty is the only truly important thing in life. Dorian is persuaded to this point and through a course of events sells his soul so that his portrait will wither and grow old, while his earthly body remains young and beautiful. When the wish is granted, Dorian lives a carefree life while his portrait ages, collecting the all the soul-corrupting sins he commits.

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2017

Basil Hallward's is infatuated and impressed by Englishman Dorian Gray's beauty, and therefore Dorian has been the subject of most of Hallward's oil paintings. While Dorian is posing for a full-length portrait, he meets Lord Henry Wotton, a materialistic man who shares his hedonistic world view, stating that beauty is the only truly important thing in life. Dorian is persuaded to this point and through a course of events sells his soul so that his portrait will wither and grow old, while his earthly body remains young and beautiful. When the wish is granted, Dorian lives a carefree life while his portrait ages, collecting the all the soul-corrupting sins he commits.

Happy Prince, and Other Stories

Happy Prince, and Other Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2017

The Happy Prince lived in the Palace of Sans Souci, where sorrow was not allowed to enter, and only pleasure was experienced. Then, a gilded statue set on top of a high column allowed him to see all the wretchedness of the poor, the sick and the lonely who inhabited his great city. What develops is a story of sacrifice and redemption that is a parable for our time. This program includes nine of Oscar Wilde's magical and haunting fairy tales. Written for his own sons, Wilde's tales will provide equal delight for children of today. Included here are: 1. "e;The Happy Prince"e; 2. "e;The Selfish Giant"e; 3. "e;The Devoted Friend"e; 4. "e;The Remarkable Rocket"e; 5. "e;The Nightingale and the Rose"e; 6. "e;The Young King"e; 7. "e;The Birthday of the Infanta"e; 8. "e;The Star-Child"e; 9. "e;The Fisherman and His Soul"e;

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2017

A gothic melodrama full of subtle impression and epigram, which tells a story about moral corruption. The Picture of Dorian Gray touches on many of Wilde's recurring themes, such as the nature and spirit of art, aestheticism and the dangers inherent to it. Illustrated by Elena Odarich.

Lord Arthur Saville's Crime The Portrait of Mr. W. H. and Other Stories

Lord Arthur Saville's Crime The Portrait of Mr. W. H. and Other Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2017

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

The Happy Prince, and Other Stories

The Happy Prince, and Other Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde, Spencer Baird 1875-1950, Illu Nichols Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

de Profundis

de Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Epigrams Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young

Epigrams Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Salome and Ballad of Reading Gaol

Salome and Ballad of Reading Gaol

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Epigrams & Aphorisms

Epigrams & Aphorisms

Author: Oscar Wilde, George Henry Sargent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde, Robert Baldwin Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2017

The Plays; Volume 1

The Plays; Volume 1

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2017

The Poetical Works of Oscar Wilde

The Poetical Works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2017

de Profundis

de Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde, Robert Baldwin Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2017

Salome, a Play

Salome, a Play

Author: Oscar Wilde, Alfred Bruce Douglas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2017

The Plays of Oscar Wilde

The Plays of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2017

Picture of Dorian Gray (ArcadianPress Edition)

Picture of Dorian Gray (ArcadianPress Edition)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Arcadian Press Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2017

Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "e;Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."e;

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde, Robert Baldwin Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2017

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2017

The Portrait of Mr. W. H

The Portrait of Mr. W. H

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2017

The Soul of Man Under Socialis

The Soul of Man Under Socialis

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2017

The Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

The Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2017

de Profundis

de Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde, Robert Baldwin Ross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2017

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Author: Oscar Wilde, Charles Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Epigrams & Aphorisms

Epigrams & Aphorisms

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2017

A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2017

Complete Writings of Oscar Wilde The House of Pomegranates. de Profundis

Complete Writings of Oscar Wilde The House of Pomegranates. de Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2017

The Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

The Importance of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2017

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2017

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2017

Salome A Tragedy in One Act

Salome A Tragedy in One Act

Author: Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2017

The Happy Prince And Other Tales

The Happy Prince And Other Tales

Author: Oscar Wilde, George Percy Jacomb Hood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2017

Complete Writings of Oscar Wilde The Duchess of Padua. an Ideal Husband

Complete Writings of Oscar Wilde The Duchess of Padua. an Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2017

Novels and Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Novels and Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2017

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2017

The Soul of Man Under Socialism

The Soul of Man Under Socialism

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2017

Vera, Or, the Nihilists A Drama in a Prologue and Four Acts

Vera, Or, the Nihilists A Drama in a Prologue and Four Acts

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2017

Salome A Tragedy in One Act

Salome A Tragedy in One Act

Author: Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2017

Picture of Dorian Gray (Cronos Classics)

Picture of Dorian Gray (Cronos Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2017

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "e;Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."e;

A House of Pomegranates

A House of Pomegranates

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2017

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2017

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Manor Books Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2017

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews. Contents:THE PLAYS. Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salom (the French original and Bosie's translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. THE NOVEL. The Picture of Dorian Gray. THE STORIES. All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates. THE POEMS. The Collected Poems of O.W. THE ESSAYS etc. The four essays from 'Intentions', The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime & Other Stories

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime & Other Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2017

"e;Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories"e; is an 1891 collection of short stories by Oscar Wilde. Imbued with Wilde's famous wit, these clever mystery stories will not disappoint fans of Wilde's work and the short story form. The stories include: Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Canterville Ghost, The Sphinx Without a Secret, and "e;The Model Millionaire. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish novelist, playwright, poet, and essayist. He was among London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s, gaining considerable renown for his novel "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; (1890). Other notable works by this author include: "e;The Ballad of Reading Gaol"e; (1898), "e;The Importance of Being Earnest"e; (1895), and "e;Salome"e; (1891). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Lady Windermere's Fan - A Play about a Good Woman

Lady Windermere's Fan - A Play about a Good Woman

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2017

"e;Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman"e; is a play in four-acts by Oscar Wilde, first produced in 1892. It is a tale of scandal and the fall of a woman from grace in a hypocritical and absurdly contradictory high society. A sharp comedy packed full of the cutting witticisms and powerful aphorisms for which Wilde is famous, "e;Lady Windermere's Fan"e; is not to be missed by fans of the stage and of Wilde's seminal work in particular. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an Irish novelist, playwright, poet, and essayist. Although he produced work in many forms, he is best remembered for being one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s, as well as for his world-famous novel "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e;. Other notable works by this author include: "e;The Happy Prince and Other Stories"e; (1888), "e;A Woman of No Importance"e; (1893), and "e;The Importance of Being Earnest"e; (published 1898). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Picture of Dorian Gray (Golden Deer Classics)

Picture of Dorian Gray (Golden Deer Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2017

Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "e;Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps."e;

Importance of Being Earnest

Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2017

The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humor, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

Canterville Ghost

Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2017

"e;The Canterville Ghost"e; is a popular story by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage. The story of the Canterville Ghost takes place in an old English country house, Canterville Chase, which has all the accoutrements of a traditional haunted house. Descriptions of the wainscotting, the library paneled in black oak, and the armor in the hallway characterize the Gothic setting and help Wilde clash the Old World with the New. Typical of the style of the English Decadents, the gothic atmosphere reveals the author's fascination with the macabre. Yet he mixes the macabre with comedy, juxtaposing devices from traditional English ghost stories such as creaking floorboards, clanking chains, and ancient prophecies with symbols of modern American consumerism. Wilde's Gothic setting helps emphasize the contrast between cultures setting modern Americans in what could arguably be a classic symbol of British history-and underscores the "e;modern"e; thinking of the house's mismatched residents, the Otises.

El fantasma de Canterville (Golden Deer Classics)

El fantasma de Canterville (Golden Deer Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2017

Es una parodia de los relatos de terror en la que un embajador americano Hiram B. Otis se traslada con su familia a un castillo encantado en Inglaterra. Lord Canterville, dueno anterior del castillo, le avisa de que el fantasma de Sir Simon de Canterville pulula por el castillo desde que este asesino a su esposa Lady Eleonore de Canterville. Pero el Sr. Otis desoye sus advertencias. As la familia americana de mister Hiriam B. habitan en la mansin, burlndose constantemente del fantasma debido a la indiferencia de estos ante los sucesos paranormales.

El retrato de Dorian Gray

El retrato de Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2017

La novela cuenta la historia de un joven llamado Dorian Gray, retratado por el artista Basilio Hallward, quien queda enormemente impresionado por la belleza fisica de Dorian y comienza a encapricharse con el, creyendo que esta belleza es la responsable de la nueva forma de su arte. Charlando en el jardin de Basil, Dorian conoce a Lord Henry Wotton, un amigo de Basil, y empieza a cautivarse por la vision del mundo de Lord Henry. Exponiendo un nuevo tipo de hedonismo, Lord Henry indica que "e;lo unico que vale la pena en la vida es la belleza, y la satisfaccion de los sentidos"e;. Al darse cuenta de que un dia su belleza se desvanecera, Dorian desea tener siempre la edad de cuando le pinto en el cuadro Basil. El deseo de Dorian se cumple, mientras el mantiene para siempre la misma apariencia del cuadro, la figura en el retratada envejece por el. Su busqueda del placer lo lleva a una serie de actos de libertinaje y perversion; pero, el retrato sirve como un recordatorio de los efectos de cada uno de los actos cometidos sobre su alma, con cada pecado siendo expuesto como una desfiguracion de su rostro o a traves de un signo de envejecimiento.

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection

Author: Oscar Wilde, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 09/06/2017

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews. Contents:THE PLAYS. Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salom (the French original and Bosie's translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. THE NOVEL. The Picture of Dorian Gray. THE STORIES. All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates. THE POEMS. The Collected Poems of O.W. THE ESSAYS etc. The four essays from 'Intentions', The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

The Importance of Being Earnest (Legend Classics)

The Importance of Being Earnest (Legend Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

The final comic or dramatic work from undisputed genius Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is his most enduring popular play and a must-read for any Wilde fan. A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations, the play is an unforgettable satire of Victorian ways. Wilde's notoriety caused the play, despite its early success, to be closed after 86 performances. This latest edition allows you to discover or enjoy once again the writing of one of history's great comedy and drama writers.

Importance of Being Earnest (Legend Classics)

Importance of Being Earnest (Legend Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2017

The final comic or dramatic work from undisputed genius Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is his most enduring popular play and a must-read for any Wilde fan.A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations, the play is an unforgettable satire of Victorian ways.Wilde's notoriety caused the play, despite its early success, to be closed after 86 performances. This latest edition allows you to discover or enjoy once again the writing of one of history's great comedy and drama writers.

Picture Of Dorian Gray (ReadOn Classics)

Picture Of Dorian Gray (ReadOn Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, ReadOn Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2017

"e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; is Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay young while his picture changes, his wish comes true. In exchange for this Dorian gives up his soul and as he ages the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not him. "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e;, arguably Wilde's most popular work, was considered quite scandalous when it was first published in the late 1800s in Victorian England.

Classics Authors Super Set Serie 2 (Golden Deer Classics)

Classics Authors Super Set Serie 2 (Golden Deer Classics)

This book contains the following works with an Active Table of Contents- Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell : The Complete Novels - Thomas Hardy : The Complete Novels - Nathaniel Hawthorne : The Complete Novels - Victor Hugo: The Complete Novels- Robert Louis Stevenson: The Complete Novels - Rudyard Kipling : The Complete Novels and Stories- H. P. Lovecraft : The complete Collection - Edgar Allan Poe : The Complete Tales And Poems- Mary Shelley : The Complete Novels - H. G. Wells : The Classics Novels and Short Stories - Oscar Wilde : The Complete CollectionAlso available :Classics Authors Super Set Serie 1 (Golden Deer Classics)Classics Authors Super Set Serie 3 (Golden Deer Classics)Classics Authors Super Set Serie 4 (Golden Deer Classics)50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 1 Golden Deer Classics50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 2 Golden Deer Classics50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 3 Golden Deer Classics

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Miscellanies

Miscellanies

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Miscellanies

Miscellanies

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Duchess of Padua

The Duchess of Padua

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Duchess of Padua

The Duchess of Padua

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Ballad of Reading Gaol

Ballad of Reading Gaol

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Ballad of Reading Gaol

Ballad of Reading Gaol

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2017

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 19/05/2017

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. The magazine's editor feared the story was indecent, and without Wilde's knowledge, deleted roughly five hundred words before publication. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding the public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press, although he personally made excisions of some of the most controversial material when revising and lengthening the story for book publication the following year. The longer and revised version of The Picture of Dorian Gray published in book form in 1891 featured an aphoristic preface-a defence of the artist's rights and of art for art's sake-based in part on his press defences of the novel the previous year. The content, style, and presentation of the preface made it famous in its own right, as a literary and artistic manifesto.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2017

Importance of Being Earnest

Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2017

The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded his downfall. The Marquess of Queensberry, whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde's lover, planned to present the writer with a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show. Wilde was tipped off and Queensberry was refused admission. Soon afterwards their feud came to a climax in court, where Wilde's homosexual double life was revealed to the Victorian public and he was eventually sentenced to imprisonment. His notoriety caused the play, despite its early success, to be closed after 86 performances. After his release, he published the play from exile in Paris, but he wrote no further comic or dramatic work. The Importance of Being Earnest has been revived many times since its premiere. It has been adapted for the cinema on three occasions. In The Importance of Being Earnest (1952), Dame Edith Evans reprised her celebrated interpretation of Lady Bracknell;

Happy Prince

Happy Prince

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2017

The Happy Prince is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde first published in May 1888. It contains five stories: "e;The Happy Prince"e;, "e;The Nightingale and the Rose"e;, "e;The Selfish Giant"e;, "e;The Devoted Friend"e;, and "e;The Remarkable Rocket"e;. In a town where a lot of poor people suffer and where there are a lot of miseries, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter, meets the statue of the late "e;Happy Prince"e;, who on reality has never experienced true sorrow, for he lived in a palace where sorrow isn't allowed to enter. Viewing various scenes of people suffering in poverty from his tall monument, the Happy Prince asks the swallow to take the ruby from his hilt, the sapphires from his eyes, and the golden leaf covering his body to give to the poor. As the winter comes and the Happy Prince is stripped of all of his beauty, his lead heart breaks when the swallow dies as a result of his selfless deeds and severe cold. The statue is then brought down from the pillar and melted in a furnace leaving behind the broken heart and the dead swallow and they are thrown in a dust heap. These are taken up to heaven by an angel that has deemed them the two most precious things in the city. This is affirmed by God and they live forever in his city of gold and garden of paradise.

Canterville Ghost

Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2017

The Canterville Ghost is a short story by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage. It was the first of Wilde's stories to be published, appearing in two parts in The Court and Society Review, 23 February and 2 March 1887. The story is about a family who moves to a castle haunted by the ghost of a dead nobleman, who killed his wife and was starved to death by his wife's brothers. The home of the Canterville Ghost was the ancient Canterville Chase, which has all the accoutrements of a traditional haunted house. Descriptions of the wainscoting, the library panelled in black oak, and the armour in the hallway characterise the setting. Wilde mixes the macabre with comedy, juxtaposing devices from traditional English ghost stories such as creaking floorboards, clanking chains, and ancient prophecies.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Chump Change Edition)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Chump Change Edition)

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2017

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Chump Change Edition)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Chump Change Edition)

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2017

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2017

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. It also links to FREE AUDIOBOOKS that can be downloaded to your device!For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews. Contents:THE PLAYS. Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salom (the French original and Bosie's translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. THE NOVEL. The Picture of Dorian Gray. THE STORIES. All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates. THE POEMS. The Collected Poems of O.W. THE ESSAYS etc. The four essays from 'Intentions', The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

Picture Of Dorian Gray (Golden Deer Classics)

Picture Of Dorian Gray (Golden Deer Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2017

"e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e; is Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay young while his picture changes, his wish comes true. In exchange for this Dorian gives up his soul and as he ages the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not him. "e;The Picture of Dorian Gray"e;, arguably Wilde's most popular work, was considered quite scandalous when it was first published in the late 1800s in Victorian England.

Salome

Salome

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2017

Salome was the daughter of Herod II and Herodias. She is infamous for demanding and receiving the head of John the Baptist, according to the New Testament. According to Flavius Josephus's Jewish Antiquities, Salome was first married to Philip the Tetrarch of Ituraea and Trakonitis. After Philip's death in 34 AD she married Aristobulus of Chalcis and became queen of Chalcis and Armenia Minor. They had three children. Three coins with portraits of Aristobulus and Salome have been found. Her name in Hebrew is z (Shlomit, pronounced [E lomiI ]) and is derived from the root word (shalom), meaning "e;peace"e;. Salome is often identified with the unnamed dancing woman in the New Testament (Mark 6:17-29 and Matthew 14:3-11). Christian traditions depict her as an icon of dangerous female seductiveness, notably in regard to the dance mentioned in the New Testament, which is thought to have had an erotic element to it, and in some later transformations it has further been iconized as the Dance of the Seven Veils. Other elements of Christian tradition concentrate on her lighthearted and cold foolishness that, according to the gospels, led to John the Baptist's death. A similar motif was struck by Oscar Wilde in his Salome, in which she plays the role of femme fatale. This parallel representation of the Christian iconography, made even more memorable by Richard Strauss' opera based on Wilde's work, is as consistent with Josephus' account as the traditional Christian depiction; however, according to the Romanized Jewish historian, Salome lived long enough to marry twice and raise several children. Few literary accounts elaborate the biographical data given by Josephus.

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2017

Wilde, glamorous and notorious, more famous as a playwright or prisoner than as a poet, invites readers of his verse to meet an unknown and intimate figure. The poetry of his formative years includes the haunting elegy to his young sister and the grieving lyric at the death of his father. The religious drama of his romance with Rome is captured here, as well as its resolution in his renewed love of ancient Greece. He explores forbidden sexual desires, pays homage to the great theatre stars and poets of his day, observes cityscapes with impressionist intensity. His final masterpiece, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, tells the painful story of his own prison experience and calls for universal compassion. This edition of Wilde's verse presents the full range of his achievement as a poet.

Happy Prince and Other Tales

Happy Prince and Other Tales

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2017

The Happy Prince and Other Stories is a collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde. The Happy Prince is the story of a metal statue who befriends a migratory bird and together they bring happiness to others. Also included are The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket.

Het Portret Van Dorian Gray

Het Portret Van Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2017

Dorian Gray is een knappe, naeve jongeman die in Engeland woont. Een vriend van hem, Basil Hallward, is schilder en maakt een perfect portret van hem. Het is zo perfect dat hij het niet wil tentoonstellen (het zou te veel van hemzelf weggeven), en hij geeft het aan Dorian. Dorian wenst dat hij altijd zo knap zou blijven, en dat het schilderij in zijn plaats ouder zou worden. Dorian wordt verliefd op een actrice, Sibyl Vane, en gaat naar een aantal van haar toneeluitvoeringen. Hij vraagt haar ten huwelijk maar nadat ze door haar drukkende liefde voor hem een avond slecht geacteerd heeft, wijst hij haar af... The Picture of Dorian Gray is de enige gepubliceerde roman van Oscar Wilde, en voor het eerst uitgebracht in Engeland in 1890. Het boek verscheen in 1893 als Het portret van Dorian Gray in een Nederlandse vertaling. Haar echtgenoot Louis Couperus had het boek rechtstreeks van Oscar Wilde ontvangen, en zij was er diep van onder de indruk.

Importance of Being Earnest

Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2017

Oscar Wilde created his final and most lasting play, comic masterpieces of all time, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, in 1895. Considered one of the greatest THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is a farce, playing with love, religion, and truth as it tells the tale of two men. Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, who bend the truth in order to add excitement to their lives. Jack invents an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull country home and gallavant in town. Meanwhile, Algernon follows Jacks scam, but his imaginary friend, Bumbury, provides a convenient method of adventuring in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits. Hailed as the first modern comedy in England, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is Wildes most famous work.

Model Millionaire

Model Millionaire

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2017

'The Model Millionaire'' - is a work by the Irish philosopher, aesthete, writer and poet O. Wilde (1854 - 1900). The fairy tale was written in 1888. The protagonist of it Hughie, is a handsome young man, who had a beautiful appearance and he had such an obvious poverty as well. He got 15 books and a sword as a heritage from his father, but this fortune was just a memory and nothing else. When he had tried all the possible ways of honest income, the young man lost his heart. He had one more reason for that: his beloved girl's father refused to allow the young man to marry his daughter. What did he have to do? The poor hero set off to his friend, who was an artist.

Devoted Friend

Devoted Friend

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2017

'The Devoted Friend'' - is a work by the Irish philosopher, aesthete, writer and poet O. Wilde (1854 - 1900). The fairy tale was written in 1888. Wilde's fairy-tales - is a distinctive, charming world, created by the author's fantasy. There are no traditional folklore miracles in it. The writer turned to this genre in the time, his contemporaries were interested in the achievements of the technological progress and in the literature realism and naturalism were the dominating ones.

Happy Prince

Happy Prince

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2017

'The Happy Prince'' - is a work by the Irish philosopher, aesthete, writer and poet O. Wilde (1854 - 1900). The fairy tale was written in 1888. Wilde's fairy-tales - is a distinctive, charming world, created by the author's fantasy. In his fairy tales, artistically perfect and not in a childish way tragic, the philosophic ideas of Wilde-thinker were embodied. Every time the fairy tales are reread, they leave the things to be thought over again and again.

Salome

Salome

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2017

'Salome'' - is a work by the Irish philosopher, aesthete, writer and poet O. Wilde (1854 - 1900). One act play was written by the author in French in 1891. It was translated into English and published in London in 1894. The basis of the tragedy - is the story of Salome, the character of the New Testament. Salome - is the stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, she is the one, who tempted Herod by dancing the Dance of the Seven Veils. To her stepfather's dismay but mother's delight, she requests the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter as a reward.

Sphinx Without a Secret

Sphinx Without a Secret

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2017

'The Sphinx Without a Secret'' - is a work by the Irish philosopher, aesthete, writer and poet O. Wilde (1854 - 1900). This novella was written in 1891. Wilde's name in English literature of the end of the Xix century is connected to the movement of aestheticism. Aestheticism for him became the rebellion towards the Victorian moral with its exchange of the good by bad and vice-versa.

Nightingale and the Rose

Nightingale and the Rose

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2017

'The Nightingale and the Rose'' - is a work by the Irish philosopher, aesthete, writer and poet O. Wilde (1854 - 1900). The fairy tale was written in 1888. It entered the collection of works the Happy Prince and Other Tales The student was dreaming of a red rose, which would give him an opportunity to dance with the girl he was in love with. The Nightingale, who was singing the songs for people who were really in love, decided to help him.

Selfish Giant

Selfish Giant

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2017

'The Selfish Giant'' -is a work by the Irish philosopher, aesthete, writer and poet O. Wilde (1854 - 1900). The fairy tale was written in 1888. The little inspirers of the starting tale-teller were his sons Cyril, and Vyvyan. Later, in 1888 -1891 all his stories were rewritten and compiled into two collections - the Happy Prince and a House of Pomegranates. Wilde's fairy tales are favorites among the readers all over the world, they are interesting to people of different ages.

Canterville Ghost

Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2017

'The Gold Fund of the World Literature'' - is the collection of the e-books, which includes the best examples of the world fiction and presents to the maximum irrefragable list of the most widely read books in the world. Each of the works, published under the cover of this series, enters one or several lists of the best books in different versions, which are not opposed one to another, but are harmonically united, to give the reader the biggest choice.

Ballad of Reading Gaol

Ballad of Reading Gaol

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2017

'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'' - is a work by the Irish philosopher, aesthete, writer and poet O. Wilde (1854 - 1900). The poem, which became famous, was written at the end of 1897 in France. It was published as a separate publication in 1898 in the print run of 800 copies. Wilde wrote this poem after he had spent two years of imprisonment in the convict prison of Reading on indictment of dissoluteness. The author wrote the book under the pen name C.3.3. It was his prison number, which stood for cell block C, landing 3, cell 3. The basis of the plot - is a real situation: the death penalty of the 30 years old prisoner, Charles Wooldridge the Trooper in the Royal Horse Guards, sentenced to death for murder of his wife on the basis of jealousy.

Birthday of the Infanta

Birthday of the Infanta

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2017

'The Birthday of the Infanta'' - is a work by the Irish philosopher, aesthete, writer and poet O. Wilde (1854 - 1900). The fairy tale was written in 1888. Wilde's fairy-tales - is a distinctive, charming world, created by the author's fantasy. There are no traditional folklore miracles in it. The magic lives here in the word, the things are inspired by magic. In this illusory reality everything comes back to life, turning from ordinary - into fabulous.

Canterville Ghost

Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2017

'The Canterville Ghost'' - is a short story, issued under Oscar Wilde's pen(oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, 1854-1900), who was the representative of English Literature, an Irishman by origin. This is a fantastic story about the way human kindness and sympathy are able to take away even the most horrifying curses.

Remarkable Rocket

Remarkable Rocket

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2017

'The Remarkable Rocket'' - is a work by the Irish philosopher, aesthete, writer and poet O. Wilde (1854 - 1900). The fairy tale was written in 1888. The little inspirers of the starting tale-teller were his sons Cyril and Vyvyan.

Young King

Young King

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2017

'The Young King'' -is a work by the Irish philosopher, aesthete, writer and poet O. Wilde (1854 - 1900). The fairy tale is written in 1888. Wilde's fairy-tales - is a distinctive, charming world, created by the author's fantasy. There are no traditional folklore miracles in it. Such works as: the Ballad Of Reading Gaol salome the Birthday of the Infanta the Nightingale and the Rose The Birthday of the Princess the Devoted Friend are issued under Wilde's pen.

Het Portret Van Dorian Gray

Het Portret Van Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2017

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2017

Oscar Wilde: Complete Poems (Golden Deer Classics)

Oscar Wilde: Complete Poems (Golden Deer Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2017

CONTENTSHlas!Eleutheria. Sonnet to Liberty. Ave Imperatrix. To Milton. Louis Napoleon. Sonnet. Quantum Mutata. Libertatis Sacra Fames. Theoretikos. The Garden of Eros. Rosa Mystica. Requiescat. Sonnet on Approaching Italy. San Miniato. Ave Maria Gratia Plena. Italia. Sonnet. Rome Unvisited. Urbs Sacra terna. Sonnet. Easter Day. E Tenebris. Vita Nuova. Madonna Mia. The New Helen. The Burden of Itys. Wind Flowers. Impression du Matin. Magdalen Walks. Athanasia. Serenade. Endymion. La Bella Donna della Mia Mente. Chanson. Charmides. Flowers of Gold. Impressions. The Grave of Keats. Theocritus. In the Gold Room. Ballade de Marguerite. The Dole of the King's Daughter. Amor Intellectualis. Santa Decca. A Vision. Impression de Voyage. The Grave of Shelley. By the Arno. Impressions de Thtre. Fabien dei Franchi. Phdre. Written at the Lyceum Theatre. Panthea. The Fourth Movement. Impression. At Verona. Apologia. Quia Multum Amavi. Silentium Amoris. Her Voice. My Voice. Tdium Vit. Humanitad. Flower of Love. I I I IsI I I IsI IYI I I I I . From Spring Days to WinterTristitThe True KnowledgeImpressionsUnder the BalconyThe Harlot's HouseLe Jardin des TuileriesOn the Sale by Auction of Keats' Love LettersThe New RemorseFantaisies DcorativesCanzonetSymphony in YellowIn the ForestTo my WifeWith a Copy of 'A House of Pomegranates'To L. L. DsespoirPan

The Happy Prince A Tale by Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince A Tale by Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde, Maisie Paradise Shearring Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2017

Shortlisted for the `Best book for children 5-8 years old' - Made for Mums Awards 2018 In a town where a lot of poor people suffer and where there are a lot of miseries, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter, meets the statue of the late `Happy Prince', who in reality has never experienced true sorrow, for he lived in a palace where sorrow isn't allowed to enter. Viewing various scenes of people suffering in poverty from his tall monument, the Happy Prince asks the swallow to take the ruby from his hilt, the sapphires from his eyes, and the golden leaf covering his body to give to the poor. As the winter comes and the Happy Prince is stripped of all of his beauty, his lead heart breaks when the swallow dies as a result of his selfless deeds and severe cold. The statue is then brought down from the pillar and melted in a furnace leaving behind the broken heart and the dead swallow and they are thrown in a dust heap. These are taken up to heaven by an angel that has deemed them the two most precious things in the city. This is affirmed by God and they live forever in his city of gold and garden of paradise.

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2017

'The Picture of Dorian Gray'' - is the most famous novel by an outstanding Irish philosopher, writer and poet Oscar Wilde (eng. Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900). Basil Hallward paints the portrait of a golden-haired handsome man Dorian Gray. While admiring the canvas, the careless young man tells about his wish to get older only on the picture, but to stay forever young himself.

The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2017

The four great comedies of Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were all written at the height of the controversial Irish author's powers in his last, doomed decade, the 1890s. They remain among the most-loved, and most-quoted, of all drama in the English language. Along with Salome, his darkly decadent dramatization of the Bible story, these immortal plays continue to pack theatres, and have been adapted for every kind of media. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays echoes the book form in which Wilde originally insisted his plays were published, and includes illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Happy Prince & Other Stories

The Happy Prince & Other Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2017

The richness of Oscar Wilde's way with words and ideas is given full range in this sparkling collection of short stories written between 1887 and 1891. From the comic tales of The Canterville Ghost and Lord Arthur Savile's Crime to the marvelous fairy stories and fantasies of The Selfish Giant, The Happy Prince and The Star Child, we are treated to the extravagance and dexterity of Wilde's exceptional wit, in stories that will appeal to both adults and children. Beautifully illustrated by Charles Robinson and Walter Crane, this Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Happy Prince & Other Stories also features an afterword by author David Stuart Davies. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2017

Dorian Gray is young, arrogant, and devastatingly handsome. Confronted by his beauty in the form of a portrait, and struck by the terrible realization that he will age, Dorian wishes to retain his charms forever and finds his desire granted. He abandons himself to a life of hedonism, vice and murder, yet his face remains unmarked by his evil. But, hidden in his attic, the painting ages and corrupts, and one day Dorian must stand face to face with the man he has become. A perfect depiction of fin-de-siecle decadence, Oscar Wilde's only novel highlights the tension between the polished surface and murky depths of Victorian high society. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray features an afterword by the playwright and actor Peter Harness. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Wilde, Oscar: The Complete Novels (Book Center) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Wilde, Oscar: The Complete Novels (Book Center) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2017

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews. Contents:THE PLAYS. Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salom (the French original and Bosie's translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. THE NOVEL. The Picture of Dorian Gray. THE STORIES. All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates. THE POEMS. The Collected Poems of O.W. THE ESSAYS etc. The four essays from 'Intentions', The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

Classics Authors Super Set Serie 3 (Golden Deer Classics).

Classics Authors Super Set Serie 3 (Golden Deer Classics).

- Honore de Balzac: The Human Comedy - L. Frank Baum : Oz the Complete Collection- Bront Sisters: Complete Novels and Poems- Joseph Conrad: Complete Works - Daniel Defoe: Piracy Collection- Charles Dickens: Complete Christmas Books and Stories- Nikolai Gogol: Complete Novels- Herman Melville: Complete Works - Plato: Complete Works- William Shakespeare: Complete Works - Mark Twain: Complete Novels- Lewis Wallace: Complete NovelsAlso available :Classics Authors Super Set Serie 1 (Golden Deer Classics)Classics Authors Super Set Serie 2 (Golden Deer Classics)50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 1 Golden Deer Classics50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 2 Golden Deer Classics50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 3 Golden Deer Classics

Classics Authors Super Set Serie 2 (Golden Deer Classics)

Classics Authors Super Set Serie 2 (Golden Deer Classics)

This book contains the following works with an Active Table of Contents- Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell : The Complete Novels - Thomas Hardy : The Complete Novels - Nathaniel Hawthorne : The Complete Novels - Victor Hugo: The Complete Novels- Robert Louis Stevenson: The Complete Novels - Rudyard Kipling : The Complete Novels and Stories- H. P. Lovecraft : The complete Collection - Edgar Allan Poe : The Complete Tales And Poems- Mary Shelley : The Complete Novels - H. G. Wells : The Classics Novels and Short Stories - Oscar Wilde : The Complete CollectionAlso available :Classics Authors Super Set Serie 1 (Golden Deer Classics)50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 1 Golden Deer Classics50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 2 Golden Deer Classics50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 3 Golden Deer Classics

Classics Authors Super Set Serie 2 (Shandon Press)

Classics Authors Super Set Serie 2 (Shandon Press)

This book contains the following works with an Active Table of Contents- Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell : The Complete Novels - Thomas Hardy : The Complete Novels - Nathaniel Hawthorne : The Complete Novels - Victor Hugo: The Complete Novels- Robert Louis Stevenson: The Complete Novels - Rudyard Kipling : The Complete Novels and Stories- H. P. Lovecraft : The complete Collection - Edgar Allan Poe : The Complete Tales And Poems- Mary Shelley : The Complete Novels - H. G. Wells : The Classics Novels and Short Stories - Oscar Wilde : The Complete CollectionAlso available :Classics Authors Super Set Serie 1 (Shandon Press)50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 1 Shandon Press50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 2 Shandon Press50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 3 Shandon Press

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2017

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews. Contents:THE PLAYS. Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salom (the French original and Bosie's translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. THE NOVEL. The Picture of Dorian Gray. THE STORIES. All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates. THE POEMS. The Collected Poems of O.W. THE ESSAYS etc. The four essays from 'Intentions', The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

Oscar Wilde: The Truly Complete Collection (Holly Classics)

Oscar Wilde: The Truly Complete Collection (Holly Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Holly Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2017

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews. Contents:THE PLAYS. Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salom (the French original and Bosie's translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. THE NOVEL. The Picture of Dorian Gray. THE STORIES. All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates. THE POEMS. The Collected Poems of O.W. THE ESSAYS etc. The four essays from 'Intentions', The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection (Golden Deer Classics)

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Collection (Golden Deer Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2017

This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews. Contents:THE PLAYS. Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salom (the French original and Bosie's translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy. THE NOVEL. The Picture of Dorian Gray. THE STORIES. All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates. THE POEMS. The Collected Poems of O.W. THE ESSAYS etc. The four essays from 'Intentions', The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)

50 Classic Gothic Works You Should Read (Book Center)

50 Classic Gothic Works You Should Read (Book Center)

The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole The History of Caliph Vathek - William Beckford The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe Caleb Williams - William Godwin Wieland: or, The Transformation - Charles Brockden Brown Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen Frankenstein - Mary Shelley Melmoth the Wanderer (Lock and Key Version) - Charles Robert Maturin The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - James Hogg St. John's Eve - Nikolai Gogol The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo The Queen of Spades - Alexander Pushkin Berenice - Edgar Allan Poe Young Goodman Brown - Nathaniel Hawthorne The Nose - Nikolai Gogol The Minister's Black Veil - Nathaniel Hawthorne Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens Ligeia - E. A. Poe The Fall of the House of Usher - E. A. Poe The Masque of the Red Death - E. A. Poe The Oval Portrait - E. A. PoeThe Pit and the Pendulum - E. A. Poe The Black Cat - E. A. Poe The Tell-Tale Heart - E. A. Poe Rappaccini's Daughter - Nathaniel Hawthorne The Double - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bront Wuthering Heights - Emily Bront Varney the Vampire - James Malcom Rymer Villette - Charlotte Bront The House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne Bleak House - Charles Dickens Great Expectations - Charles Dickens Uncle Silas - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis StevensonThe Damned (Lbas) - Joris-Karl Huysmans The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman Trilby - George du Maurier Dracula - Bram Stoker The Beetle - Richard Marsh The Turn of the Screw - Henry James The Real Thing - Henry James The House on the Borderland - William Hope Hodgson The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston LerouxThe Lair of the White Worm - Bram StokerThe Outsider - Howard Phillips Lovecraft

De Profundis

De Profundis

Author: Oscar Wilde, Rupert Hart-Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

The definitive edition of Wilde's impassioned letter from Reading Gaol. Imprisoned in Reading Gaol in 1895 for his homosexuality, Oscar Wilde once defiantly wrote `I don't defend my conduct, I explain it'. Wilde's notorious liaison with the Marquess of Queensberry's son, Lord Alfred Douglas (`Bosie'), had so inflamed the Marquess that he made public attacks on Wilde's character. In return, Wilde sued for slander, an action which, to Wilde's bitter astonishment, led to a series of scandalous trials and convictions. From his cell Oscar Wilde wrote De Profundis, the detailed and unsparing revelation of his love and tragedy. Each day he wrote a page at the behest of his warden who would then take it. Only upon his release was he given the full text to read and revise. This volume comprises the complete text of De Profundis, a letter from Wilde letter to Robert Ross, as well as The Ballad of Reading Gaol. It also features an essay by W.H. Auden which offers an insightful retrospective on Wilde, the text itself and the genre of epistolary literature more broadly.

El retrato de Dorian Gray - The Portrait of Dorian Gray

El retrato de Dorian Gray - The Portrait of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2017

Aprender ingles de la mano de los autores mas importantes de la literatura universal es posible con esta coleccion. Los Clasicos Bilingues contienen el texto en castellano acompanado pagina a pagina por su version en ingles. Novela del ingls Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900). Publicada en 1890, esta novela filosfica fue vctima de la censura de la poca por "e;indecente"e; y con el paso del tiempo se hizo un lugar entre las obras ms reconocidas de la literatura inglesa. Versin decadente del Fausto de Goethe, es una crnica profunda y puntual de la poca victoriana con descarnado realismo simblico y de estilo gtico. Contienen actividades de compresin lectora al final del libro

Gesammelte Werke

Gesammelte Werke

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2017

Dieses eBook: "e;Gesammelte Werke"e; ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfaltig korrekturgelesen. Inhalt:RomanDas Bildnis des Dorian GrayErzhlungenDas Gespenst von CantervilleLord Arthur Saviles Verbrechen: Eine Studie ber die PflichtDer Modellmillionr: Ein Zeichen der BewunderungDie Sphinx ohne Geheimnis: Eine RadierungMrchenDer glckliche PrinzDie Nachtigall und die RoseDer selbstschtige RieseDer ergebene FreundDie vornehme RaketeDer junge KnigDer Geburtstag der InfantinDer Fischer und seine SeeleDas SternenkindDramaSalomeEssaysDer Sozialismus und die Seele des MenschenAus dem Zuchthaus zu ReadingAesthetisches ManifestZwei Gesprche von der Kunst und vom LebenAphorismenAutobiografische Schriften: De ProfundisEpistola: in carcere et vinculus Briefe aus dem Zuchthaus Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) war ein irischer Schriftsteller. Als Lyriker, Romanautor, Dramatiker und Kritiker wurde er zu einem der bekanntesten und - im Viktorianischen England - auch umstrittensten Schriftsteller seiner Zeit. 1888 verffentlichte er die fr seine Shne geschriebene Mrchensammlung Der glckliche Prinz und andere Mrchen und 1891 den Roman Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray. In diesem Werk, seinem einzigen Roman, fanden Kritiker einerseits autobiographische Elemente, andererseits eine direkte Antwort auf den franzsischen Symbolismus, insbesondere auf Gegen den Strich von Joris-Karl Huysmans. In den folgenden Jahren schrieb Oscar Wilde etwa jhrlich ein neues Werk, vor allem Gesellschaftskomdien. Oscar Wilde schrieb auch eine Kriminalerzhlung: Lord Arthur Saviles Verbrechen.

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 21/01/2017

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (Original-Titel: The Picture of Dorian Gray) ist der einzige Roman des irischen Schriftstellers Oscar Wilde und zahlt als Klassiker der Weltliteratur. Eine erste Fassung erschien 1890 in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine aus Philadelphia, 1891 wurde bei dem Londoner Verlag Ward, Lock and Co. die heute bekannte, uberarbeitete und erweiterte Fassung in Buchform veroffentlicht. Das seinerzeit als anruchig geltende Werk war auch Gegenstand des Unzuchtprozesses gegen Wilde.

Fairy Tales Of Oscar Wilde: The Complete Paperback Set 1-5

Fairy Tales Of Oscar Wilde: The Complete Paperback Set 1-5

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2017

Soul of Man Under Socialism

Soul of Man Under Socialism

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2017

In The Soul of Man under Socialism Oscar Wilde expounds on an anarchist world view. Wilde argues that under capitalism the majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism-are forced, indeed, so to spoil them: instead of realizing their true talents, they waste their time solving the social problems caused by capitalism, without taking their common cause away. Thus, caring people seriously and very sentimentally set themselves to the task of remedying the evils that they see in poverty, but their remedies do not cure the disease: they merely prolong it because, the proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/12/2016

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2016

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2016

A truly classic gothic horror novel for the ages. The Picture of Dorian Gray has captivated generations of readers with its ethical and artistic questions. What are the true costs of excess? What happens when an artist cares more for his artistic vision than his fellow man? What price should one pay for beauty? A story of duplicity and indulgence, the sacred and the profane. Oscar Wilde at his very best.

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (Edition Anaconda)

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (Edition Anaconda)

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2016

Oscar Wildes Dorian Gray ist eine der beruhmtesten Figuren der Weltliteratur: So stauneswert schon er ist, so unverdorben und naiv ist sein Blick auf die Welt. Verfuhrt durch den geistreichen Zyniker Lord Wotton, sturzt Dorian sich haltlos ins lusterne Londoner Nachtleben. Ausschweifung und Genuss wecken in ihm den innigen Wunsch nach unverganglicher Jugend - und auf wundersame Weise altert fortan nicht mehr er selbst, sondern ein Portrat von ihm. Doch Dorians unbedachter Pakt mit dunklen Machten hat grausame Folgen...

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2016

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2016

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2016

Die Hauptfigur, der reiche und schone Dorian Gray, besitzt ein Portrat, das statt seiner altert und in das sich die Spuren seiner Sunden einschreiben. Wahrend Gray immer maloser und grausamer wird, bleibt sein Aueres dennoch jung und makellos schon.

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2016

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2016

The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue. The magazine's editors feared the story was indecent as submitted, so they censored roughly 500 words, without Wilde's knowledge, before publication. But even with that, the story was still greeted with outrage by British reviewers, some of whom suggested that Wilde should be prosecuted on moral grounds, leading Wilde to defend the novel aggressively in letters to the British press. Today, Wilde's fin de siecle novella is considered a classic.

The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Sir Simon de Canterville has been haunting the residents of Canterville Chase for 300 years - and then the Otis family moves in. No matter how hard he tries, they won't be spooked, and soon the Otis family turns their attention to getting rid of him... This collection contains all seven of Oscar Wilde's stories for children: The Canterville Ghost The Selfish Giant The Nightingale and the Rose The Devoted Friend The Happy Prince The Remarkable Rocket The Young King

The Picture of Dorian Gray (World Classics, Unabridged)

The Picture of Dorian Gray (World Classics, Unabridged)

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2016

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2016

This Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is a truly complete and authoritative single-volume edition of Oscar Wilde's works. It contains his only novel, The Portrait of Dorian Gray, as well as his plays, stories, poems, essays and letters, all in their most authoritative texts. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume.This ebook contains his complete works in a new, easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate format. With this beautiful Collectible Edition, you can enjoy Wildes enduring literary legacy again and again.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October 1854 to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane. Oscars mother, Lady Jane Francesca Wilde, was a successful poet and journalist. Oscars father, Sir William Wilde, was a leading ear and eye surgeon, a renowned philanthropist and gifted writer, who wrote books on archaeology and folklore. Oscar had an elder brother, Willie, and a younger sister, Isola Francesca, who died at the early age of 10.He was educated at Portora Royal School, Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford. While at Oxford, he became involved in the aesthetic movement and became an advocate for Art for Arts Sake. Whilst at Magdalen, he won the 1878 Newdigate Prize for his poem Ravenna. After he graduated, he moved to Chelsea in London (1879) to establish a literary career. In 1881, he published his first collection of poetryPoems that received mixed reviews by critics. He worked as an art reviewer (1881), lectured in the United States and Canada (1882), and lived in Paris (1883). He also lectured in Britain and Ireland (1883 - 1884). On May 29, 1884, Oscar married Constance Lloyd (died 1898), daughter of wealthy Queens Counsel Horace Lloyd. They had two sons, Cyril (1885) and Vyvyan (1886). To support his family, Oscar accepted a job as the editor of Womans World magazine, where he worked from 1887-1889. In 1888, he published The Happy Prince and Other Tales, fairy-stories written for his two sons. His first and only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, was published in 1891 and received quite a negative response. This had much to do with the novels homoerotic overtones, which caused something of a sensation amongst Victorian critics. In 1891, Wilde began an affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed Bosie, who became both the love of his life and his downfall. Wildes marriage ended in 1893. Wildes greatest talent was for writing plays. His first successful play, Lady Windermeres Fan, opened in February 1892. He produced a string of extremely popular comedies including A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). These plays were all highly acclaimed and firmly established Oscar as a playwright. He spent the rest of his life wandering Europe, staying with friends and living in cheap hotels. He died of cerebral meningitis on November 30, 1900, penniless, in a cheap Paris hotel.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2016

The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2016

When the Americans Mr and Mrs Otis and their four children move into Canterville Chase, its previous occupant Lord Canterville warns them that the ghost of his ancestor still haunts the house. Their disbelief is soon shattered by the nightly sound of rattling chains in the hallways and the appearance of mysterious bloodstains in the living room. However, the ghost struggles to intimidate his new victims, as they counter his ghoulish behaviour with typically transatlantic pragmatism, offering lubricator for his chains and cleaning up the stains with detergent. As the spirit is deserted by his capacity to scare, Virginia, the Otises' daughter, gets to know him and learns the tragic tale behind his sad fate.Sparkling with his trademark wit, this classic tale is one of Oscar Wilde's finest stories and is presented here with three other comic mystery stories, 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime', 'The Sphinx without a Secret' and 'The Model Millionaire', all of which were first published together in 1891.

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Picture of Dorian Gray

Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Oscar Wilde's only novel. Dorian Gray sells his soul in a bid to maintain eternal youth and beauty. Only his portrait will age. As with all such bargains, however, there will be a reckoning.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Oscar Wilde's satiric comedy was first staged in London in 1892. Lady Windermere grows suspicious of her husband's interest in Mrs. Erlynne but the truth of the matter is not as it appears . . .Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2016

Crafted at the height of his powers, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is a brilliantly written three act drama rife with witty jokes and ingenious one-liners which still feel as fresh and insightful today as when they were first written, over a century ago in 1895. The play's structure continues to be studied by academics and the play itself read and enjoyed the world over for its sheer entertainment value.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Who would have thought a comedy of manners written more than a hundred years ago would still be so apt and so funny? Oscar Wilde was a genius of play-writing, and his deftness, wit and sharp eye for social satire keep audiences in thrall to this day. Alongside Earnest, discover a biblical tragedy retold, Lady Windemere and her infamous fan and Wilde's take on an ideal husband, in this selection of Wilde's most important plays.