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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, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. ...
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The Novels. •The Picture of Dorian Gray - Magazine Publication. •The Picture of Dorian Gray - Book Publication.
The Plays. •Vera; or, The Nihilists. •The Duchess Of Padua. •Lady Windermere's Fan. •A Woman of No Importance. •Salomé. (Il...

"I have the simplest tastes," remarked Oscar Wilde. "I am always satisfied with the best." In this superlative collection of quotations by the great Irish playwright and wit, readers will find the very best of Wilde's scintillating comments on art, human nature, morals, society, politics, history, and numerous other subjects. Epigrams, aphorisms, and other bon mots gleaned from Wilde's enduringly popular plays, essays, and conversation offer amusing, thought-provoking observations that resonate with truth and profundity beneath their comic surface.
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Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature: Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all featuring star-studded casts with the likes of Jacqueline Bisset, Miriam Margolyes, James Marsters, Alfred Molina, Roger Rees, Yeardley Smith, Eric Stoltz, and many more. This audio also includes a chilling dramatization of Wilde's sole novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Lady Windermere's Fan:
The irreverent satire that launched Wilde's succession of classical comedies. A lord, his wife, her admirer, and an...

Oscar Wilde's dramatic private life has sometimes threatened to overshadow his great literary achievements. His talent was prodigious: the author of brilliant social comedies, fairy stories, critical dialogues, poems, and a novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. In addition to Dorian Gray, this volume represents all these genres, including such works as Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest, 'The Happy Prince', 'The Critic as Artist', and 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectru...
The Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde
The Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde contains passages from his short poems, essays, plays, and letters. There is a lot from de Profundis, which was written while Wilde was in prison. Wilde wrote many essays on other authors, in which he would criticize them or praise them.
Contents:
Preface by Robert Ross
The Quality of George Meredith
Life in the Fallacious Model
Life the Disciple
Life the Plagiarist
The Indispensable East
The Influence of the Impressionists on Climate
An Exposure to Naturalism
Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Wainewright at Hobart Town
Cardinal...
Winner of both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar Wilde is the definitive biography of the tortured poet and playwright and the last book by renowned biographer and literary critic Richard Ellmann. Ellmann dedicated two decades to the research and writing of this biography, resulting in a complex and richly detailed portrait of Oscar Wilde. Ellman captures the wit, creativity, and charm of the psychologically and sexually complicated writer, as well as the darker aspects of his personality and life. Covering everything from Wilde's rise as a young literary tal...
CONTENTS
Hélas!
 
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 Æterna.
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 Marg...
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...

The Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is the only truly complete and authoritative single-volume edition of Oscar Wilde’s works, and is available in both hardback and this paperback edition.

Continuously in print since 1948, the Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde has long been recognised as the most comprehensive and authoritative single-volume collection of Wilde’s texts available, containing his only novel, The Portrait of Dorian Gray, as well as his plays, stories, poems, essays and letters, all in their most authoritative texts.

Illustrated with many fascinating phot...


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