Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Collins Classics)

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007386966

Category: Fiction

Page: 1216

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The Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is the only truly complete and authoritative single-volume edition of Oscar Wilde’s works.

Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde,Merlin Holland

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 1304

View: 948


A comprehensive collection of Wilde's works including poems, plays, letters, essays, and stories.

The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225501

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1104

View: 1937


Wilde's works are suffused with his aestheticism, brilliant craftsmanship, legendary wit and, ultimately, his tragic muse. He wrote tender fairy stories for children employing all his grace, artistry and wit, of which the best-known is The Happy Prince. Counterpoints to this were his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, which shocked and outraged many readers of his day, and his stories for adults which exhibited his fascination with the relations between serene art and decadent life. Wilde took London by storm with his plays, particularly his masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest. His essays - in particular De Profundis- and his Ballad of Reading Gaol, both written after his release from prison, strikingly break the bounds of his usual expressive range. His other essays and poems are all included in this comprehensive collection of the works of one of the most exciting writers of the late nineteenth century.

Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853263972

Category: Drama

Page: 1098

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Here is a collection of this witty and irreverent author's works--all in their most authoritative texts. Includes The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and other stories and essays.

Delphi Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Illustrated)

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1908909056

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

View: 5778


The incomparable Oscar Wilde has delighted audiences for many, many years, and now you can enjoy his writing in its entirety on your eReading device. This is the COMPLETE WORKS of the great literary giant with bonus texts. (Current version: 5) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our vast range of titles. Features: * annotated with introductions to the plays, novel and other texts * features many images relating to Wilde, his life and works * illustrated with images of how the books first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Victorian texts * ALL of the plays, with excellent formatting * BOTH Wilde's original French version of 'Salome' and Lord Douglas' (his lover) translation in English - available in no other digital collection * two rare unfinished plays * ALL of the short stories with the original beautiful illustrations * BOTH versions of 'Dorian Gray' - the original magazine version and the original book version with extra chapters, all with separate contents tables * the COMPLETE poetry, with special Chronological and Alphabetical contents tables ñ find that special poem quickly! * Every non-fiction essay - even the rare ones Wilde wrote in prison * the rare erotic novel 'Teleny' attributed to Wilde, but now classed as apocryphal - judge for yourself - did Wilde have a hand in writing this rare text? * ALL of the short stories and short story collections * boasts three biographical works exploring Wilde's life, including the famous two volume OSCAR WILDE, HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS by FRANK HARRIS * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * features the complete and unabridged version of DE PROFUNDIS, often missed out of collections * UPDATED with rare non-fiction texts * UPDATED with a special Journalism section, featuring Wilde's reviews and articles CONTENTS The Plays VERA THE DUCHESS OF PADUA LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE SALOM… SALOME (ENGLISH VERSION) AN IDEAL HUSBAND THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST LA SAINTE COURTISANE A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY The Poetry THE COMPLETE POETRY IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER THE COMPLETE POETRY IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Novel THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY THE ORIGINAL 13 CHAPTER VERSION THE REVISED 20 CHAPTER VERSION The Short Stories THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H. THE HAPPY PRINCE AND OTHER TALES THE HAPPY PRINCE THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE THE SELFISH GIANT THE DEVOTED FRIEND THE REMARKABLE ROCKET A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES THE YOUNG KING THE BIRTHDAY OF THE INFANTA THE FISHERMAN AND HIS SOUL THE STAR-CHILD LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME AND OTHER STORIES LORD ARTHUR SAVILEíS CRIME THE CANTERVILLE GHOST THE SPHINX WITHOUT A SECRET THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE The Non-Fiction THE DECAY OF LYING PEN, PENCIL AND POISON ó A STUDY IN GREEN THE CRITIC AS ARTIST THE TRUTH OF MASKS THE RISE OF HISTORICAL CRITICISM THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE OF ART HOUSE DECORATION ART AND THE HANDICRAFTSMAN LECTURE TO ART STUDENTS LONDON MODELS POEMS IN PROSE THE SOUL OF MAN UNDER SOCIALISM PHRASES AND PHILOSOPHIES FOR THE USE OF THE YOUNG A FEW MAXIMS FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF THE OVER-EDUCATED DE PROFUNDIS OSCAR WILDE'S LETTER TO ROBERT BROWNING PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA THE DECORATIVE ARTS THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL THE TRUTH OF MASKS The Journalism LIST OF ARTICLES AND REVIEWS Apocrypha TELENY The Biographies OSCAR WILDE, HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS BY FRANK HARRIS MEMORIES OF OSCAR WILDE BY G. BERNARD SHAW OSCAR WILDE: AN IDLER'S IMPRESSION BY EDGAR SALTUS

The Complete Works Of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443441945

Category: Poetry

Page: 2000

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Featuring the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s collected poetry, prose, and dramatic works, this collection demonstrates the author’s wide range, unerring wit, and unique perspective. Bringing together Wilde’s most famous works, including The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Lady Windermere’s Fan, this anthology is an important resource for any fan or student of Oscar Wilde. Often considered ahead of his time, Oscar Wilde’s works continue to resonate with modern readers and many have been adapted for film and television, including most recently, the 2009 film Dorian Gray starring Ben Barnes and the 2002 film The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Judi Dench and Colin Firth. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (more than 150 Works)

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 807484014X

Category: Fiction

Page: 2121

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This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents of the complete works of Oscar Wilde, containing more than 150 works. 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. At the turn of the 1890s, he 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. There he wrote his last work, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life. He died destitute in Paris at the age of forty-six. Content: The Plays: VERA, THE DUCHESS OF PADUA, LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN, A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, SALOMÉ, SALOME (English Version), AN IDEAL HUSBAND, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. The Poetry: more than 100 poems. The Novel: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, including THE REVISED 20 CHAPTER VERSION. The Short Stories: THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H., THE HAPPY PRINCE AND OTHER TALES, A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES, LORD ARTHUR SAVILE’S CRIME AND OTHER STORIES. The Non-Fiction: THE DECAY OF LYING, PEN, PENCIL AND POISON — A STUDY IN GREEN, THE CRITIC AS ARTIST, THE TRUTH OF MASKS, THE RISE OF HISTORICAL CRITICISM, THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE OF ART, HOUSE DECORATION, ART AND THE HANDICRAFTSMAN, LECTURE TO ART STUDENTS, LONDON MODELS, POEMS IN PROSE, THE SOUL OF MAN UNDER SOCIALISM, PHRASES AND PHILOSOPHIES FOR THE USE OF THE YOUNG, A FEW MAXIMS FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF THE OVER-EDUCATED, DE PROFUNDIS, OSCAR WILDE’S LETTER TO ROBERT BROWNING, PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA, THE DECORATIVE ARTS, THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, THE TRUTH OF MASKS. The Journalism: A HANDBOOK TO MARRIAGE, A RIDE THROUGH MOROCCO, ARISTOTLE AT AFTERNOON TEA, BALZAC IN ENGLISH, DINNERS AND DISHES, HAMLET AT THE LYCEUM, LONDON MODELS, MR MORRIS ON TAPESTRY, MR WHISTLER’S TEN O’CLOCK, MRS LANGTRY AS HESTER GRAZEBROOK, OLIVIA AT THE LYCEUM, THE AMERICAN INVASION, TWO BIOGRAPHIES OF KEATS, TWO LETTERS TO THE DAILY CHRONICLE, WOMAN’S DRESS. Apocrypha: TELENY.

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: The picture of Dorian Gray : the 1890 and 1891 texts

Author: Oscar Wilde,Russell Jackson,Ian Small,Joseph Bristow

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198187721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 534

View: 3013


Here is a collection of this witty and irreverent author's works--all in their most authoritative texts. Includes The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and other stories and essays.

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Josephine M. Guy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198119616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

View: 7750


Volume IV of the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is the first variorum edition of Wilde's major critical writing; it includes the critical essays which were re-published in book-form in his life-time - that is, those anthologised in Intentions and The Soul of Man - as well as his graduate essay usually known by the title The Rise of Historical Criticism, but which this volume titles Historical Criticism. The Introduction gives a detailed account of the composition of each of the essays: it gives a new explanation for the relationship between the 'The Decay of Lying' and 'Pen, Pencil, and Poison' (arguing that they are best understood as companion pieces); it provides the first concrete demonstration that Wilde did, on occasions, knowingly 'copy' his own work; and it reveals that substantial cuts were made to some of Wilde's essays (without his full consent) by the periodical editors with whom he worked. The edition also provides, for the first time, a full collation of the textual variants between the published versions of Wilde's essays (that is, both book and periodical), and all extant manuscripts; in addition it establishes a new, authoritative text for Historical Criticism, based on an examination of the original manuscript, which differs significantly from that printed by Robert Ross in his 1908 Collected Edition (and subsequently reprinted in the Collins Complete Works). The annotation to the edition reveals the full extent of Wilde's 'borrowings' both from his own work, and from other writers; it also reveals that much of Historical Criticism is in fact paraphrasing or translating well-known classical texts, and that the some of denseness of the argument is due to ellipses in Wilde's text that were disguised by earlier editors.