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The Best of Oscar Wilde

The Best of Oscar Wilde Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1101157690
Release 2004-05-04
Pages 432
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Oscar Wilde’s infamous wit, taste for scandal, and gift for revealing the hypocrisies of fashionable society are on display here in this collection of his finest plays. A genius both of and ahead of his time, he built his craft on the eternal questions of right and wrong—with pithy dialogue as fresh today as when it was written. In addition to Wilde’s five major plays, this Signet Classics edition contains: • Two interviews with the playwright at the peak of his career, in which Wilde discusses his work—and his critics • Some of his most brilliant critical writing, in which he discusses the nature of art in terms that anticipate much of today’s literary theory • An appendix that restores valuable lines that appeared in the original text of The Importance of Being Earnest With an Introduction by Sylvan Barnet and a New Afterword by Marylu Hill



Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Author Richard Ellmann
ISBN-10 9780804151122
Release 2013-09-04
Pages 736
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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 talent to his eventual imprisonment and death in exile with exquisite detail, Ellmann's fascinating account of Wilde's life and work is a resounding triumph. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Making Oscar Wilde

Making Oscar Wilde Author Michèle Mendelssohn
ISBN-10 9780192523297
Release 2018-05-24
Pages 303
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Witty, inspiring, and charismatic, Oscar Wilde is one of the Greats of English literature. Today, his plays and stories are beloved around the world. But it was not always so. His afterlife has given him the legitimacy that life denied him. Making Oscar Wilde reveals the untold story of young Oscar's career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America. Set on two continents, it tracks a larger-than-life hero on an unforgettable adventure to make his name and gain international acclaim. 'Success is a science,' Wilde believed, 'if you have the conditions, you get the result.' Combining new evidence and gripping cultural history, Michèle Mendelssohn dramatizes Wilde's rise, fall, and resurrection as part of a spectacular transatlantic pageant. With superb style and an instinct for story-telling, she brings to life the charming young Irishman who set out to captivate the United States and Britain with his words and ended up conquering the world. Following the twists and turns of Wilde's journey, Mendelssohn vividly depicts sensation-hungry Victorian journalism and popular entertainment alongside racial controversies, sex scandals, and the growth of Irish nationalism. This ground-breaking revisionist history shows how Wilde's tumultuous early life embodies the story of the Victorian era as it tottered towards modernity. Riveting and original, Making Oscar Wilde is a masterful account of a life like no other.



Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Author Nicholas Frankel
ISBN-10 9780674982024
Release 2017-10-16
Pages 340
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Nicholas Frankel presents a revisionary account of Oscar Wilde’s final years, spent in poverty and exile in Europe following his release from an English prison for the crime of gross indecency between men. Despite repeated setbacks and open hostility, Wilde—unapologetic and even defiant—attempted to rebuild himself as a man, and a man of letters.



The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde

The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde Author Joseph Pearce
ISBN-10 1586170260
Release 2000
Pages 412
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Details the life of Oscar Wilde, including his work as an author, his fascination with Catholicism, and his time in prison for a homosexual affair.



Oscar Wilde s Wit and Wisdom

Oscar Wilde s Wit and Wisdom Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780486111001
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 64
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Amusing, thought-provoking epigrams, aphorisms, and other jests from the plays, essays, and lively conversation of Oscar Wilde offer a feast of humorous and profound quips. Nearly 400 quotes.



The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9788826044026
Release 2017-03-29
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"The Picture of Dorian Gray" 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. "The Picture of Dorian Gray", arguably Wilde's most popular work, was considered quite scandalous when it was first published in the late 1800s in Victorian England.



Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance

Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance Author Gyles Brandreth
ISBN-10 9781416553793
Release 2008-01-08
Pages 288
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Lovers of historical mysteries will relish this chilling Victorian tale based on real events and cloaked in authenticity. The first in a series of fiendishly clever historical murder mysteries, it casts British literature’s most fascinating and controversial figure as the lead sleuth. A young artist’s model has been murdered, and legendary wit Oscar Wilde enlists his friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard to help him investigate. But when they arrive at the scene of the crime they find no sign of the gruesome killing—save one small spatter of blood, high on the wall. Set in London, Paris, Oxford, and Edinburgh at the height of Queen Victoria’s reign, here is a gripping eyewitness account of Wilde’s secret involvement in the curious case of Billy Wood, a young man whose brutal murder served as the inspiration for The Picture of Dorian Gray. Told by Wilde’s contemporary—poet Robert Sherard—this novel provides a fascinating and evocative portrait of the great playwright and his own “consulting detective,” Sherlock Holmes creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.



Epigrams of Oscar Wilde

Epigrams of Oscar Wilde Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1840222751
Release 2007
Pages 240
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Oscar Wilde's well-turned phrases and spontaneous insults still cause much amusement and admiration. This book contains quotes most of which are taken from Wilde's plays, novels and essays.



Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Author Edouard Roditi
ISBN-10 0811209954
Release 1947
Pages 209
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Analyzes the poetry, novels, and plays of this 19th century writer and reveals his influence on modern literature.



The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1840225505
Release 2007
Pages 1104
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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.



Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Author Ruth Robbins
ISBN-10 9781441167460
Release 2011-06-16
Pages 208
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A short, readable introduction to Oscar Wilde's life, work and afterlife.



De Profundis

De Profundis Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781632098733
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 61
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "De Profundis" by Oscar Wilde is a long letter to his lover, Alfred Douglas, during Oscar Wilde's imprisonment for offensive behavior.



Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Author Arthur Ransome
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3575907
Release 1912
Pages 212
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Oscar Wilde has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Oscar Wilde also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Oscar Wilde book for free.



Philosophy and Oscar Wilde

Philosophy and Oscar Wilde Author Michael Y. Bennett
ISBN-10 9781137579584
Release 2017-02-22
Pages 194
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This book is the first collection of essays to discuss Oscar Wilde’s love and vast knowledge of philosophy. Over the past few decades, Oscar Wilde scholars have become increasingly aware of Wilde’s love and intimate knowledge of philosophy. Wilde’s “Oxford Notebooks” and his soon-to-be-published “Notebook on Philosophy” all point to Wilde not just as an aesthete, but also as a serious philosophical thinker. The aim of this collection is not to make the statement that Wilde was a philosopher, or that his works were philosophical tracts. Rather, it provides a space to explore any and all linkages between Wilde’s works and philosophical thought. Addressing a broad spectrum of philosophical matter, from classical philology to Daoism, ethics to aestheticism, this collection enriches the literature on Wilde and philosophy alike.



Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

Collected Works of Oscar Wilde Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1853263974
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 954
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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.



The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde

The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde Author Neil McKenna
ISBN-10 9780786734924
Release 2009-03-05
Pages 576
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In The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, Neil McKenna provides stunning new insight into the tumultuous sexual and psychological worlds of this brilliant and tormented figure. McKenna charts Wilde’s astonishing odyssey through London’s sexual underworld, and provides explosive new evidence of the political machinations behind Wilde’s trials for sodomy. Dazzlingly written and meticulously researched, The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde offers a vividly original portrait of a troubled genius who chose to martyr himself for the cause of love between men.