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Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook You

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Oscar Wilde books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Collins Classics) (2003)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook YouThe 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….
Author(s): Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland

2. The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Stories, Plays, Poems & Essays (2008)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook YouA unique one-volume anthology which includes all of Wilde’s stories, plays, and poems. It also features a large portion of his essays and letters and an introduction by Wilde’s son, Vyvyan Holland. #160,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3050 in Short Stories (Books) #1920 in Literature #1199 in Reference (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

3. Oscar Wilde, Complete Collection (2014)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook YouOscar 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…
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

4. The Picture of Dorian Gray (2018)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook YouThe Picture of Dorian Gray is an 1891 philosophical novel by Irish writer and playwright Oscar Wilde. First published as a serial story in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine, the editors feared the story was indecent, and without Wilde’s knowledge, deleted 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…
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

5. The Importance of Being Earnest (2019)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook YouThe 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 personæ 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…
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

6. Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde (Signet Classics) (2008)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook YouPublished here alongside their evocative original illustrations, these fairy tales, as Oscar Wilde himself explained, were written “partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy.” #502,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1372 in Fantasy Anthologies #2591 in Classic American Literature #648 in Victorian Literary Criticism (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Oscar Wilde , Gyles Brandreth, et al.

7. Oscar Wilde’s Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions) (1998)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook You“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.Widely acknowledged as the most brilliant…
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

8. The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde (2018)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook You“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…
Author(s): Oscar Wilde, Nicholas Frankel

9. Oscar Wilde (1988)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook YouWinner 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…
Author(s): Richard Ellmann

10. Oscar Wilde – The Major Works (Oxford World’s Classics) (2008)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook YouOscar 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 spectrum of literature from around the…
Author(s): Oscar Wilde, Isobel Murray

11. The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Selected Critical Prose (Penguin Classics) (2001)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook YouOscar Wilde—witty raconteur, flamboyant hedonist, and self-destructive lover—is most familiar as the author of brilliant comedies, including The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, and the decadent novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. This selection of critical writings reveals a different side of the great writer—the deep and serious reader of literature and philosophy, and the eloquent and original thinker about society and art. This illuminating collection includes “The Portrait of Mr. W. H.,” “In Defense of Dorian Gray,”…
Author(s): Oscar Wilde, Linda Dowling

12. The Complete Short Stories (Oxford World’s Classics) (2010)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook YouOscar Wilde was already famous as a brilliant wit and raconteur when he first began to publish his short stories in the late 1880s. Admired by George Orwell and W. B. Yeats, the stories include poignant fairy-tales such as “The Happy Prince” and “The Selfish Giant,” the extravagant comedy of “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” and “The Canterville Ghost,” and the daring narrative experiments of “The Portrait of Mr. W. H.,” Wilde’s fictional investigation into the identity of the dedicatee of Shakespeare’s sonnets. John Sloan’s Introduction argues for Wilde’s originality and literary achievement as a…
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

13. The Picture of Dorian Gray (2015)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook YouThe Picture of Dorian Gray is an 1891 philosophical novel by writer and playwright Oscar Wilde. First published as a complete story in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine, the editors feared the story was indecent, and without Wilde’s knowledge, deleted 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…
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

14. De Profundis: The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Writings (1999)

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook YouDe Profundis is Wilde’s eloquent and bitter reproach from prison to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. He contrasts his behaviour with that of his close friend Robert Ross who became Wilde’s literary executor. The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a deeply moving and characteristically generous poem on the horrors of prison life, which was published anonymously in 1898. This collection also includes the essay The Soul of Man under Socialism and two of his Platonic dialogues, The Decay of Lying and The Critic as Artist. #415,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #370 in Literary Letters #12173 in Classic Literature & Fiction #12743…
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

Books shelved as oscar-wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost by Oscar W Neil McKenna’s 2003 biography, The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, offers an exploration of Wilde’s sexuality. Often speculative in nature, it was widely criticised for its pure conjecture and lack of scholarly rigour. Thomas Wright’s Oscar’s Books (2008) explores Wilde’s reading from his childhood in Dublin to his death in Paris. Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (* 16. Oktober 1854 in Dublin; † 30. November 1900 in Paris) war ein irischer Schriftsteller, der sich nach Schulzeit und Studium in Dublin und Oxford in London niederließ. 4809 quotes from Oscar Wilde: ‘Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.’, ‘Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.’, and ‘To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.’

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Oscar Wilde's Aesthetic Education: The Oxford Classical Curriculum

Author(s): Leanne Grech
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2407584

The Influence of Oscar Wilde on W.B. Yeats

Author(s): Noreen Doody
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2251486

Oscar Wilde and Contemporary Irish Drama: Learning to be Oscar's Contemporary

Author(s): Graham Price
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311029

Making Oscar Wilde

Author(s): Michèle Mendelssohn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 48 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2400360

Philosophy and Oscar Wilde

Author(s): Michael Y. Bennett (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1678638

Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood

Author(s): Joseph Bristow (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2017, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2152964

Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years

Author(s): Nicholas Frankel
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2336447

One Day, Oscar Wilde

Author(s): Burçin Erol
Publisher: Bizim Buro, Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1565786

Wilde's women : how Oscar Wilde was shaped by the women of his life

Author(s): Fitzsimons, Eleanor; Wilde, Oscar
Publisher: The Overlook Press;Overlook Duckworth, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2081404

Oscar Wilde Prefigured: Queer Fashioning and British Caricature, 1750-1900

Author(s): Dominic Janes
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Year: 2016, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2304277

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