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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?

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

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.
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

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.
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

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.
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

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) Woul…
Author(s): Oscar Wilde , Gyles Brandreth, et al.

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.
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

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.
Author(s): Oscar Wilde, Nicholas Frankel

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.
Author(s): Richard Ellmann

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.
Author(s): Oscar Wilde, Isobel Murray

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.
Author(s): Oscar Wilde, Linda Dowling

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.
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

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.
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

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.
Author(s): Oscar Wilde

Best Oscar Wilde Books That Will Hook You

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Freak to Chic: “Gay” Men in and out of Fashion after Oscar Wilde

Author(s): Dominic Janes
ID: 3000011, Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, Year: 2021, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf

The Invention of Oscar Wilde

Author(s): Nicholas Frankel
ID: 3033800, Publisher: Reaktion Books, Year: 2021, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf

Resist Everything Except Temptation: The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde

Author(s): Kristian Williams
ID: 2594599, Publisher: AK Press, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

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