Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde 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. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art", and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist.
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Oscar Wilde
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.
Oscar Wilde
This Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is a truly complete and authoritative single-volume edition of Oscar Wilde’s works. It contains his only novel, 'The Portrait of Dorian Gray', as well as his plays, stories, poems, essays and letters, all in their most authoritative texts. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume.

This ebook contains his complete works in a new, easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate format. With this beautiful Collectible Edition, you can enjoy Wilde's enduring literary legacy again and again.

This collection features the following works:

Novel : The Picture of Dorian Gray

Short Stories :

1. The Birthday of the Infanta

2. The Canterville Ghost

3. The Devoted Friend

4. The Fisherman and His Soul

5. The Happy Prince

6. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

7. The Model Millionaire

8. The Nightingale and the Rose

9. The Portrait of Mr. W. H.

10. The Remarkable Rocket

11. The Selfish Giant

12. The Sphinx without a Secret

13. The Star-Child

14. The Young King

Poetry :

1. The Ballad of Reading Gaol

2. Collection of Poems

3. Miscellaneous Poems

4. Poems in Prose

5. Ravenna

6. The Sphinx

Essays :

1. Art and the Handicraftsman

2. Children in Prison and Other Cruelties of Prison Life

3. The Critic as Artist

4. De Profundis

5. The Decay of Lying

6. The English Renaissance of Art

7. House Decoration

8. Impressions of America

9. Lecture to Art Students

10. London Models

11. Miscellaneous Aphorisms

12. Pen, Pencil and Poison

13. The Rise of Historical Criticism

14. Selected Prose

15. Shorter Prose Pieces

16. The Soul of Man

17. The Truth of Masks

Plays :

1. A Florentine Tragedy — A Fragment

2. A Woman of No Importance

3. An Ideal Husband

4. The Duchess of Padua

5. For Love of the King

6. The Importance of Being Earnest

7. La Sainte Courtisane or, the Woman Covered with Jewels

8. Lady Windermere’s Fan

9. Salomé

10. Vera, or the Nihilists

Non-Fiction :

A Critic in Pall Mall


(The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde, 9788180320200)

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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)

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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
Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray, the only novel by Oscar Wilde, was first published in 1890. A substantially revised and expanded edition was published in April 1891. For the new edition, Wilde revised the content of the novel's existing chapters, divided the final chapter into two chapters, and created six entirely new additional chapters. Whereas the original edition of the novel contains 13 chapters, the revised edition of the novel contains 20 chapters. The 1891 version was expanded from 13 to 20 chapters, but also toned down, particularly in some of its overt homoerotic aspects. Also, chapters 3, 5, and 15 to 18 are entirely new in the 1891 version, and chapter 13 from the first edition is split in two (becoming chapters 19 and 20). The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Dorian is selected for his remarkable physical beauty, and Basil becomes strongly infatuated with Dorian, believing that his beauty is responsible for a new mode of art. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered one of the last works of classic gothic horror fiction with a strong Faustian theme. It deals with the artistic movement of the decadents, and homosexuality, both of which caused some controversy when the book was first published. However, in modern times, the book has been referred to as "one of the modern classics of Western literature”. Oscar 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 only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), his plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.
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