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Poems By Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most... More > popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.< Less
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
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The 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... More > 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. Some contemporary reviews praised the play's humour and the culmination of Wilde's artistic career, while others were cautious about its lack of social messages. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of... More > Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel’s corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, “a terrible moral in Dorian Gray.”< Less
Salome: A Tragedy in One Act By Oscar Wilde
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Robert Baldwin "Robbie" Ross (25 May 1869 –... More > 5 October 1918) was a Canadian journalist, art critic and art dealer, probably best known for his relationship with Oscar Wilde, to whom he was a devoted friend and literary executor. A grandson of the Canadian reform leader Robert Baldwin, and son of John Ross and Augusta Elizabeth Baldwin, Ross was a pivotal figure on the London literary and artistic scene from the mid-1890s to his early death, and mentored several literary figures, including Siegfried Sassoon. His open homosexuality, in a period when male homosexual acts were illegal, brought him many hardships.Ross was born in Tours, France. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Ross< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Oscar Wilde à New York, 1882, par Napoléon... More > Sarony.Œuvres principalesmodifier Oscar Wilde, dont le nom complet est Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, est un écrivain irlandais, né à Dublin le 16 octobre 1854 et mort à Paris le 30 novembre 1900.Né dans la bourgeoisie irlandaise et protestante de Dublin, d’un père ophtalmologiste renommé et d’une mère poétesse, Oscar Wilde se distingue par un parcours scolaire brillant. Nourri de culture classique, couronné de prix au sein du Trinity College de Dublin, il intègre le Magdalene College de l'université d'Oxford, où il se construit un personnage d’esthète et de dandy, sous l’influence des préraphaélites et des théories de L'art pour l'art de Walter Pater, John Ruskin ou Whistler. Excerpt from: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Oscar Wilde à New York, 1882, par Napoléon... More > Sarony.Œuvres principalesmodifier Oscar Wilde, dont le nom complet est Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, est un écrivain irlandais, né à Dublin le 16 octobre 1854 et mort à Paris le 30 novembre 1900.Né dans la bourgeoisie irlandaise et protestante de Dublin, d’un père ophtalmologiste renommé et d’une mère poétesse, Oscar Wilde se distingue par un parcours scolaire brillant. Nourri de culture classique, couronné de prix au sein du Trinity College de Dublin, il intègre le Magdalene College de l'université d'Oxford, où il se construit un personnage d’esthète et de dandy, sous l’influence des préraphaélites et des théories de L'art pour l'art de Walter Pater, John Ruskin ou Whistler. Excerpt from: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde< Less
The Happy Prince: And Other Stories By Oscar Wilde
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The Happy Prince and other stories (1888) by Oscar Wilde, Illustrated by Charles Robinson. The Happy Prince and Other Tales (sometimes called The Happy Prince and Other Stories) is a collection of... More > stories for children. It contains five stories, "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket". It is most famous for its title story, "The Happy Prince". In the main story, a swallow meets the statue of the late "Happy Prince", which houses the soul of the original prince, who in reality had never experienced true happiness. The statue inspires the swallow to selfless acts. Oscar 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, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. The magazine's editor feared the story was... More > indecent, and without Wilde's knowledge, deleted roughly 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. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," and has proved immensely popular since its first performance in 1895. The play certainly... More > has its farcical and comic elements, such as the witty banter exchanged by the characters and the flippant attitude towards love and marriage that characterizes the action. However, the play also explores more serious themes through the central story of Jack Worthing's search for his identity.< Less
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Illustrated) By Oscar Wilde
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Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging... More > his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence.< Less

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