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Greatest Works of Oscar Wilde: Vera or, The Nihilists, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Happy Prince, The Canterville Ghost, Intentions, The Soul of Man Under Socialism & All Works By Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish writer and poet. He became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Wilde's life continues to fascinate and he has been the subject of... More > numerous biographies since his death. Concerned about the effect of moralising on art, he believed in its redemptive, developmental powers: "Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force." This collection, contains his complete works, in their original editions, plays (Vera or, The Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest), short stories (The Happy Prince and Other Tales, A House of Pomegranates, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories, The Canterville Ghost) poems, essays, aphorisms, and the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray".< Less
A House of Pomegranates By Oscar Wilde
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A House of Pomegranates is a collection of fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde, that was published as a second collection for The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888). Wilde once said that this... More > collection was "intended neither for the British child nor the British public." The stories included in this collection are as follows: The Young King The Birthday of the Infanta The Fisherman and his Soul The Star-Child< 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 St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which... More > the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order 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 foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.< Less
A House of Pomegranates By Oscar Wilde
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A House of Pomegranates is a collection of fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde and first published in 1891.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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A gothic melodrama full of subtle impression and epigram, which tells a story about moral corruption. The Picture of Dorian Gray touches on many of Wilde's recurring themes, such as the nature and... More > spirit of art, aestheticism and the dangers inherent to it. Illustrated by Elena Odarich.< Less
Intentions By Oscar Wilde
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Poems By Oscar Wilde
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The Canterville Ghost, Illustrated By Oscar WILDE
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This is a popular short novel by Oscar Wilde. The story is a traditional English ghost story with the elements of comedy. This version is a newly illustrated variant of the original one, with over 15... More > unique illustrations.< 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. Fearing the story was indecent, the magazine's... More > editor 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. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press, although he personally made excisions of some of the most controversial material when revising and lengthening the story for book publication the following year.< Less

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