Collected Works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853263972
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Here is a collection of this witty and irreverent author's works--all in their most authoritative texts. Includes The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and other stories and essays.

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
ISBN: 8180320200
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Epistola in carcere et vinculis

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3862678407
Format: PDF, Docs
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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) hat keine Autobiografie hinterlassen, allerdings einen umfangreichen Brief aus dem Zuchthaus an seinen Freund und Geliebten Lord Alfred Douglas. Mit dem Schreiben wollte Wilde erklärtermaßen eine Art Lebensresümee ziehen und die Veränderungen deutlich machen, die sein Denken in der Gefangenschaft genommen hat. Der lateinische Titel des Briefs, »Epistola: in carcere et vinculis«, geht auf Wilde selbst zurück; der ebenfalls für den Brief benutzte Titel »de profundis« stammt hingegen vom ersten englischen Herausgeber des Briefs.

The Importance of Being Paradoxical

Author: Patrick M. Horan
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838637333
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Patrick M. Horan presents his own biography of Speranza and Wilde to illustrate that they were, paradoxically, both rebellious and conventional. He terms this contradictory impulse to upset and maintain the status quo "conventional Bohemianism." Horan then explores Speranza's presence in Wilde's literature and stresses that he shared her love of paradox, which he used to explain his contradictory views about nationalism, feminism, love, motherhood, and imprisonment. Horan argues that, even though Wilde longed to be recognized by fashionable London society, he was "self-alienated" because he was hailed as the son of an Irish nationalist poet. He illustrates that feminism was problematic for both mother and son - they were both trailblazing feminists. Nevertheless, Speranza idealized wives as self-sacrificing and submissive, and Wilde idealized female lovers as objects of beauty. Horan asserts that Speranza's love of Irish myth fostered young Wilde's love of fantasy, which is evidenced in his fairy tales and The Picture of Dorian Gray. He concludes that Wilde wrote fantasy, in part, to identify humanity's inhumanity, to acknowledge that love is often unreciprocated, and to affirm the naturalness of homosexuality. He also proposes that Wilde wrote fiction and drama, to present the self-sacrificing nature of motherhood; his mother's characters clearly exhibit Speranza's at once conventional and Bohemian personality. Finally, the author demonstrates that in "De Profundis," Wilde acknowledged Speranza's wise and paradoxical credo that sorrow brings joy.