Plays, Prose Writings and Poems
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Plays, Prose Writings and Poems by Oscar Wilde
Book DescriptionFamed as a wit and bon viveur, Oscar Wilde lived up to his reputation. This selection of plays, poems and prose writings, introduced by Terry Eagleton, includes "The Importance of Being Earnest", "Lady Windermere's Fan", "The Picture of Dorian Gray", "The Critic as an Artist", Apologia", "The Soul of a Man Under Socialism", "Letter to Robert Ross", "Requiescat" and "The Ballad of Reading Goal". Terry Eagleton is the author of "Criticism and Ideology", "Marxism and Literary Criticsm" and "Literary Theory: An Introduction".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857150421
(212mm x 40mm x 135mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 26-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Oscar Wilde
Narrativa de Oscar Wilde, Paperback / softback (November 2016)
Wilde is a fabulous writer; he possesses the ability to create absolutely spellbinding tales with which to enthrall the reader and capture their imagination. His creativity in storytelling is well-represented in this volume of narrative-style writings from the author.
Canterville Ghost and Other Stories, Paperback (October 2016)
A collection of Oscar Wilde's stories for children with brand new illustrations by Sam Usher.
Fantasma de Canterville, Hardback (September 2016)» View all books by Oscar Wilde
Moving into a haunted house, despite being told it was haunted, Oscar Wilde begins to have fun not only with the Americans way of life but with the British as well, injecting humor and satire at every opportunity. In the end, the ghost becomes significant. Through him, young Virginia learns about life and death and that love transcends it all.
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Author Biography - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October 1854. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford. He later lived in London and married Constance Lloyd there in 1884. Wilde was a leader of the Aesthetic Movement. His only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, was first published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. He published a revised and expanded edition in 1891 in response to negative reviews which criticised the book's immorality. Wilde became famous through of the immense success of his plays such as Lady Windemere's Fan (1892), An Ideal Husband (1895) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). In 1985, after a public scandal involving Wilde's relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, he was sentenced to two years' hard labour in Reading Gaol for 'gross indecency'. His poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol was based on his experiences in prison and was published in 1898. After his release, Wilde never lived in England again and died in Paris on 30 November 1900. He is buried in Pere Lachaise cemetery.
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