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Complete Works of Oscar Wilde [Kindle Edition]

Oscar Wilde
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Book Description

“COMPLETE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE” CONTAINS:
• AN AESTHETIC BOOK COVER
• A BEGINNING CLICK-ABLE TABLE OF CONTENT FOR ALL TITLES
• INNER CLICK-ABLE TABLES OF CONTENT FOR ALL INDIVIDUAL BOOKS WITH MULTIPLE CHAPTERS.
• NICELY FORMATTED CHAPTERS AND TEXT.

AUTHOR’S WORKS INCLUDE:
• COLLECTED POEMS
• VERA OR, THE NIHILISTS
• THE DUCHESS OF PADUA
• SALOMÉ (FRENCH VERSION)
• LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN
• A WOMAN
• SALOMÉ: A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT
• AN IDEAL HUSBAND: A PLAY
• THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: A TRIVIAL COMEDY FOR SERIOUS PEOPLE
• A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY
• LA SAINTE COURTISANE
• THE HAPPY PRINCE AND OTHER STORIES
• A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES
• LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME
• THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H.
• THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
• INTENTIONS
• THE SOUL OF MAN
• DE PROFUNDIS

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The appearance of this first volume in the new Oxford series of Wilde's complete works is a significant event for all students of the writer. For the first time, all Wilde's known surviving poems are collected together, including twenty-one which were not published during his lifetime (Review of Engish Studies)

The editorial apparatus is meticulous and exhaustive ... As ancillary evidence for Wilde's later importance as a major cultural phenomenon, they [the poems] will reward more serious attention from scholars than they have previously received, and to that end this edition will deservedly become a standard work (Review of Engish Studies)

From the Back Cover

Continuously in print since 1948, the Collins 'Complete Works of Oscar Wilde' has long been established as the most comprehensive and authoritative single-volume collection of Wilde's work available, containing his only novel, ' The Pictures of Dorian Gray', as well as his plays, stories, poems, essays and letters, all in their most authoritative texts. This new and expanded edition now includes

• all the plays and stories
• additional essays and poems
• newly commissioned introductions to each section by Merlin Holland, Owen Dudley Edwards, Declan Kiberd and Terence Brown
• a chronological table of Oscar Wilde's life and work

This book retains the 1966 general introduction by Oscar Wilde's son, Vyvyan Holland, with a new introduction by his grandson, Merlin Holland. Also included is a comprehensive biography of works by and about Oscar Wilde.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6299 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Minerva Classics (19 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ENTYI8Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #257,221 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford where, a disciple of Pater, he founded an aesthetic cult. In 1884 he married Constance Lloyd, and his two sons were born in 1885 and 1886.
His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), and social comedies Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), established his reputation. In 1895, following his libel action against the Marquess of Queesberry, Wilde was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for homosexual conduct, as a result of which he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), and his confessional letter De Profundis (1905). On his release from prison in 1897 he lived in obscurity in Europe, and died in Paris in 1900.


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1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THE PAPERBACK VERSION!!! 16 July 2008
By BDHolic
Format:Paperback
This rating is only for the paperback version not the text itself. The quality of this version is so horrible that I can not even read it and have to buy the hardcover version. Don't make the same misstake I did!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The essential guide to sagacity 18 Jun. 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
It's not really necessary to say that Wilde is one of the best authors ever. His works are obligatory to any serious reader's bookshelf. If you are not a native English speaker, it's also a good fountain of vocabulary and "Brit" wit. Well done Oscar, wherever you are!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Profoundly moving 19 July 2012
Format:Hardcover
I read De Profundis. If you haven't already, you should too. It's stunning - an incredibly moving, profound and beautifully written piece of prose. Wilde, languishing alone in Reading Gaol, approaching the end of his two-year sentence for gross indecency, is writing to Lord Alfred Douglas, the vain, empty-headed, upper-crust young man whose outrageous, selfish behaviour brought him to ruin. In his letter, Wilde talks of the misery and shame he has endured since his conviction and imprisonment. He talks of his mistakes and regrets, of the 'revolting scandal' that led to his downfall, of the effect that his disgrace has had on his family. And he talks too, brilliantly and with heartbreaking clarity, of the love and humility and wisdom that he has found in his suffering. "Where there is Sorrow there is holy ground," Wilde tells his former lover, whose arrogance and stupidity he has long since forgiven. "Some day you will realise what that means. You will know nothing of life till you do."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, great fly-swat! 20 Oct. 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Whoa! I was totally unfamiliar with the works of Oscar Wilde, until I bought this one on a friend's recommendation. It's huuuuuge, yet incredibly beautiful. Dorian Gray must be one of the greatest stories ever told, his poems are razor-sharp, his letters not less, and every line he comes up with is quotable. If you want to make sure you don't miss a thing, this is the book to get (and try his biography, especially the part about the trial).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, good quality ! 23 May 2015
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This review is more about the product it self than about the contents. I mean, we all know Oscar Wilde, it's a big classic and people who buy it usually know what they do.
SO, the book i received is the not the one showed : the cover is different. But it really doesn't matter because it's still nice. The inside contents are well presented, nice and cosy to read.
It arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Thumbs up !
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4.0 out of 5 stars A really good read 22 April 2011
By RRB
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this used and it was in good condition and at a very good price. I didn't read the plays, but apart from those I found the compilation extremely worthwhile reading.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical, Fantastic, and Wilde! 30 Aug. 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This novel is a turbulant explanation of the ruined life of a man who has escaped any physical ramifications of sin. Dorian Gray's body and face go untouched by the nightmarish double-life he leads, while his portrait is changed by every wrong. The main question I had after reading it was whether someone would feel emotionally the effects of sin if he didn't feel them physically. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is young or remembers being so, for this work explores the wonders and miseries of youth.
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By S. Webb
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A very clever, witty writer which played a part in his downfall. Good book, well packed and enjoyable piece of literature.
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