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The Best of Oscar Wilde (Annotated)

The Best of Oscar Wilde (Annotated) [Kindle Edition]

Oscar Wilde , M Mataev

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'This collection... illustrates the full range of his interests and of his wit.' Oxford Times

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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was a famous Irish playwright and writer. He began his literary career as a journalist, reviewer, and later, editor of several different magazines. After he quit his work, he set his sights on writing prose, publishing his first collection of short stories in 1888. He would soon afterwards become one of Great Britain's most famous playwrights and a champion of aestheticism.

Today he is best remembered for his wildly popular plays, including The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband, as well as his short stories and his only published novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

In all, this volume is comprised of the following works:
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)
The Portrait of Mr. W. H. (1889)
The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888)
A House of Pomegranates (1891)
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories (1891)
The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)
Lady Windermere’s Fan (1893)
An Ideal Husband (1899)

This edition also includes a foreword and editor’s notes about each of the works.

This edition was NOT merely scanned from an ink-and-paper book, like many Kindle e-books are. All e-books offered by Di Lernia Publishers are hand-edited and checked for spelling and punctuation errors.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 579 KB
  • Print Length: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Di Lernia Publishers (1 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008GU1OS8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #697,455 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 I have nothing to declare... 29 Nov 2012
By aristeuein - Published on
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I have nothing to declare but the potential damage to your eyesight from the absurdly tiny print in this edition of otherwise wonderful selections from the work of Oscar Wilde. Ironically (wouldn't Oscar appreciate this?), the appended listing with summaries of other offerings in this series uses a much larger font. Who designed the print in this paperback? The Marquess of Queensberry?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for today's reader 17 May 2013
By Bob Lewis - Published on
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While the stories are good, the style does not work well for today's reader. I will read more stories in this book, but not as a priority.
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