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5.0 out of 5 stars Wilde for the masses, 6 Mar. 2009
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This review is from: Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Collins Classics) (Paperback)
Wilde's work is fantastic - witty and hilarious but he also had an amazing way of getting to the truth of things, especially when in the context of human behaviour. I'm afraid I feel the need to respond to Fredi's review stating that the price is an insult to Wilde's genious... Firstly, he is dead, so he won't be missing out and I'm pretty sure his works sell well enough that his family don't need to worry about that side either. Secondly, I personally am really pleased to see the price of this - to me it says that just about anyone can afford to have their own copy to enjoy, and to me that is fantastic - I'm reasonably sure that Wilde would agree with me. Wilde is one of the great authors in history, up there with the likes of Shakespeare, and I really believe that everyone should have access to this wonderful literature - so well done Amazon for bringing it to us so affordably!
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Initial post: 22 Feb 2010 14:21:54 GMT
mrs m says:
Also, when discussing the price of the book, it should be remembered that novels published before 1900 are now considered 'public domain'. Hence they can be downloaded free of charge should anyone so wish.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jul 2015 10:39:26 BDT
Jacques R says:
This is interesting information, I was not aware of this. I always wondered why the classic works costs so little and this explains it. Do you know the reason for the specific date of 1900? Is it a rolling date of say 100 years back? Thank you
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