Oscar Wilde: The Complete Works (Collector's Library Editions Series)

Oscar Wilde: The Complete Works (Collector's Library Editions Series)

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by Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, Walter Crane, Jacomb Hood
     
 

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Playwright, novelist, essayist, poet and epigrammatist, Oscar Wilde was Ireland's greatest and most inspired wit. Renowned equally for his espousal of aestheticism and art for art's sake, he became notorious for his affairs with Lord Alfred Douglas and others. Today he is remembered for the brilliance of his writing, and this complete edition of his works contains all

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Playwright, novelist, essayist, poet and epigrammatist, Oscar Wilde was Ireland's greatest and most inspired wit. Renowned equally for his espousal of aestheticism and art for art's sake, he became notorious for his affairs with Lord Alfred Douglas and others. Today he is remembered for the brilliance of his writing, and this complete edition of his works contains all his plays, his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, as well as his essays, poems and stories for children, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, and his more worldly stories for adults, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories. The juxtaposition of his jeux d'esprits such as The Soul of Man under Socialism and The Portrait of Mr. W.H. contrast sharply with The Ballad of Reading Gaol and De Profundis, while Lady Windermer's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest still enchant readers and theatre audiences today.

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ISBN-13:
9781435101173
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/17/2007
Series:
Collector's Library Editions Series
Edition description:
Illustrated
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
9.64(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.70(d)

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Truly a stimulating read...It definately pushing the mental envelope of concepts. Nearly redefines the way one percieves ego and reputation, as well as morality and writeness. Each character seems to be an embodiment of a different facet of ones ego.
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