Salomé

Salomé

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by Oscar Wilde
     
 

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Written originally in French in 1892, Wilde's one-act tragedy Salome enacts the biblical tale of a wanton woman's erotic dance and the martyrdom of John the Baptist. This volume reprints the complete text of the first English edition (1894) with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, plus "A Note on Salome" by Robert Ross.  See more details below

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Written originally in French in 1892, Wilde's one-act tragedy Salome enacts the biblical tale of a wanton woman's erotic dance and the martyrdom of John the Baptist. This volume reprints the complete text of the first English edition (1894) with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, plus "A Note on Salome" by Robert Ross.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486154343
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/21/2012
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
545 KB

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Meet the Author


Born in Ireland in 1856, Oscar Wilde was a noted essayist, playwright, fairy tale writer and poet, as well as an early leader of the Aesthetic Movement. His plays include: An Ideal Husband, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, and Lady Windermere's Fan. Among his best known stories are The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Canterville Ghost.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 16, 1854
Date of Death:
November 30, 1900
Place of Birth:
Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Education:
The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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Salome 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Pandaocalypse More than 1 year ago
This story is very short and can be read easily. The characters are well written and within a few moments you can see how twisted and odd every character in the story is. I will not spoil this good read for anyone by stating how insane people are in the play, but I will say that once you start it, you wont want to put it down and at the very end you'll wish it were longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago