THE COMPLETE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE (Special Nook Authoritative Edition 100+ Works by Oscar Wilde) incl. THE PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAY / THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, THE HAPPY PRINCE, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, and AN IDEAL HUSBAND

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE (Special Nook Authoritative Edition 100+ Works by Oscar Wilde) incl. THE PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAY / THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, THE HAPPY PRINCE, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, and AN IDEAL HUSBAND

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE (Special Nook Authoritative Edition 100+ Works by Oscar Wilde) incl. THE PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAY / THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, THE HAPPY PRINCE, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, and AN IDEAL HUSBAND

- All of Oscar Wilde's Published Works in a Single Nook Volume
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE (Special Nook Authoritative Edition 100+ Works by Oscar Wilde) incl. THE PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAY / THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, THE HAPPY PRINCE, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, and AN IDEAL HUSBAND

- All of Oscar Wilde's Published Works in a Single Nook Volume
- Includes commentary by leading scholars
- Fully Nook enabled with fully interactive table of contents, Nook MasterLink technology, Nook Lending Technology enabled

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"Dorian Gray? is that his name?" said Lord Henry, walking across the studio towards Basil Hallward.

"Yes; that is his name. I didn't intend to tell it to you."

"But why not?"

"Oh, I can't explain. When I like people immensely I never tell their names to any one. It seems like surrendering a part of them. You know how I love secrecy. It is the only thing that can make modern life wonderful or mysterious to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it. When I leave town I never tell my people where I am going. If I did, I would lose all my pleasure."


TABLE OF CONTENTS

COLLECTED POEMS
RAVENNA
MISCELLANEOUS POEMS
THE TRUE KNOWLEDGE
A LAMENT
WASTED DAYS
LOTUS LEAVES
IMPRESSIONS
UNDER THE BALCONY
A FRAGMENT
LE JARDIN DES TUILERIES
SONNET
THE NEW REMORSE
AN INSCRIPTION
THE HARLOT’S HOUSE
THE BURDEN OF ITYS
CHARMIDES
ELEUTHERIA
SONNET TO LIBERTY
AVE IMPERATRIX
TO MILTON
LOUIS NAPOLEON
SONNET
QUANTUM MUTATA
LIBERTATIS SACRA FAMES
THEORETIKOS
FLOWERS OF GOLD
IMPRESSIONS
THE GRAVE OF KEATS
THEOCRITUS
IN THE GOLD ROOM
BALLADE DE MARGUERITE
THE DOLE OF THE KING’S DAUGHTER
AMOR INTELLECTUALIS
SANTA DECCA
A VISION
IMPRESSION DE VOYAGE
THE GRAVE OF SHELLEY
BY THE ARNO
FLOWER OR LOVE
THE FOURTH MOVEMENT
IMPRESSION
AT VERONA
APOLOGIA
SILENTIUM AMORIS
HER VOICE
MY VOICE
TAEDIUM VITAE
THE GARDEN OF EROS
HUMANITAD
PANTHEA
ROSA MYSTICA
HELAS
REQUIESCAT
SALVE SATURNIA TELLUS
SAN MINIATO
AVE MARIA PLENA GRATIA
ITALIA
SONNET
ROME UNVISITED
URBS SACRA AETERNA
EASTER DAY
E TENEBRIS
VITA NUOVA
MADONNA MIA
THE NEW HELEN
IMPRESSIONS DE THEATRE
FABIEN DEI FRANCHI
PHEDRE
I. — PORTIA
II. — QUEEN HENRIETTA MARIA
III. CAMMA
WIND FLOWERS
IMPRESSION DU MATIN
MAGDALEN WALKS
ATHANASIA
SERENADE
ENDYMION
CHANSON
THE SPHINX
THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL
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— A FRAGMENT
LA SAINTE COURTISANE
THE HAPPY PRINCE
THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE
THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE
THE SELFISH GIANT
THE DEVOTED FRIEND
THE REMARKABLE ROCKET
A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES
THE YOUNG KING
THE BIRTHDAY OF THE INFANTA
THE FISHERMAN AND HIS SOUL
TO MISS MARGOT TENNANT - MRS. ASQUITH
LORD ARTHUR SAVILE’S CRIME
THE CANTERVILLE GHOST
THE SPHINX WITHOUT A SECRET
THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE
THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H.
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
INTENTIONS
THE DECAY OF LYING: AN OBSERVATION
PEN, PENCIL AND POISON—A STUDY IN GREEN
THE CRITIC AS ARTIST
THE TRUTH OF MASKS—A NOTE ON ILLUSION
THE SOUL OF MAN
DE PROFUNDIS

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Editorial Reviews

Robert Ross
Later on I think everyone will recognise his achievements; his plays and essays will endure. Of course you may think with others that his personality and conversation were far more wonderful than anything he wrote, so that his written works give only a pale reflection of his power. Perhaps that is so, and of course it will be impossible to reproduce what is gone forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014379137
Publisher:
The Complete Works Collection
Publication date:
05/23/2012
Series:
The Complete Works Collection , #12
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Format:
NOOK Book
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155,254
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Meet the Author

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.

Wilde's parents were successful Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States of America and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art", and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde had become one of the most well-known personalities of his day.

At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French in Paris but it was refused a licence. Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London.

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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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