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

NOOK Book(eBook)

$2.99

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014379137
Publisher: The Complete Works Collection
Publication date: 05/23/2012
Series: The Complete Works Collection , #12
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 164,893
File size: 3 MB

About 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.

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

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE (Special Nook Authoritative Edition 100+ Works by Oscar Wilde) incl. THE PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAY / THE PICTURE OF DO 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended for everyone who loves great wit and insights.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like his ass
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Derpderpderpsexsexsexsexsexsex