Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Stories, Plays, Poems and Essays

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Description: A unique one-volume anthology which includes all of Wilde's stories, plays, and poems. It also features a large portion of his essays and letters and an introduction by Wilde's son, Vyvyan Holland.

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List price: $24.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

A unique one-volume anthology which includes all of Wilde's stories, plays, and poems. It also features a large portion of his essays and letters and an introduction by Wilde's son, Vyvyan Holland.

Flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. He was born to a middle-class Irish family (his father was a surgeon) and was trained as a scholarship boy at Trinity College, Dublin. He subsequently won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by John Ruskin and Walter Pater, whose aestheticism was taken to its radical extreme in Wilde's work. By 1879 he was already known as a wit and a dandy; soon after, in fact, he was satirized in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience. Largely on the strength of his public persona, Wilde undertook a lecture tour to the United States in 1882, where he saw his play Vera open---unsuccessfully---in New York. His first published volume, Poems, which met with some degree of approbation, appeared at this time. In 1884 he married Constance Lloyd, the daughter of an Irish lawyer, and within two years they had two sons. During this period he wrote, among others, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), his only novel, which scandalized many readers and was widely denounced as immoral. Wilde simultaneously dismissed and encouraged such criticism with his statement in the preface, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all." In 1891 Wilde published A House of Pomegranates, a collection of fantasy tales, and in 1892 gained commercial and critical success with his play, Lady Windermere's Fan He followed this comedy with A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), and his most famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). During this period he also wrote Salome, in French, but was unable to obtain a license for it in England. Performed in Paris in 1896, the play was translated and published in England in 1894 by Lord Alfred Douglas and was illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. Lord Alfred was the son of the Marquess of Queensbury, who objected to his son's spending so much time with Wilde because of Wilde's flamboyant behavior and homosexual relationships. In 1895, after being publicly insulted by the marquess, Wilde brought an unsuccessful slander suit against the peer. The result of his inability to prove slander was his own trial on charges of sodomy, of which he was found guilty and sentenced to two years of hard labor. During his time in prison, he wrote a scathing rebuke to Lord Alfred, published in 1905 as De Profundis. In it he argues that his conduct was a result of his standing "in symbolic relations to the art and culture" of his time. After his release, Wilde left England for Paris, where he wrote what may be his most famous poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), drawn from his prison experiences. Among his other notable writing is The Soul of Man under Socialism (1891), which argues for individualism and freedom of artistic expression. There has been a revived interest in Wilde's work; among the best recent volumes are Richard Ellmann's, Oscar Wilde and Regenia Gagnier's Idylls of the Marketplace , two works that vary widely in their critical assumptions and approach to Wilde but that offer rich insights into his complex character.

The Contributors
Introduction to the 1994 Edition
Introduction to the 1966 Edition
Introduction to the Stories
Stories
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
The Canterville Ghost
The Sphinx Without a Secret
The Model Millionaire
A House of Pomegranates
The Young King
The Birthday of the Infanta
The Fisherman and his Soul
The Star-Child
The Happy Prince
The Happy Prince
The Nightingale and the Rose
The Selfish Giant
The Devoted Friend
The Remarkable Rocket
The Portrait of Mr. W.H.
Introduction to the Plays
Plays
The Importance of Being Earnest
Lady Windermere's Fan
A Woman of No Importance
An Ideal Husband
Salome
The Duchess of Padua
Vera, or the Nihilists
A Florentine Tragedy
La Sainte Courtisane
Introduction to the Poems
Poems
Ye Shall Be Gods
Chorus of the Cloud Maidens
From Spring Days to Winter
Requiescat
San Miniato
By The Arno
Rome Unvisited
La Bella Donna Della Mia Mente
Chanson
Untitled (See the gold sun has risen)
Untitled (She stole behind him where he lay)
The Dole of the King's Daughter
Love Song
Tristitiae
The True Knowledge
Heart's Yearnings
The Little Ship
[characters not reproducible] (Song of Lamentation)
Lotus Land
Desespoir
Lotus Leaves
Untitled (O loved one lying far away)
A Fragment from The Agamemnon of Aeschylos
A Vision
Sonnet on Approaching Italy
Sonnet (written in Holy Week at Genoa)
Impression de Voyage
The Theatre at Argos
Urbs Sacra Aeterna
The Grave of Keats
Sonnet: on the massacre of the Christians in Bulgaria
Easter Day
Sonnet: on Hearing the Dies Irae sung in the Sistine Chapel
Italia
Vita Nuova
E Tenebris
Quantum Mutata
To Milton
Ave Maria Gratia Plena
Wasted Days
The Grave of Shelley
Santa Decca
Theoretikos
Amor Intellectualis
At Verona
Ravenna
Magdalen Walks
The Burden of Itys
Theocritus
Nocturne
Endymion
Charmides
Ballade de Marguerite
La Belle Gabrielle
Humanitad
Athanasia
The New Helen
Panthea
Phedre
Queen Henrietta Maria
Louis Napoleon
Madonna Mia
Roses and Rue
Portia
Apologia
Quia Multum Amavi
Silentium Amoris
Her Voice
My Voice
[characters not reproducible] (Sweet, I blame you not...)
The Garden of Eros
Ave Imperatrix
Pan
The Artist's Dream or San Artysty
Libertatis Sacra Fames
Sonnet to Liberty
Taedium Vitae
Fabien Dei Franchi
Serenade
Camma
Impression du Matin
In the Gold Room
Impressions: 1. Les Silhouettes; 2. La Fuite de la Lune
Impression: Le Reveillion
Helas!
To V.F.
To M.B.J.
Impressions: 1. Le Jardin; 2. La Mer
Le Jardin Des Tuileries
The Harlot's House
Fantaisies Decoratives
Under the Balcony
To My Wife
On the Sale By Auction of Keats' Love Letters
The New Remorse
Canzonet
With a Copy of 'A House of Pomegranates'
Symphony in Yellow
La Dame Jaune
Remorse
In The Forest
The Sphinx
The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Poems in Prose
The Artist
The Doer of Good
The Disciple
The Master
The House of Judgment
The Teacher of Wisdom
Introduction to Essays, Selected Journalism, Lectures and Letters
Essays, Selected Journalism, Lectures and Letters
The House Beautiful
The Decorative Arts
Personal Impressions of America
Mrs Langtry as Hester Grazebrook
Woman's Dress
Mr Whistler's Ten O'Clock
Dinners and Dishes
Hamlet at the Lyceum
Olivia at the Lyceum
A Handbook to Marriage
Balzac in English
A Ride Through Morocco
The American Invasion
Two Biographies of Keats
Aristotle at Afternoon Tea
Mr Morris on Tapestry
London Models
De Profundis
Two Letters to the Daily Chronicle
The Decay of Lying
Pen, Pencil and Poison
The Critic as Artist
The Truth of Masks
The Soul of Man Under Socialism
The Rise of Historical Criticism
A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated
Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young
Appendices
Chronological Table
Order of Poems (1882)
List of Original Dedications in Wilde's Published Works
Index of First Lines of Poems
Bibliography

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