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Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

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ISBN-10: 0007144369

ISBN-13: 9780007144365

Edition: 5th 2002

Authors: Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland, Merlin Holland

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This authoritative single-volume edition of Oscar Wilde's works contains all of his plays, stories, essays, poems and 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'. Oscar Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland provides the introduction and there are photographic illustrations.
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Publication date: 8/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

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…    

Merlin Holland is a journalist who has devoted over twenty years to researching his grandfather's life. Author of "The Wilde Album," he lives in London with his wife & son.

The Contributors
Introduction to the 1994 Edition
Introduction to the 1966 Edition
Introduction to the 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
The Importance of Being Earnest
Lady Windermere's Fan
A Woman of No Importance
An Ideal Husband
The Duchess of Padua
Vera, or the Nihilists
A Florentine Tragedy
La Sainte Courtisane
Introduction to the Poems
Ye Shall Be Gods
Chorus of the Cloud Maidens
From Spring Days to Winter
San Miniato
By The Arno
Rome Unvisited
La Bella Donna Della Mia Mente
Untitled (See the gold sun has risen)
Untitled (She stole behind him where he lay)
The Dole of the King's Daughter
Love Song
The True Knowledge
Heart's Yearnings
The Little Ship
[characters not reproducible] (Song of Lamentation)
Lotus Land
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
Vita Nuova
E Tenebris
Quantum Mutata
To Milton
Ave Maria Gratia Plena
Wasted Days
The Grave of Shelley
Santa Decca
Amor Intellectualis
At Verona
Magdalen Walks
The Burden of Itys
Ballade de Marguerite
La Belle Gabrielle
The New Helen
Queen Henrietta Maria
Louis Napoleon
Madonna Mia
Roses and Rue
Quia Multum Amavi
Silentium Amoris
Her Voice
My Voice
[characters not reproducible] (Sweet, I blame you not...)
The Garden of Eros
Ave Imperatrix
The Artist's Dream or San Artysty
Libertatis Sacra Fames
Sonnet to Liberty
Taedium Vitae
Fabien Dei Franchi
Impression du Matin
In the Gold Room
Impressions: 1. Les Silhouettes; 2. La Fuite de la Lune
Impression: Le Reveillion
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
With a Copy of 'A House of Pomegranates'
Symphony in Yellow
La Dame Jaune
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
Chronological Table
Order of Poems (1882)
List of Original Dedications in Wilde's Published Works
Index of First Lines of Poems