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Complete Short Fiction

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ISBN-10: 0141439696

ISBN-13: 9780141439693

Edition: 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Oscar Wilde, Ian Small, Ian Small, Oscar Wilde

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Fairy tales, ghost stories, detective fiction and comedies of manners - the stories collected in this volume made Oscar Wilde's name as a writer of fiction, showing skill in a range of literary styles. The stories include: 'The Canterville Ghost', 'The Model Millionaire' and 'The Happy Prince'.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
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…