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Complete Short Stories of Oscar Wilde

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ISBN-10: 0486452166

ISBN-13: 9780486452166

Edition: 2006

Authors: Oscar Wilde

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Ranging from fairy tales to detective yarns, this collection showcases Wilde's brilliant storytelling skills and stylistic versatility. Contents include the complete texts ofThe Happy Prince and Other Tales,A House of Pomegranates,Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories,Poems in Prose, and "The Portrait of Mr. W. H."
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
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…