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Wilde, Oscar 1854-1900

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Most widely held works by Oscar Wilde
The picture of Dorian Gray : an annotated, uncensored edition by Oscar Wilde( Book )

1,195 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in 30 languages and held by 17,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption. Illustrated sidebar notes provide historical background to the text
The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde( Book )

781 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 6,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published 1899 in the United Kingdom. Drawing room comedy exposing quirks and foibles of Victorian society with plot revolving around amorous pursuits of two men who face social obstacles when they woo young ladies of quality. This play 'is noted for its witty lines, its clever situations, and its satire on the British nobility and clergy.'" Reader's Ency 4th ed
The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde( Recording )

205 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An incredibly handsome young man in Victorian England retains his youthful appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption
The ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde( Book )

452 editions published between 1869 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript with many revisions, and the addition of three stanzas, in Wilde's hand. Prepared for the publisher, Leonard Smithers, ca. October 1887
The selfish giant by Oscar Wilde( Book )

189 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A once selfish giant welcomes the children to his previously forbidden garden to play and is eventually rewarded by an unusual tiny child
Lady Windermere's fan by Oscar Wilde( Book )

362 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convinced her husband is having an affair with a glamorous and slightly notorious older woman, young Lady Windermere turns her affections to amorous Lord Darlington, who is eager to encourage her suspicions about her husband's behavior
Salomé : a tragedy in one act by Oscar Wilde( Book )

269 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 2,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unique among his works, Oscar Wilde's play Salomé (1893) was written originally in French. Joseph Donohue's new translation of the horrific New Testament story has recast Wilde's shockingly radical drama in the natural idiomatic language of our own day. Presenting a colloquial and spare American English version of Wilde's consciously stylized French, Donohue's approach gives full value to the Irish author's dark ruminations on evil and perversity in a world on the brink of a new, unsettling Christian dispensation."--Book description,
Complete shorter fiction by Oscar Wilde( Book )

91 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By all accounts the stories we know today represent only a fraction of those with which Oscar Wilde enchanted his listeners. Now for the first time in one volume we have a complete collection of all the short fiction he published, and it clearly shows his versatility and skill as a storyteller, too often overshadowed by his reputation as dramatist, critical theorist, and novelist."--Jacket
The plays of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

64 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 2,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Vintage edition of The Plays_of Oscar Wilde contains the plays that made Wilde one of the most important dramatists of his time, including The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the great works of modern literature. Oscar Wilde's plays demonstrate once again why their author must be seen as both an inaugurator and a master of modernism. In his best work, the subversive insights embedded in his wit continue to challenge our common assumptions. Wilde's ability to unsettle and startle us anew with his radical vision of the artifice inherent in the self's construction makes him our contemporary. This edition is introduced by John Lahr, author of Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton. The plays included are Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest
Salome : a tragedy in one act by Oscar Wilde( Book )

152 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce drame en un acte et en prose a été écrit directement en français en 1891, publié en 1893, puis traduit en anglais par O. Wilde. Le choix du français est lié à la fois à l'importance du mythe de Salomé dans la littérature française, au désir de Wilde de voir Sarah Bernhardt interpréter le rôle-titre, et à son amour pour cette langue
The happy prince, and other tales by Oscar Wilde( Book )

270 editions published between 1888 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful, golden, jewel-studded statue and a little swallow give all they have to help the poor
De profundis by Oscar Wilde( Book )

413 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 26 languages and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While imprisoned, Wilde wrote this long letter of recrimination to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. It offers fascinating insights into Wilde's life in prison and the background and psychology of a notorious affair
An Ideal husband by Oscar Wilde( Book )

340 editions published between 1889 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intentions: The decay of lying, Pen, pencil and poison, the critic as artist, the truth of masks by Oscar Wilde( Book )

245 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on art, literature, criticism, and society
Complete poetry by Oscar Wilde( Book )

141 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful poem of universal guilt and a protest against capital punishment, The Ballad of Reading Gaol is Wilde's best-known poem, yet it is quite unlike the rest of his poetry. At Oxford Wilde discarded the passion and politics of his mother's Irish nationalistic anti-famine poetry and opted to follow an English Romantic tradition, paying tribute to Keats, Swinburne, and the Pre-Raphaelites. Admiration of French masters gradually led to his writing Impressionist, even decadent poems and his collection Poems (1881) brought accusations of obscenity and plagiarism as well as scathing reviews. Unabashed, Wilde revised and reprinted his final 'Author's Edition' in 1892, by which time he was the successful author of fiction, criticism, and Lady Windermere's Fan
A house of pomegranates by Oscar Wilde( Book )

165 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reprint of the author's second collection of fairy tales containing four stories with color Art Nouveau illustrations
Lord Arthur Savile's crime and other stories by Oscar Wilde( Book )

156 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories is a collection of four of Wilde's short stories: "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," "The Sphinx without a Secret," "The Canterville Ghost," and "A Model Millionaire." Originally published in various London magazines in 1887, the pieces were eventually collected and published in book form in 1891. In these stories, generally described as social satires, Wilde parodied what he considered American naïveté as well as the cultural and social snobbery associated with the British aristocracy. Critics praise Wilde's literary achievement with these stories - particularly "The Canterville Ghost" and "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime"--But note the relative neglect of his short fiction in light of the notoriety of his dramas and his novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)
Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

32 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The classic by Latin America's finest writer of the twentieth century-a true literary sensation-with an introduction by cyber-author William Gibson. The groundbreaking trans-genre work of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) has been insinuating itself into the structure, stance, and very breath of world literature for well over half a century. Multi-layered, self-referential, elusive, and allusive writing is now frequently labeled Borgesian. Umberto Eco's international bestseller, The Name of the Rose, is, on one level, an elaborate improvisation on Borges' fiction "The Library," which American readers first encountered in the original 1962 New Directions publication of Labyrinths. This new edition of Labyrinths, the classic representative selection of Borges' writing edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby (in translations by themselves and others), includes the text of the original edition (as augmented in 1964) as well as Irby's biographical and critical essay, a poignant tribute by Andre Maurois, and a chronology of the author's life. Borges enthusiast William Gibson has contributed a new introduction bringing Borges' influence and importance into the twenty-first century
The soul of man under socialism by Oscar Wilde( Book )

136 editions published between 1890 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde-witty raconteur, flamboyant hedonist, and self-destructive lover-is most familiar as the author of brilliant comedies, including The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, and the decadent novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. This selection of critical writings reveals a different side of the great writer-the deep and serious reader of literature and philosophy, and the eloquent and original thinker about society and art. This illuminating collection includes ""The Portrait of Mr. W.H., "" ""In Defense of Dorian Gray, "" reviews, and the writings from Intentions (18
A Woman of no importance by Oscar Wilde( Book )

114 editions published between 1893 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Woman of No Importance' fuses comedy of manners with high melodrama, a serious protest against gender inequality ornately framed with perfect witticisms. At Lady Hunstanton's country house party, the quips are dazzling and the company is impeccably sophisticated - but beneath the laconic wit of society's elite is brewing a turbulent drama of social double standards and sexual hypocrisy. Gerald Arbuthnot is a young man on the make, with an American heiress and the post of secretary to the brilliant but dissolute Lord Illingworth within his reach. But when he asks his mother to celebrate with them, it is discovered that Lord Illingworth is Gerald's father, who seduced and abandoned his mother twenty years earlier. Horrified to find her son singing the praises of her seducer, Mrs Arbuthnot refuses to allow Gerald to continue in his service, and Gerald must choose between his wronged mother and a glittering career. Oscar Wilde's society comedy was first staged at the Haymarket theatre in London in 1893
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The picture of Dorian Gray : an annotated, uncensored edition
Alternative Names
Anscharius Wilde

Author of Lady Windermere's fan, 1854-1900


C. 3. 3. 1854-1900

C. Drei Drei 1854-1900

C. Three Three.

C. Three Three 1854-1900


C33, 1854-1900

Guailant, Oskar 1854-1900

Gualant, Oskar 1854-1900

Lady Windermere's fan, Author of, 1854-1900

Melmoth, Sebastian.

Melmoth Sebastian 1854-1900

Melmoth, Sebastian Pseud

O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, Oscar 1854-1900

O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, Oscar F. 1854-1900

O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, Oscar Fingall

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde angielski poeta, prozaik i dramatopisarz

Oscar Wilde Brits schrijver

Oscar Wilde escritor irlandés

Oscar Wilde ír költő, író, drámaíró

Oscar Wilde irischer Schriftsteller

Oscar Wilde Irish writer

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Oscar Wilde poeta, aforista e scrittore irlandese

Oscar Wilde poète irlandais

Oskar Uayld

Oskar Waýld

Oskars Vailds

Osukā, Wairudo, 1854-1900

Ouai͏̈ld, Oscar, 1854-1900

Ouailnt, Oskar

Ouailnt, Oskar 1854-1900


Oxoniensis 1854-1900

Uafil’d, Oskar.

Uaĭlʹd, Oskar

Uaǐl'd, Oskar 1854-1900

Uaildi, Oskar, 1854-1900

Uailds, Oskars, 1854-1900

Uailld, Oskar, 1854-1900

Uailnt, Oskar 1854-1900

Uajd, Oskar, 1854-1900

Uajld, O.

Uajld, Oskar

Uajlʹd, Oskar 1854-1900

Uajlld, Oskar

Uajlld, Oskar 1854-1900

Uayld Oskar

Uaylt, Ōskʿar, 1854-1900

Ṿaild, Osḳar 1854-1900

Vāilḍa, Āskara 1854-1900

Vāiḷda, Ōṣkara, 1854-1900

Vaildas, Oskaras

Vaildas, Oskaras 1854-1900

Vailds, Oskars

Vailds, Oskars 1854-1900

Vailṭu, Āskār, 1854-1900

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Vajld, Oskar 1854-1900

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Ṿayld, Osḳar 1854-1900

Vāyld , Uskār, 1854-1900

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Ṿild, Osḳar, 1854-1900

Waild, Oskar.

Waild, Oskar 1854-1900

Wairudo 1854-1900

Wang, Erde 1854-1900

Wangerde, 1854-1900

Wangerde, Aosika, 1854-1900

Wayld, Oskar, 1854-1900

Wayld, Ôsqar 1854-1900

Wāyld, Ūskār, 1854-1900

Weldir 1854-1900

Wild, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills


Wilde 1854-1900

Wilde, O.

Wilde O. 1854-1900

Wilde, Óscar

Wilde, Oscar F. 1854-1900

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Wilde, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills.

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Wilde, Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills 1854-1900

Wilde, Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Willis

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Wilde, Oskar.

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Wilde'i Oscar

Wills Wilde, Oscar O. 1854-1900

Όσκαρ Ουάιλντ Ιρλανδός λογοτέχνης και λόγιος

Ουάιλντ, Όσκαρ, 1854-1900

Вайлд, Оскар.

Оскар Вајлд

Оскар Уайлд

Оскар Уайльд ирландский поэт, драматург, писатель, эссеист

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Уайльд, Оскар

Уайльд, Оскар, 1845-1900

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אואילד, אוסקר

אוסקר ויילד

וויילד, אוסקאר

וויילד, אוסקר, 1854-1900

וויילד, אוסקר פינגל או פלהרטי ווילס

וויילד, אסקאר

וויילד, אסקאר, 1854־1900

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װײלד, אסקאר, 1854־1900

اسکار وایلد

آسکر وائلڈ

اوسكار وايلد

أوسكار وايلد، 1854-1900

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وايلد، أوسكار

ويلد، اوسكار، 1854-1900

ئۆسکار ویڵد

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ოსკარ უაილდი

უაილდი, ოსკარ, 1854-1900

오사잡·왕이덕 1854-1900

오스카 와일드

와일드 1854-1900

와일드, 오스카 1854-1900

왕이덕 1854-1900


オスカーワイルド, 1854-1900


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王尔德, 1854-1900

王尓徳, 奥斯卡

王爾德, 奧斯卡, 1854-1900

The importance of being earnestThe picture of Dorian GrayThe ballad of Reading GaolThe selfish giantLady Windermere's fanSalomé : a tragedy in one actComplete shorter fictionThe plays of Oscar Wilde