A Selection of Stories and Plays

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  • Title: A Selection of Stories and Plays
  • Author: Oscar Wilde
  • ISBN: 9781861471888
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Kindle
A Selection of Stories and Plays

[PDF] A Selection of Stories and Plays | by ☆ Oscar Wilde, A Selection of Stories and Plays, Oscar Wilde, A Selection of Stories and Plays Five stories including Dorian Gray and Lord Arthur Savile s Crime and eight plays [PDF] A Selection of Stories and Plays | by ☆ Oscar Wilde - A Selection of Stories and Plays, A Selection of Stories and Plays Five stories including Dorian Gray and Lord Arthur Savile s Crime and eight plays

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A Selection of Stories and Plays

About “Oscar Wilde

  • Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Fingal O Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel Known for his biting wit, and a plentitude of aphorisms, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest As the result of a widely covered series of trials, Wilde suffered a dramatic downfall and was imprisoned for two years hard labour after being convicted of gross indecency with other men After Wilde was released from prison he set sail for Dieppe by the night ferry He never returned to Ireland or Britain, and died in poverty.



507 thoughts on “A Selection of Stories and Plays

  • Having already read Dickens and Shakespeare, it was with great expectation that I started working my way through this, the collection of the great Oscar Wildes work.Unfortunately, the first book, The Picture of Dorian Gray, which forms the centrepiece of this collection, does not get the collection off to a good start The main character is completely unlikeable, which makes it hard to feel any sympathy, or indeed interest in his story The plot itself lumbers along at a glacial pace, and the endi [...]


  • A wonderful overview Included are his perversely provocative essays The Critic As Artist in which he proves that it is difficult to talk about a thing than to do it, and that to do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the worldat all Art is immoral and all thought dangerous that criticism is creative than creation, and that the highest criticism is that which reveals in the work of Art what the artist had not put there that it is exactly because a man cannot do a thing that he is the [...]


  • A very good collection of Oscar Wildes best known and not so well known writing, including his novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray , and his two famous comedies, Lady Windermeres Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest also some essays, The Critic as Artist , The Soul of Man under Socialism and poems, The Ballad of Reading Gaol , The Harlots House , The Sphinx , his prose poems, The Artist and The House of Judgment and finally, A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over Educated , such as Educat [...]


  • This book took me much longer to finish compared with other books with similar page counts The reason is simple Most of the material included in this book was a chore to read for me, anyway However, as far as providing a varied sample of Oscar Wilde s output as an author, this book succeeds Liked Importance of Being Earnest, Lord Arthur Savile s Crime, and up to a point The Picture of Dorian Gray.


  • What s not to love about this beautiful collection of Wilde s work Oscar Wilde of course is rather a genius, and his life tragically of his time I haven t read all of this wonderful tome, but love to dip in and read, to read something new, or reread an old favourite like The Importance of Being Earnest I most recently read, and was bowled over by, The Picture of Dorian Gray Amazing.


  • I liked some of his plays and Dorian Gray s Portrait Good description of England at the end of 19th Century It is amazing that he has been persecuted for leading a homosexual lifestyle, with all his literary achievements.





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