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The Collected Oscar Wilde (Classics) - Oscar Wilde, Angus Fletcher
The Collected Oscar Wilde (Classics)
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The Collected Oscar Wilde, by Oscar Wilde, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable... show more
The Collected Oscar Wilde, by Oscar Wilde, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. A renowned eccentric, dandy, and man-about-town, Oscar Wilde was foremost a dazzling wit and dramatic genius whose plays, poems, essays, and fiction contain some of the most frequently quoted quips and passages in the English language. This volume features a wide selection of Wilde’s literary output, including the comic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, an immensely popular play filled with satiric epigrams that mercilessly expose Victorian hypocrisy; The Portrait of Mr. W. H., a story proposing that Shakespeare’s sonnets were inspired by the poet’s love for a young man; The House of Pomegranates, the author’s collection of fairy tales; lectures Wilde delivered, first in the United States, where he exhorted his audiences to love beauty and art, and then in England, where he presented his impressions of America; his two major literary-theoretical works, “The Decay of Lying” and “The Critic as Artist”; and a selection of verse, including his great poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol, in which Wilde famously declared that “each man kills the thing he loves.” A testament to Wilde’s incredible versatility, this collection displays his legendary wit, brilliant use of language, and penetrating insight into the human condition. Angus Fletcher is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, City University of New York, and the author of Allegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode, Colors of the Mind, and A New Theory for American Poetry, among other books. 
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781593083106 (1593083106)
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
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Angel Martinez - Writer, Reader, Woman about town
Angel Martinez - Writer, Reader, Woman about town rated it
5.0 The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Stories, Plays, Poems & Essays
Oscar's stories, plays, letters and more - this is the most complete Oscar I've yet seen and it's wonderful to have it all in one collection.
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Donated to the cause by Flowquietly Don - thanks!
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I haven't read all the poetry or all the plays yet.
sumire
sumire rated it
What I learned from this book- everything. Oscar Wilde is my favourite author ever and nothing can change it.
a Girl Who Reads
a Girl Who Reads rated it
4.0 Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
Title: Title: Complete Works of Oscar WildeAuthor: Oscar Wilde Wilde has such a gift with writing. He is fabulous, Honest and clever. this book is a collection of Wilde’s writings containing his only novel, The Portrait of Dorian Gray, as well as his plays, stories, poems, essays and letters. So...
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