Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

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  • Copyright: 11/20/2009
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In print since 1948, this is a single-volume collection of Oscar Wilde's texts. It contains his only novel, "The Portrait of Dorian Gray" as well as his plays, stories, poems, essays and letters. Illustrated with many photographs, the book includes introductions to each section by Wilde's grandon, Merlin Holoand, Owen Dudley Edwards, Declan Kibertd and Terence Brown. A comprehensive bibliography of works by and about Oscar Wilde together with a chronological table of his life and work are also included.

Author Biography

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on October 16, 1854, in Dublin. His parents were William (afterwards Sir William) Wilde, a renowned ear and eye surgeon, and Jane Francesca Wilde, who, under the name 'Speranza', wrote political articles for the Young Ireland movement. Oscar was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and at Magdalen College, Oxford. He became a leading light of the so-called 'Aesthetic Movement' (satirised by Gilbert and Sullivan in Patience) and was recognised as one of the most prominent wits of the age. Plays such as Lady Windermere's Fan (1893) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) established him as the most important contemporary dramatist; other great works included several children's stories, such as The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1891), and much important art criticism. He was imprisoned for homosexuality in 1895, serving his time in Wandsworth Prison and Reading Gaol. His wife obtained a legal separation from him, and he never saw her or his two sons again. On his release in 1897, he settled in France, and died from cerebral meningitis in Paris, in 1900

Table of Contents

The Contributorsp. x
Introduction to the 1994 Editionp. 1
Introduction to the 1966 Editionp. 7
Introduction to the Storiesp. 13
The Picture of Dorian Grayp. 17
Lord Arthur Savile's Crimep. 160
The Canterville Ghostp. 184
The Sphinx Without a Secretp. 205
The Model Millionairep. 209
A House of Pomegranates
The Young Kingp. 213
The Birthday of the Infantap. 223
The Fisherman and his Soulp. 236
The Star-Childp. 260
The Happy Prince
The Happy Princep. 271
The Nightingale and the Rosep. 278
The Selfish Giantp. 283
The Devoted Friendp. 286
The Remarkable Rocketp. 294
The Portrait of Mr. W.H.p. 302
Introduction to the Playsp. 352
The Importance of Being Earnestp. 357
Lady Windermere's Fanp. 420
A Woman of No Importancep. 465
An Ideal Husbandp. 515
Salomep. 583
The Duchess of Paduap. 606
Vera, or the Nihilistsp. 681
A Florentine Tragedyp. 721
La Sainte Courtisanep. 734
Introduction to the Poemsp. 739
Ye Shall Be Godsp. 745
Chorus of the Cloud Maidensp. 747
From Spring Days to Winterp. 748
Requiescatp. 748
San Miniatop. 749
By The Arnop. 749
Rome Unvisitedp. 750
La Bella Donna Della Mia Mentep. 752
Chansonp. 753
Untitled (See the gold sun has risen)p. 753
Untitled (She stole behind him where he lay)p. 754
The Dole of the King's Daughterp. 755
Love Songp. 756
Tristitiaep. 757
The True Knowledgep. 758
Heart's Yearningsp. 758
The Little Shipp. 759
[characters not reproducible] (Song of Lamentation)p. 760
Lotus Landp. 762
Desespoirp. 763
Lotus Leavesp. 763
Untitled (O loved one lying far away)p. 765
A Fragment from The Agamemnon of Aeschylosp. 766
A Visionp. 768
Sonnet on Approaching Italyp. 768
Sonnet (written in Holy Week at Genoa)p. 769
Impression de Voyagep. 769
The Theatre at Argosp. 769
Urbs Sacra Aeternap. 770
The Grave of Keatsp. 770
Sonnet: on the massacre of the Christians in Bulgariap. 771
Easter Dayp. 771
Sonnet: on Hearing the Dies Irae sung in the Sistine Chapelp. 772
Italiap. 772
Vita Nuovap. 773
E Tenebrisp. 773
Quantum Mutatap. 773
To Miltonp. 774
Ave Maria Gratia Plenap. 774
Wasted Daysp. 775
The Grave of Shelleyp. 775
Santa Deccap. 776
Theoretikosp. 776
Amor Intellectualisp. 777
At Veronap. 777
Ravennap. 778
Magdalen Walksp. 786
The Burden of Itysp. 786
Theocritusp. 795
Nocturnep. 796
Endymionp. 796
Charmidesp. 797
Ballade de Margueritep. 814
La Belle Gabriellep. 815
Humanitadp. 816
Athanasiap. 826
The New Helenp. 828
Pantheap. 830
Phedrep. 835
Queen Henrietta Mariap. 835
Louis Napoleonp. 836
Madonna Miap. 836
Roses and Ruep. 837
Portiap. 839
Apologiap. 839
Quia Multum Amavip. 840
Silentium Amorisp. 841
Her Voicep. 841
My Voicep. 842
[characters not reproducible] (Sweet, I blame you not...)p. 843
The Garden of Erosp. 844
Ave Imperatrixp. 851
Panp. 854
The Artist's Dream or San Artystyp. 856
Libertatis Sacra Famesp. 858
Sonnet to Libertyp. 859
Taedium Vitaep. 859
Fabien Dei Franchip. 860
Serenadep. 860
Cammap. 861
Impression du Matinp. 862
In the Gold Roomp. 862
Impressions: 1. Les Silhouettes; 2. La Fuite de la Lunep. 863
Impression: Le Reveillionp. 864
Helas!p. 864
To V.F.p. 864
To M.B.J.p. 865
Impressions: 1. Le Jardin; 2. La Merp. 865
Le Jardin Des Tuileriesp. 866
The Harlot's Housep. 867
Fantaisies Decorativesp. 868
Under the Balconyp. 869
To My Wifep. 870
On the Sale By Auction of Keats' Love Lettersp. 870
The New Remorsep. 871
Canzonetp. 871
With a Copy of 'A House of Pomegranates'p. 872
Symphony in Yellowp. 872
La Dame Jaunep. 873
Remorsep. 873
In The Forestp. 874
The Sphinxp. 874
The Ballad of Reading Gaolp. 883
Poems in Prose
The Artistp. 900
The Doer of Goodp. 900
The Disciplep. 901
The Masterp. 901
The House of Judgmentp. 902
The Teacher of Wisdomp. 903
Introduction to Essays, Selected Journalism, Lectures and Lettersp. 907
Essays, Selected Journalism, Lectures and Letters
The House Beautifulp. 913
The Decorative Artsp. 926
Personal Impressions of Americap. 938
Mrs Langtry as Hester Grazebrookp. 942
Woman's Dressp. 945
Mr Whistler's Ten O'Clockp. 948
Dinners and Dishesp. 950
Hamlet at the Lyceump. 952
Olivia at the Lyceump. 955
A Handbook to Marriagep. 957
Balzac in Englishp. 959
A Ride Through Moroccop. 962
The American Invasionp. 964
Two Biographies of Keatsp. 957
Aristotle at Afternoon Teap. 970
Mr Morris on Tapestryp. 973
London Modelsp. 975
De Profundisp. 980
Two Letters to the Daily Chroniclep. 1060
The Decay of Lyingp. 1071
Pen, Pencil and Poisonp. 1093
The Critic as Artistp. 1108
The Truth of Masksp. 1156
The Soul of Man Under Socialismp. 1174
The Rise of Historical Criticismp. 1198
A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educatedp. 1242
Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Youngp. 1244
Chronological Tablep. 1247
Order of Poems (1882)p. 1252
List of Original Dedications in Wilde's Published Worksp. 1254
Index of First Lines of Poemsp. 1255
Bibliographyp. 1258
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