Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Merlin Holland / Nov 22, 2019

Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde In print since 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 Illustra

  • Title: Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
  • Author: Oscar Wilde Merlin Holland
  • ISBN: 9780004723723
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 comprIn 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.

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      • Oscar Wilde Merlin Holland

        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.


    1. Wilde has such a gift with phrasing, I always think about how parallel he seems to me with Ryan Adams. So many accolades so early, then such a fever to tear him apart.Here's a few quotes:A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. Anyone [...]

    2. So essential it's not even funny. Not a better writer in the English language. Also if one can have a hero in this world, I think Wilde can fit that bill. He maybe the first writer that I realize was a rebel of sorts. My first actual rock n' roll figure that I looked up to.I started reading Wilde as a young teenager - due to the fact that he seemed to be the most glamourous figure in literature. Most of my high school friends were into the Beats or such toss as Jonathan Bach, but Wilde was my (a [...]

    3. (This essay is also available as a video: youtube/watch?v=NSJdb)On this very day, the 30th of November 1900, Oscar Wilde passed away in a shabby little hotel in Paris. Fallen from grace, abandoned by admirers and critics alike, he perished unnoticed and silently. Deeply polarizing and brazenly unapologetic, it was just a matter of time before his excessive and unconventional lifestyle would catch up to him. But in the same breath, it is no wonder that even 117 years later, people all around the [...]

    4. This was just perfect. What else could I say? The writing and wit of Oscar Wilde is just admirable and hilarious. The adaptations on this audiobook made them come to live and it was so much fun listening I often forgot I was not alone but felt like part of the audience in the theater.I recommend this to anyone who has wanted to give Oscar Wilde a go.

    5. El genio literario indiscutido de Oscar Wilde brilla en cada uno de los cuentos que componen este volúmen. Libro altamente recomendable para todo aquel lector que admire su obra o para quien quiera conocerla.

    6. 1) The Picture of Dorian Gray2) Lord Arthur Savile's Crime3) The Canterville Chost4) The Sphinx Without a Secret5) The Model Millionaire6) The Young King7) The Birthday of the Infanta8) The Fisherman and His Soul9) The Star-Child10) The Happy Prince11) The Nightingale and the Rose12) The Selfish Giant13) The Devoted Friend15) The Remarkable Rocket16) The Importance of Being Earnest17) Lady Windermere's Fan18) A Woman of No Importance19) An Ideal Husband20) Salome21) The Duchess of Padua22) Vera, [...]

    7. "A moda é uma variação tão intolerável do horror que tem de ser mudada de seis em seis meses" (Oscar Wilde)

    8. Brilliant writing. Real, deep themes which one can relate to the present life. A fantastic ending. Definitely worth every single one of those 5 stars.

    9. Oscar Wilde is fabulous, and clever, and impossibly witty and Oscar Wilde knows it. Do yourself a favor, don't read this cover to cover - a little bit of Wilde goes a long way! Random thoughts:I was disappointed to find that the popular culture image of Dorian Grey didn't quite live up to the actual written depiction of him. Apparently the Victorian's were easily horrified, and I found some of the examples of his debauchery to be head scratchers. Especially his tendency to collect jewels and tap [...]

    10. Okay, as recently, I'm mopping up some titles from "To Read Short Fiction Lists", genre and lit, and as I'm in the W's.I had 3 pieces from Wilde on the list - I've previously read a *bit* of him (about 10 stories, mostly thanks to Dedalus Books Decadence series) but, for example, haven't tackled an obvious must-read like The Picture of Dorian Grey."Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" is probably the most "Wildean" thing here, and in it one can see Wilde's black humor and some origins of a writer like Sa [...]

    11. This review is a work-in-progress. I'm reading this whole collection, but will be reviewing the individual reads separately as I go along, so don't be all confused by the otherwise seemingly random posting of Wilde stories and plays.I am going to skip reading The Picture of Dorian Gray because I read that just a few years ago. My review is behind that link; knock yourself out.Individual reviews will be linked here as I go along, just to really annoy everyone each time it pops up in their updates [...]

    12. A must-have for every lover of literature. Oscar Wilde is a writer like no other. His words speak directly to one's heart, their soul, their subconsciousness He changed the way I understood writing and reading entirely, made me fall in love with his every word and get lost in his ideas, his thoughts, his world.I was 13 or 14 when I first picked up a paperback copy of his complete works on a whim. I remember feeling a little doubtful for buying such an expensive book from an author I had never he [...]

    13. I love Oscar Wilde. His tales have been part of my life since I was a child. In my teenager years his plays were the "shelter" when I felt sad. His work is wonderful, but, in this special edition, you can find everything he wrote, even the poems (which are not so good as his other works to me). I have a 1968 edition of this Collins Classics with beautiful illustrations and a great introduction by Vyvyan Holland. Beautiful edition!

    14. Wow - why had a not read Oscar Wilde before? He immediately jumped to the top of my list of favorite authorsd easily at that! I love how an author who wrote over 100 years ago can make me laugh out loud; I love that his jabs at Americans are still relevant. So far the Canterville Ghost is my favorite, and I am currently reading the Picture of Dorian Gray.

    15. I received this book as a gift from my dad when I was about 13 years old. It's the special centenary edition.It was love at first sight. It's filled with my notes, my dried flowers (teen me was oh so romantic) and a piece of my soul.

    16. All of his work is so truthful and blunt. I started off collecting a few works here and there and ended up having to get the complete works.

    17. I actually hate having all my Wilde in one volume. When I lived in my studio apartment and found myself alone of an evening, I would sometimes make tea and cucumber sandwiches and curl up to re-read The Importance of Being Earnest. But now I've got this great big book which refuses to be curled up with -- I should never have sold my individual Earnest. Still, it's nice to have access to Wilde-ian works I probably wouldn't own otherwise.

    18. listening to audio book - (1)A woman of no importance (2)An ideal husband (3)Lady Windermere's fan (4)The importance of being Earnest (5)The picture of Dorian GrayOscar Wilde writing always wins best rating. Witty, entertainingd the audio book was very well read.

    19. Excellent full-cast audio performances of An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere's Fan, and The Importance of Being Earnest. I skipped the dramatization of The Picture of Dorian Gray, though.

    20. L'ARTE NEL SANGUE"Il ritratto di Dorian Gray": /review/show"Racconti e fiabe": /review/show***Teatro:"La duchessa di Padova": /review/show"Salomé"; "Il ventaglio di Lady Windermere"; "Una donna senza importanza"; "Un marito ideale": /review/show"L'importanza di chiamarsi Ernesto": /review/showWilde ha l'arte nel sangue, fa parte della sua natura: è l'unica spiegazione che viene in mente quando persino gli abbozzi delle sue tragedie sono impeccabili ("Il cardinale di Avignone"). È poi normale [...]

    21. At this time, I am just reading Salome. I read the English translation and am now reading the French which is so beautiful. I do not speak French, so this is a bit of a handicap fut not fatal. More that can be said for the Baptist.

    22. I took a while to think about it, and I've come to the conclusion I'm definitely going to need to reread this volume. I'm giving four stars for now, though I might get back to that and give it five.So, I read everything in this volume, from The Picture of Dorian Gray all the way to De Profundis, the final entry in the book. At first I kind of wondered about it, since it's not the final writing by Wilde exactly, but it made a lot of sense to put it in last. Wilde himself ties in almost everything [...]

    23. 2aughlikecrazy.wordpress/2When I first read this I wasn't necessarily a fan of Oscar Wilde. I was just curious about his work and I realized the easiest and fastest way to read it all was just to buy the book and call it a day.Overall a very interesting and relatively quick read. Interesting in the sense of getting everything. Background history, the fairy tales, plays, novel, essays are all accounted for, and quick to read in the fact of most everything in this book can be breezed through with [...]

    24. Wilde has such a gift with writing. He is fabulous, Honest and cleveris 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 many favorite quotes :“Why, anybody can have common sense, provided that they have no imagination”“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”"What is a cynic?…A man who knows the price of everything and the value [...]

    25. Oscar Wilde is always so delightful, although what disturbing children's stories! I certainly would never read those stories to a child, with the exception of 'The Remarkable Rocket'. My favorite short stories were 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime' and 'The Canterville Ghost'. Reading all the plays back to back does cause them to blend together just a bit, he had a habit of reusing his favorite lines over and over again. Overall I would say I enjoyed 'Vera' (The Nihilists) the most, which was the onl [...]

    26. Firat off, I want to come out and say that I skipped over a few of the essays and The Importance of Being Earnest in this book. I skipped over the play because it's the three act version and I'd rather read the whole thing. I skipped over a few of the essays not because they weren't good and insightful, but because I was having a hard time rapping my head around them. I hope to be able to one day go back to them, but for now I'm done with this book.I will say that I really enjoyed the stories an [...]

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