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Oscar Wilde : selected works

The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of the story of a great subject: Oscar Wilde - psychologically and sexually complicated, enormously quotable, central to a alluring cultural world and someone whose life assumed an unbearably dramatic shape.

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  • "Collected works"
  • "Sammlung"
  • "Major works"
  • "Major works"@en
  • "Writings of Oscar Wilde"
  • "Selected poems"@en
  • "Oxford notebooks"
  • "Works"
  • "Oscar Wilde"@en
  • "Mejores cuentos de Oscar Wilde"

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  • "In this long-awaited biography, Wilde the legendary Victorian--brilliant writer and conversationalist, reckless flouter of social and sexual conventions--is brought to life. More astute and forbearing, yet more fallible than legend has allowed, Wilde is given here the dimensions of a modern hero. The author depicts Wilde's comet-like ascent on the Victorian scene and his equally dramatic sudden eclipse. He presents Wilde's Irish background, the actresses to whom he paid court, his unfortunate wife and lovers, his clothes, coiffures, and the decor of his rooms. The saga of his 1882 American tour is recounted with a wealth of new details; also his later impact on the bastions of the French literary establishment. The London of the Nineties, of Whistler and the Pre-Raphaelites, Lillie Langtry and the Prince of Wales, is evoked alongside Paris of the "belle époque" and the Greece, Italy and North Africa of Wilde's travels. This critical account of Wilde's entire oeuvre shows him as the proponent of a radical new aesthetic who was perilously at odds with Victorian society. After his period of success and daring, the fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas is followed by exposure, imprisonment, a few wretched years abroad and death in exile. The tragic end of Wilde's life leaves the reader with a sense of compassion and grief for the protagonist."
  • "And all men kill the thing they loveBy all let it be heard, Some do it with a bitter look.Some with a flattering word. The coward does it with a kiss.The brave man with a sword!--from "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" Although best known for his sparkling and witty plays, Oscar Wilde also distinguished himself as a prolific poet. From "Ravenna," a prize-winning poem he wrote in college, to "The Ballad of Reading Gaol," penned during his time in prison for homosexual acts, Wilde created a fascinating body of verse. More than 35 of his works appear in this excellent collection, and they reveal the scope and brilliance of his writing. Many were inspired by his time in Italy, including "Sonnet: On hearing the Dies Irae sung in the Sistine Chapel." Other brief pieces, called Impressions, capture the feeling of a moment: "Le Jardin" evokes a garden as winter descends. Still more honor his fellow poets, including "On the Sale of Keats' Love Letters." An enlightening anthology that Wilde lovers will treasure."
  • "The career and accomplishments of the brilliant writer whose war against the Establishment ended with his imprisonment and disgrace."
  • "The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of the story of a great subject: Oscar Wilde - psychologically and sexually complicated, enormously quotable, central to a alluring cultural world and someone whose life assumed an unbearably dramatic shape."@en
  • "An introduction to the life and work of Oscar Wilde."@en
  • "Biografie van de Ierse letterkundige (1854-1900)."
  • "Three of Wilde's short stories adapted into enchanting plays for young children. The Selfish Giant chases away spring and summer, leaving the garden in a permanent winter. Only when the giant realises his selfishness and opens his garden to the local children does the summer return bringing with it warmth, brightness and joy. The people of the town celebrate the unveiling of their new statue of The Happy Prince. But all is not as it seems with this new golden statue. In his desire to help the poor and suffering in the town, the Prince persuades a migrating swallow to a."@en
  • "In this biography, Wilde the legendary Victorian--brilliant writer and conversationalist, reckless flouter of social and sexual conventions--is brought to life. More astute and forbearing, yet more fallible than legend has allowed, Wilde is given here the dimensions of a modern hero. The author depicts Wilde's comet-like ascent on the Victorian scene and his equally dramatic sudden eclipse. He presents Wilde's Irish background, the actresses to whom he paid court, his unfortunate wife and lovers, his clothes, coiffures, and the decor of his rooms. The saga of his 1882 American tour is recounted with a wealth of new details; also his later impact on the bastions of the French literary establishment. The London of the Nineties, of Whistler and the Pre-Raphaelites, Lillie Langtry and the Prince of Wales, is evoked alongside Paris of the "belle époque" and the Greece, Italy and North Africa of Wilde's travels. This critical account of Wilde's entire oeuvre shows him as the proponent of a radical new aesthetic who was perilously at odds with Victorian society. After his period of success and daring, the fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas is followed by exposure, imprisonment, a few wretched years abroad and death in exile. The tragic end of Wilde's life leaves the reader with a sense of compassion and grief for the protagonist."

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  • "Biographie"
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  • "Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc"@en
  • "Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc"
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"@en
  • "Biografia"
  • "Tagebuch 1874-1879"
  • "Poetry"
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  • "Specimens"
  • "Biografieën (vorm)"
  • "Biographies"
  • "Quotations"
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  • "Oscar Wilde : In Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten"
  • "Oscar Wilde in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten Dargestellt"
  • "Osŭk'a-Waildŭ"
  • "Oscar Wilde : [an illustrated anthology]"
  • "Oscar Wilde : selected works"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde : the majors works"
  • "Oscar Wilde"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde"
  • "Oscar Wilde"@es
  • "Oscar Wilde"@it
  • "Oscar Wilde : Biographie"
  • "Oscar wilde"@en
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  • "Oscar Wilde's Oxford notebooks : a portr. of mind in the making"
  • "Oscar Wilde : the complete works"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde : [selections]"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde a collection of critical essays"
  • "Oscar Wilde : selected writings"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde the the major works"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde : a biography"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde : in Selbstzeugnissen u. Bilddokumenten"
  • "Oscar Wilde : selected poems"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde : Selected writings"
  • "Oscar Wilde : the major works"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde : the major works"
  • "Oscar Wilde's Oxford notebooks a portrait of mind in the making"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde mit Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten"
  • "Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann"
  • "The major works"
  • "The major works"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde; a collection of critical essays"
  • "Oscar Wilde; a collection of critical essays"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten"
  • "Oscar Wilde : a collection of critical essays"
  • "Oscar Wilde : Selected Poems"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde : mit Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten"
  • "Oscar Wild"
  • "Oscar Wild"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde's Oxford notebooks : a portrait of mind in the making"
  • "Oscar Wilde 2. Anmerkungen / Für d. dt. Ausg. bearb. u. erg. von Peter Funke. [Bibliographie: Helmut Riege]"
  • "Oscar Wilde : mit Selbstzeugnissen u. Bilddokumenten"
  • "Oscar Wilde : in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten"
  • "The writings of Oscar Wilde"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde [Ellmann]"
  • "Oscar Wilde : [ett författarliv]"@sv
  • "Oscar Wilde [a critical edition of the major works]"
  • "Oscar Wilde : stories"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde : [selected poems]"
  • "Oscar Wilde the major works"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde the major works"

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