Collected Works

Collected Works➶ [Reading] ➸ Collected Works By Oscar Wilde ➫ – 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 w 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 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.

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.

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  • Hardcover
  • 1270 pages
  • Collected Works
  • Oscar Wilde
  • English
  • 03 March 2015
  • 9780007144358

10 thoughts on “Collected Works

  1. leynes says:

    Almost three years and 1270 pages later I'm finally marking this as read what a surreal feeling I cannot believe that I have read every single word of Oscar's published writing I know they're are still many private letters left for me to discover but you guys I did it I am proud of myself and I am proud of my trash son I don't think I'll ever love an author as much as I love Oscar Here's to the man who believed when he died that his name would be toxic for generations to come For hundreds of years his works wouldn't be read He would stand for nothing but perversion; utter disgust of a society that couldn't bear people like him Oh how wrong you were my darling child You're still one of the most read authors in the 21th century and we all love and appreciate you very much They even had to lock up your sarcophagus because people wouldn't stop kissing it I wish I could wake you up for five minutes to tell you that then you could go back to sleep again 3And because I am a good hoe and gracious ueen I will leave you with all of my individual reviews STORIES
• A House of Pomegranates• The Happy Prince and Other Tales• Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime• The Canterville Ghost• The Picture of Dorian GrayPLAYS
• Vera or The Nihilists• The Duchess of Padua• Salomé• A Woman of No Importance• Lady Windermere’s Fan• An Ideal Husband• The Importance of Being Earnest• A Florentine Tragedy• La Sainte Courtisane
• The Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde• The Ballad of Reading Goal
ESSAYS SELECTED JOURNALISM LECTURES AND LETTERS• The Rise of Historical Criticism• The Critic as Artist• Pen Pencil and Poison• The Truth of Masks• The House Beautiful The Decorative Arts• The Soul of Man Under Socialism• The Decay of Lying• Selected Journalism 1882 1889• Impressions of America• De Profundis • Two Letters to the Daily Chronicle

  2. Rachelandthecity says:

    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 apartHere's a few uotesA little sincerity is a dangerous thing and a great deal of it is absolutely fatalA 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 who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imaginationArguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincingBiography lends to death a new terror Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist not of the sitterFashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six monthsGenius is born not paidI always like to know everything about my new friends and nothing about my old onesI am not young enough to know everythingI think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his abilityIf you want to tell people the truth make them laugh otherwise they'll kill youIllusion is the first of all pleasuresIt is always a silly thing to give advice but to give good advice is fatalMan is least himself when he talks in his own person Give him a mask and he will tell you the truthMorality like art means drawing a line someplaceMost people are other people Their thoughts are someone elses opinions their lives a mimicry their passions a uotationOne can survive everything nowadays except death and live down everything except a good reputationOne should always play fairly when one has the winning cardsPatriotism is the virtue of the vicious

  3. Tosh says:

    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 toI 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 as T Rex's Marc Bolan would say mainman And the fact that I am straight to be attracted to such a guy figure had a great importance in my life Wilde represented a third way to me The fact that he was outside of his culture appealed to my aesthetic plus it was sexyOscar Wilde born in the 19th Century and dying in the new 20th Century was truly an artist of the 20th Century Oscar Wilde I salute you

  4. Spencer says:

    What can I say? You either love Wilde or you don't understand him and I love him

  5. DJ says:

    Before starting this collection I had actually never read anything by Oscar Wilde I have now read everything by Oscar Wilde and can officially say I am a massive fan His writing is incredibly clever and witty but also riveting humorous and beautiful My favourites would be The Importance of Being Earnest The Picture of Dorian Gray The Happy Prince Other Tales The Ballad of Reading Gaol and De Profundis The works included and my general opinion of them are as follows PLAYS Vera or The Nihilists 3 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️The Duchess of Padua 2 Stars ⭐️⭐️Lady Windermere’s Fan 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️A Woman of No Importance 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️An Ideal Husband 4 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Importance of Being Earnest 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Salomé 3 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️La Saint Courtisane 3 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️A Florentine Tragedy 4 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ NOVEL The Picture of Dorian Gray 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ STORIES FAIRY TALES The Happy Prince and Other Tales 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Happy Prince 5 Stars The Nightingale and the Rose 5 Stars The Selfish Giant 4 Stars The Devoted Friend 5 Stars The Remarkable Rocket 5 Stars Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime and Other Stories 4 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime 4 Stars The Canterville Ghost 5 Stars The Sphinx Without a Secret 4 Stars The Model Millionaire 4 Stars The Portrait of Mr WH 15 Stars A House of Pomegranates 2 Stars ⭐️⭐️ The Young King 2 Stars The Birthday of the Infanta 2 Stars The Fisherman and His Soul 3 Stars The Star Child 3 Stars POEMS The Complete Poems 4 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Ballad of Reading Gaol special mention 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ESSAYS AND LETTERS De Profundis 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️And in the spirit of complete honesty I actually didn’t read the other essays included in the collection Intentions and The Soul of Man Under Socialism as I knew they wouldn’t interest me and so they have not affected my rating

  6. Courtney says:

    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 or the Nihilists23 A Florentine Tragedy24 La Sainte Courtisane25 Poems26 Poems in Prose27 De Profundis28 Two Letters to the Daily Chronicle29 The Decay of Lying30 Pen Pencil and Poison31 The Critic as Artist32 The Truth of Masks33 The Soul of Man Under Socialism34 The Rise of Historical Criticism35 The Portrait of Mr WH36 A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over Educated37 Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young

  7. Aurélien Thomas says:

    I remember discovering Oscar Wilde with 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' a luscious and decadent read which ironically enough had not only made his success but also caused his downfall being uoted ad nauseam during his trial Well Oscar Wilde we know finally ended up in jail His work from behind bars is about really touching First 'De Profundis' his letter to his lover is an insightful take upon his fate the pain of a man looked upon ruined and humiliated who nevertheless has the unforgiving lucidity to don't spare himself for his mistakes For sure it reeks of a sad bitterness It is nevertheless so honest it's uite disarming Then his 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol' Powerful verses grim but deeply heartfelt here's one of his most intense text and surely one of his best work Well as far as I am concerned it certainly stands out from the rest of his poetryHis 'Poems' indeed are overall uite bad A classicist at heart Oscar Wilde attempted to follow strict formal rules that are everything but suited to his stylised and flowery language going over the top and feeling way too rigid I preferred his 'Prose Poems' where he tossed off such strictness to completely unleash himself In fact mostly religious mystic? his prose displays him at his playful best As for the plays I am not one for theatre; it's just not my cup of tea I have to say though that I absolutely enjoyed reading most of his 'Lady Windermere's Fan' my personal favourite 'The Importance of Being Earnest' 'A Woman of No Importance' Oscar Wilde is witty sharp cynical and sarcastic always catching the reader off guard with the unexpected and his creativity and bluntness are a delight that takes no prisoner I just struggled with 'An Ideal Husband' predictable too long and tiring for its feel of déja vu I didn't know he had written a tragedy 'The Duchess of Padua' which was a nice surprise especially since it's a really good play overall My favourite remains however 'Salomé' wonderfully poetic dark occult bathed in bloody moonlight all here is but foggy vision dancing enthrallingly before our hypnotised eyes Noteworthy too are his essays on Art 'Intentions' and 'The Decay of Lying' may not be ground breaking but they deserve a read to better understand what he meant by some of his most famous and misunderstood uotes eg 'life imitates art' and the like His tales are entertaining too though I disliked the ones he wrote for children all unsuited and complete failureAll in all then here's a great compilation It can feel uneual again some of his work was really bad most of his poems a few tales but considering how far ranging creative sharp and above all so uniue such a writer was it's impossible to don't be in awe A pure jewel that deserves to adorn the personal libraries of every lovers of literature

  8. classic reverie says:

    As I read Oscar Wilde I will read from this collection where my notes and highlights will be I will review his works by their title Look under my Oscar Wilde shelf for my list There are no typos notes yet and very navigational

  9. Tea says:

    I’m always going to give Oscar 5 stars I’ve been a fan since I was 5 years and became obsessed with The happy prince I have so many favourite stories and poems in this book it’s just one of my favourite books to read I read this book at least once a year This version of the book is incredible thick and some difficult to hold

  10. Amena says:

    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

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