Wilde, Oscar 1854-1900
Most widely held works about Oscar Wilde
Most widely held works by Oscar Wilde
The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
1,607 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in 39 languages and held by 6,949 libraries worldwide
An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption.
The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
688 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 4,461 libraries worldwide
"First published 1899 in the United Kingdom. Drawing room comedy exposing quirks and foibles of Victorian society with plot revolving around amorous pursuits of two men who face social obstacles when they woo young ladies of quality. This play 'is noted for its witty lines, its clever situations, and its satire on the British nobility and clergy.'" Reader's Ency 4th ed.
Salome by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
553 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in 32 languages and held by 2,481 libraries worldwide
Ce drame en un acte et en prose a été écrit directement en français en 1891, publié en 1893, puis traduit en anglais par O. Wilde. Le choix du français est lié à la fois à l'importance du mythe de Salomé dans la littérature française, au désir de Wilde de voir Sarah Bernhardt interpréter le rôle-titre, et à son amour pour cette langue.
The happy prince by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
335 editions published between 1888 and 2009 in 30 languages and held by 2,434 libraries worldwide
A beautiful, golden, jewel-studded statue and a little swallow give all they have to help the poor.
Lady Windermere's fan by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
322 editions published between 1892 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 2,405 libraries worldwide
This series presents students with a library of outstanding plays, many of which are otherwise unobtainable, or available only in out-of-date or unannotated editions. The texts are newly edited, with modernized spelling and punctuation where appropriate; and there are scholarly introductions and annotation. Oscar Wilde was already one of the best-known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s, and retain their power today. The social comedies, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, and An Ideal Husband, offer a moving as well as witty dissection of society and its morals, with a sharp focus on sexual politics. By contrast, the experimental, symbolist Salome, written originally in French, was banned for public performance by the English censor. Wilde's final dramatic triumph was his 'trivial' comedy for serious people, The Importance of Being Earnest, arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English.
The selfish giant by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
200 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 2,405 libraries worldwide
A once selfish giant welcomes the children to his previously forbidden garden and is eventually rewarded by an unusual tiny child.
De profundis by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
482 editions published between 1897 and 2009 in 33 languages and held by 2,263 libraries worldwide
While imprisoned, Wilde wrote this long letter of recrimination to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. It offers fascinating insights into Wilde's life in prison and the background and psychology of a notorious affair.
Complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
136 editions published between 1905 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,010 libraries worldwide
This collection includes Oscar Wilde's only novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray," as well as all his stories, plays, and poems.
The plays of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
62 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,929 libraries worldwide
This Vintage edition of The Plays_of Oscar Wilde contains the plays that made Wilde one of the most important dramatists of his time, including The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the great works of modern literature. Oscar Wilde's plays demonstrate once again why their author must be seen as both an inaugurator and a master of modernism. In his best work, the subversive insights embedded in his wit continue to challenge our common assumptions. Wilde's ability to unsettle and startle us anew with his radical vision of the artifice inherent in the self's construction makes him our contemporary. This edition is introduced by John Lahr, author of Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton. The plays included are Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Salome by Richard Strauss ( )
239 editions published between 1905 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,861 libraries worldwide
An opera of the Bible story about the Princess Salome.
The ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
340 editions published between 1869 and 2010 in 20 languages and held by 1,857 libraries worldwide
Calligraphic manuscript of Oscar Wilde's Ballad of Reading Gaol, by Guido Colucci, in red & black ink. Apparently one copy only was made and exhibited at the Artistes Italiens de Paris exposition, 12-27 November 1937.
Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
120 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,827 libraries worldwide
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.
An ideal husband by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
209 editions published between 1889 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 1,810 libraries worldwide
Oscar Wilde explores the plight of a promising young politician's desperate attempt to hide a secret. With empathy and wit he investigates the pitfalls of holding public figures to a more higher standard than the rest of the world.
The portable Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
29 editions published between 1946 and 1981 in English and held by 1,799 libraries worldwide
Includes the following works: Novels- The Portrait of Dorian Gray; Plays-Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest; Writings-De Profundis, Critic as Artist, and Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Very Young; and selections from Lady Windermere's Fan, An Ideal Husband, and A Woman of No Importance. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salome and The Importance of Being Earnest are accompanied by Wilde's prison memoirs, poems, and selected correspondence.
The happy prince and other tales by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
174 editions published between 1888 and 2009 in 22 languages and held by 1,466 libraries worldwide
A beautiful, golden, jewel-studded statue and a little swallow give all they have to help the poor.
A woman of no importance by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
158 editions published between 1893 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,458 libraries worldwide
Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the "best" houses, while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing room comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.
Intentions by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
134 editions published between 1889 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,455 libraries worldwide
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Plays, prose writings, and poems by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
50 editions published between 1930 and 2007 in English and held by 1,438 libraries worldwide
Wilde lived out a conflict between his public identity and his private self; and this fissure between the two is interestingly typical of his age. Introduction by Terry Eagleton.
The Canterville ghost by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
467 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 21 languages and held by 1,373 libraries worldwide
A celebrated and feared English ghost is outraged when the new American owners of his haunting place refuse to take him seriously and actually fight back against him.
Poems by Oscar Wilde ( Book )
93 editions published between 1881 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,303 libraries worldwide
Aesthetics Appearance (Philosophy) Audiobooks Authors Authors, Irish Bibliography Biography Children's stories, English Conduct of life Criticism, interpretation, etc. Criticism and interpretation Douglas, Alfred Bruce,--Lord,--1870-1945 Drama England England--London English drama English literature English literature--Irish authors English poetry Fairy tales Fiction Foundlings Friendship Gay men Great Britain History Homes Homosexuality and literature Identity (Psychology) Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Intellectual life Ireland Joyce, James,--1882-1941 Juvenile works Literature Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Musical settings Poetry Portraits Prisoners Quotations Records and correspondence Salome--(Biblical figure) Short stories, English Trials, litigation, etc. United States Wilde, Oscar,--1854-1900 Yeats, W. B.--1865-1939 Youthfulness
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