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Murray, Isobel

Overview
Works: 45 works in 280 publications in 1 language and 7,062 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Fables  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Paranormal fiction  Short stories  Records and correspondence  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Author, Speaker, Adapter, Other, ed
Classifications: PR5819, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Isobel Murray
Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first large-scale edition of Wilde's work to pay proper tribute to the true breadth of his talent. Each of the literary genres which he mastered is represented. In her 'Introduction and Notes, ' Isobel Murray provides a fascinating insight into Wilde's phenomenal knowledge of English, American, French, and Classical literature, enabling the reader to appreciate and admire fully the range of literary and mythological references which enrich his writing
The picture of Dorian Gray : an annotated, uncensored edition by Oscar Wilde( Book )

50 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After viewing portrait of himself wealthy young man expresses desire to stay youthful while portrait grows old. His friend Lord Henry points out that his wish was made in presence of ancient Egyptian god quite capable of granting wish. Gradually sinister plot evolves, fueled by sadism and self-loathing that results in 5 terrible deaths and horrifying secret locked behind schoolroom door
Complete shorter fiction by Oscar Wilde( Book )

53 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By all accounts the stories we know today represent only a fraction of those with which Oscar Wilde enchanted his listeners. Now for the first time in one volume we have a complete collection of all the short fiction he published, and it clearly shows his versatility and skill as a storyteller, too often overshadowed by his reputation as dramatist, critical theorist, and novelist."--Jacket
Complete poetry by Oscar Wilde( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume follows as closely as possible the chronological order of composition, highlighting autobiographical elements including the young Wilde's conflicting attitudes to Greece and Rome, pagan and Christian, and his fluctuating attraction to Roman Catholicism. The Appendix shows Wilde's original ordering, constructed with great care around a 'musical' arrangement of themes. The poems reveal unexpected aspects of a literary chameleon usually identified with sparkling wit and social comedy
Ten modern Scottish novels by Isobel Murray( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde - The Major Works : the Major Works by Oscar Wilde( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wilde's poetry and prose short stories, plays, critical dialogues and his only novel - to give the essence of his work and thinking. - ;This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wilde's poetry and prose short stories, plays, critical dialogues and his only novel - to give the essence
The soul of man, and prison writings by Oscar Wilde( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilde expounds an anarchist worldview, but he did not see kindness or altruism in essence as a problem, but rather its misapplication in a way which leaves unaddressed the roots of the problem
Life and loves of Oscar Wilde( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Oscar Wilde's life, told by his grandson and others
Beyond this limit : selected shorter fiction of Naomi Mitchison by Naomi Mitchison( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories written between 1930-1980
Jessie Kesson : writing her life : a biography by Isobel Murray( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surviving a deprived, institutionalised childhood in the workhouse of Inverness, Jessie Kesson took on a huge variety of jobs in London and became a skilled social worker as well as a respected and accomplished writer. This is her biography
Scottish writers talking : George Mackay Brown, Jessie Kesson, Norman MacCaig, William McIlvanney, David Toulmin( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish writers talking 2 : Iain Banks, Bernard Maclaverty, Naomi Mitchison, Iain Crichton Smith, Alan Spence in interview( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neil Gunn's country : essays in celebration of Neil Gunn( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish novels of the Second World War by Isobel Murray( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish writers talking 3 : interviews with Janice Galloway, John Herdman, Robin Jenkins, Joan Lingard, Ali Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somewhere beyond by Jessie Kesson( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish writers talking 4 : Jackie Kay, Allan Massie, Ian Rankin, James Robertson, William (Bill) Watson( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel light : with the Varangs' saga by Naomi Mitchison( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilde: complete shorter fiction by Oscar Wilde( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays, prose writings, and poems by Oscar Wilde( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member 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
 
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The picture of Dorian Gray : an annotated, uncensored edition
Alternative Names
Murray, Isobel

Murray Isobel M.

Languages
English (240)

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The picture of Dorian Gray : an annotated, uncensored editionComplete shorter fictionComplete poetryThe soul of man, and prison writingsBeyond this limit : selected shorter fiction of Naomi MitchisonJessie Kesson : writing her life : a biographyScottish writers talking : George Mackay Brown, Jessie Kesson, Norman MacCaig, William McIlvanney, David ToulminScottish writers talking 2 : Iain Banks, Bernard Maclaverty, Naomi Mitchison, Iain Crichton Smith, Alan Spence in interview