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Murray, Isobel

Overview
Works: 45 works in 277 publications in 1 language and 7,213 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  History  Biographies  Fables  Paranormal fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Author, Speaker, Adapter, Other, ed
Classifications: PR5819, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Isobel Murray
Complete shorter fiction by Oscar Wilde( Book )

52 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,103 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
The picture of Dorian Gray : an annotated, uncensored edition by Oscar Wilde( Book )

47 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist who is impressed and infatuated by Dorian's beauty; he believes that Dorian's beauty is responsible for the new mode in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat's hedonistic worldview: that beauty and sensual fulfilment are the only things worth pursuing in life. Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied and amoral experiences; all the while his portrait ages and records every soul-corrupting sin." -- Wikipedia
Oscar Wilde : a biography by H. Montgomery Hyde( Book )

41 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member 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
Complete poetry by Oscar Wilde( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful poem of universal guilt and a protest against capital punishment, The Ballad of Reading Gaol is Wilde's best-known poem, yet it is quite unlike the rest of his poetry. At Oxford Wilde discarded the passion and politics of his mother's Irish nationalistic anti-famine poetry and opted to follow an English Romantic tradition, paying tribute to Keats, Swinburne, and the Pre-Raphaelites. Admiration of French masters gradually led to his writing Impressionist, even decadent poems and his collection Poems (1881) brought accusations of obscenity and plagiarism as well as scathing reviews. Unabashed, Wilde revised and reprinted his final 'Author's Edition' in 1892, by which time he was the successful author of fiction, criticism, and Lady Windermere's Fan
Ten modern Scottish novels by Isobel Murray( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soul of man, and prison writings by Oscar Wilde( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 274 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 152 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 124 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 101 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 78 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 61 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 49 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 by Naomi Mitchison( Book )

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

A young woman is transformed by a magical journey
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 8 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
Oscar Wilde - The Major Works : the Major Works by Oscar Wilde( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 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
 
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Complete shorter fiction
Alternative Names
Murray, Isobel

Murray Isobel M.

Languages
English (233)

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The picture of Dorian Gray : an annotated, uncensored editionOscar Wilde : a biographyComplete 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