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Murray, Isobel

Overview
Works: 56 works in 303 publications in 2 languages and 6,811 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  Fables  History  Paranormal fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Gothic fiction  Poetry  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Author, Speaker, Adapter, Other, Illustrator, 340
Classifications: PR5819, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Isobel Murray
The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde( Book )

54 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 1,818 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
Oscar Wilde : the major works by Oscar Wilde( )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains five stories by Irish author Oscar Wilde and are retold, with an introduction by Oscar Wilde's grandson. The book was edited by Merlin Holland
Complete shorter fiction by Oscar Wilde( Book )

48 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 742 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
Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 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
Complete poetry by Oscar Wilde( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 421 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
The complete shorter fiction of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten modern Scottish novels by Isobel Murray( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 284 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
Beyond this limit : selected shorter fiction of Naomi Mitchison by Naomi Mitchison( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 122 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 )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scottish Writers Talking is the first of a series of volumes which will feature in-depth interviews with Scottish writers. Isobel Murray and Bob Tait undertook the interviews primarily to extend the record and preserve the voices and opinions of Scottish writers in a Sound Archive, but a major aim was always to edit selected interviews for publication in a way that would interest readers of Scottish writing, help or provoke students of that writing, and highlight the importance and achievements of postwar Scottish literature."--BOOK JACKET
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 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These long interviews with very different Scottish writers do not aim at the topical, but to produce a thoughtful window on each writer's mind and work. Recorded at intervals over sixteen years, they go at the writer's chosen pace. Writers relish them. Naomi Mitchison had not met anyone who'd read so much of her work for many years, and she enjoyed the discussion. Iain Crichton Smith incorporated the conversation seamlessly into his ceaseless exploration of life, art, beliefs and poetry. Bernard MacLaverty was his endlessly amusing self, causing interviewer hilarity while giving a reasonably serious account of his writing career which will fascinate readers of his latest novel, The Anatomy School. Iain Banks told of a young writer coming to publication, from the shadow of the Forth Bridge to frustrations in London, but at last to The Wasp Factory, and Alan Spence was entertaining and enlightening as well as funny on subjects from his boyhood in Govan and his introduction to meditation, to his work for the theatre."--BOOK JACKET
Neil Gunn's country : essays in celebration of Neil Gunn( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English 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 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and loves of Oscar Wilde( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Oscar Wilde's life, told by his grandson and others
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 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of in-depth interviews, Isobel Murray meets five distinguished Scottish authors, aiming to penetrate their work and reveal previously unexplored aspects of their writing. These interviews open a window onto each writer's mind and work. Joan Lingard talks of her many superb children's books as well as her adult novels. John Herdman follows a darker philosophical tradition of Scottish thinking that stems from Hogg and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Saltire Prize winner Janice Galloway discusses her journeys in fiction with some departures from conventional novel writing along the way. The short story writer and Booker shortlisted novelist Ali Smith enjoys striking sparks off the interviewer, her former university supervisor. And Robin Jenkins, winner of a lifetime achievement award for his Scottish fiction, was in a rare talkative mood; his candid discussion is particularly poignant in light of his recent passing."--BOOK JACKET
Somewhere beyond by Jessie Kesson( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major works by Oscar Wilde( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 17 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel light by Naomi Mitchison( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman is transformed by a magical journey
 
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Complete shorter fiction The complete shorter fiction of Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde : the major worksComplete shorter fictionOscar WildeComplete poetryThe complete shorter fiction of Oscar WildeThe soul of man, and prison writingsBeyond this limit : selected shorter fiction of Naomi MitchisonJessie Kesson : writing her life : a biography
Alternative Names
Murray, Isobel

Murray Isobel M.

Languages
English (239)

Italian (2)