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best known works of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

best known works of Oscar Wilde

including the poems, novels, plays, essays, fairy tales and dialogues

by Oscar Wilde

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Published by Blue Ribbon Books in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination620 p.
Number of Pages620
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14818238M

Throughout the s, Wilde became a household name with the publication of his masterpiece novel, The Picture of Dorian Graya Faustian tale about beauty and youth, as well as a string of highly successful plays, including Lady Windermere's Fanthe Symbolist melodrama SalomeA Woman of No Importanceand An Ideal Husband Though they were not aristocrats, the Wildes were well-off and provided Oscar with a fine education. Live the wonderful life that is in you! Upon his graduation inWilde received the Berkeley Gold Medal as Trinity's best student in Greek, as well as the Demyship scholarship for further study at Magdalen College in Oxford.

We would love to hear all about it. At one of these dinners, Whistler said a bon mot that Wilde found particularly witty, Wilde exclaimed that he wished that he had said it, and Whistler retorted "You will, Oscar, you will". George Orwell summarised, "In effect, the world will be populated by artists, each striving after perfection in the way that seems best to him. In a second trial often referred to as "the trial of the century," the writer was found guilty of "indecent acts" and was sentenced to two years of hard labor in England's Reading Gaol.

He wore his hair long, openly scorned "manly" sports though he occasionally boxed, [21] and he decorated his rooms with peacock feathers, lilies, sunflowers, blue china and other objets d'art. Though containing nothing but "special pleading", it would not, he says "be possible to build an airier castle in Spain than this of the imaginary William Hughes" we continue listening nonetheless to be charmed by the telling. Wilde's mother, Jane Francesca Elgee, was a poet who was closely associated with the Young Irelander Rebellion ofa skilled linguist whose acclaimed English translation of Pomeranian novelist Wilhelm Meinhold's Sidonia the Sorceress had a deep influence on her son's later writing. Live the wonderful life that is in you!


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Best known works of Oscar Wilde book

In the centre of the room, clamped to an upright easel, stood the full-length portrait of a young man of extraordinary personal beauty, and in front of it, some little distance away, was sitting the artist himself, Basil Hallward, whose sudden disappearance some years ago caused, at the time, such public excitement, and gave rise to so many strangeconjectures.

He became more serious inwhen he met the Reverend Sebastian Bowden, a priest in the Brompton Oratory who had received some high-profile converts. With his education complete Wilde moved to London and its fashionable cultural and social circles. Whenever I have gone there, there have been either so many people that I have not been able to see the pictures, which was dreadful, or so many pictures that I have not been able to see the people, which was worse.

Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. The Academy is too large and too vulgar. Ruskin admired beauty, but believed it must be allied with, and applied to, moral good. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. They had two sons: Cyril, born inand Vyvyan, born in Two pieces of fiction were usually included, one to be read to children, the other for the ladies themselves.

Did you enjoy these Oscar Wilde quotes? Higginsona cleric and abolitionist, wrote in "Unmanly Manhood" of his general concern that Wilde, "whose only distinction is that he has written a thin volume of very mediocre verse", would improperly influence the behaviour of men and women.

The novel is a cautionary tale about a beautiful young man, Dorian Gray, who wishes and receives his wish that his portrait ages while he remains youthful and lives a life of sin and pleasure.

About Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde was one of the best-known writers of the 19th century, with works such as The Picture of Dorian Gray widely recognized as classics.

Ann's Church, Dawson Street. Wilde considered Vivian's article to be a scurrilous betrayal, and it directly caused the broken friendship between Wilde and Whistler. However, its popularity has endured to this day thanks to its sharp wit and piercing insights into the hypocrisy of Victorian society.

Richard D'Oyly Cartean English impresario, invited Wilde to make a lecture tour of North America, simultaneously priming the pump for the US tour of Patience and selling this most charming aesthete to the American public.

Newsletter 50 Oscar Wilde Quotes Celebrating Life and Love A famous poet and playwright who is still popular today, these Oscar Wilde quotes will ignite your passion within.

Wilde worked hard to solicit good contributions from his wide artistic acquaintance, including those of Lady Wilde and his wife Constance, while his own "Literary and Other Notes" were themselves popular and amusing.

Nevertheless, his witty, imaginative and undeniably beautiful works, in particular his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and his play The Importance of Being Earnest, are considered among the great literary masterpieces of the late Victorian period.

However, his relationships with men scandalized his narrow-minded contemporaries, and after serving a two-year prison sentence, he died in poverty and obscurity in Paris in This is a fault. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. Hopefully, his words have inspired you to live your life to the fullest, regardless of circumstance.Anything written by Wilde is worth one’s attention, including his letters.

If I were to single out a few works that show the range of his genius, they would be: Salome: Wilde’s decadent one-act shocker, originally written in French and then transl. The Best Known Works of Oscar Wilde (The Book League of America) [Oscar Wilde] on atlasbowling.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Oscar Wilde was an author, poet and playwright who is well-known for his iconic works as well as his brilliant wit and colorful atlasbowling.com: Norbert Juma. The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde Book Resume: Wilde's works are suffused with his aestheticism, brilliant craftsmanship, legendary wit and, ultimately, his tragic muse.

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He wrote tender fairy stories for children employing all his grace, artistry and wit, of which the best-known is The Happy Prince. Counterpoints to this were. The Ballad of Reading Gaol Oscar Wilde.

The Ballad of Reading Goal was among the last written works of Oscar Wilde. The poem was written after two years after Oscar Wilde was released from prison and the poem focuses on the execution of one of the prison inmate who was in the same.